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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Glen Alpine, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glen Alpine and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Glen Alpine:
    • 35.729908, -81.783058
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Glen Alpine
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Glen Alpine ...

We have found two communities that share the name Glen Alpine.

Within North Carolina, the name Glen Alpine is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these two communities, one is located in the United States and the other in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Glen Alpine lies 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Glen Alpine that is located in Burke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Glen Alpine is located in Sullivan County and lies 69 miles [111 km]<1> to the northwest of the Glen Alpine that is located in Burke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Glen Alpine.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Alpine ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Chambers [Burke County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers
    • Chambers [Burke County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Alpine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chambers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gold [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold
    • Gold [Burke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Glen Alpine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold
  • Hardaway [Burke County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardaway
    • Hardaway [Burke County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Alpine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardaway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hickory Grove [Burke County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
    • Hickory Grove [Burke County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Glen Alpine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Magnolia [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Burke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Glen Alpine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Parkhill [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkhill
      • Parkhill [Burke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Glen Alpine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkhill
    • Pumpkin Center [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Burke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Glen Alpine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Center
    • Tarkey Tail [Burke County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarkey Tail
      • Tarkey Tail [Burke County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Glen Alpine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tarkey Tail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Glen Alpine. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Caroleen (North Carolina) on Sunday February 6, 1927 and died in Rutherfordton (North Carolina) on Sunday September 15, 1991 at the age of 64. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Rutherford County, North Carolina).
      • Rutherfordton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Glen Alpine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess<3>
    • William Franklin 'Bill' Horton     (Singer, musician)
    • Eddie Jackson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Forest City (North Carolina) on Wednesday September 4, 1946 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Monday May 3, 2010 at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Forest City is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Glen Alpine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Jackson<3>

How Far From Glen Alpine to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Glen Alpine to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Glen Alpine and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Morganton, which is the Seat of Burke County and lies just to the East.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Glen Alpine to Raleigh, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 340 miles [547.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,238 miles [10,039.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,941 miles [11,170.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,819 miles [7,755.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Burke County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glen Alpine. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Burke County: www.co.burke.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glen Alpine) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glen Alpine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glen AlpineOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Alpine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7299, Longitude: -81.7831       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Alpine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Glen Alpine to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.771 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.255 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.728 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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