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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 Anna, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glen Anna 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 Anna:
    • 35.841526, -80.091989
    • 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 Anna
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Anna ...

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.

  • Eden [Davidson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Davidson County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Glen Anna
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Erwin Heights [Davidson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin Heights
    • Erwin Heights [Davidson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Glen Anna
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin Heights
  • Fair Grove [Davidson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Grove
    • Fair Grove [Davidson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Glen Anna
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Grove
  • Fuller Mill [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller Mill
    • Fuller Mill [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Anna
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuller Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller Mill
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    • Holly Grove [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
      • Holly Grove [Davidson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Anna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
    • Light [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Light
      • Light [Davidson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Glen Anna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Light have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Light
    • Pilot [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot
      • Pilot [Davidson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Anna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot
    • Stones Throw [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stones Throw
      • Stones Throw [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Anna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stones Throw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stones Throw
    • Trinity [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Anna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<3>
    • Trinity Park [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity Park
      • Trinity Park [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Anna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Park

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 Anna. 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.

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    • Charlotte Hawkins Brown     (Author, educator, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute)
      • Author, educator, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute. She was born in Henderson (North Carolina) on Monday June 11, 1883 and died in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Wednesday January 11, 1961 at the age of 77.
      • Greensboro is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Hawkins Brown<4>
    • Hal 'Skinny' Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Thursday December 11, 1924 and died in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Thursday December 17, 2015 at the age of 91. We don't have any burial details.
      • Greensboro is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Glen Anna.
      • Greensboro is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal 'Skinny' Brown<4>
    • Mace Stanley Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in North English (Iowa) on Friday May 21, 1909 and died in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Sunday March 24, 2002 at the age of 92. He is buried at Westminster Gardens Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Greensboro is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mace Stanley Brown<4>
    • Don Cardwell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Saturday December 7, 1935 and died in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Monday January 14, 2008 at the age of 72. He is buried at God's Acre (Forsyth County, North Carolina).
      • Winston-Salem is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Glen Anna.
      • Winston-Salem is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Cardwell<4>
    • Jim Thomas Clack     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Rocky Mount (North Carolina) on Sunday October 26, 1947 and died in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Friday April 7, 2006 at the age of 58. He is buried at Westminster Gardens Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Greensboro is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Thomas Clack<4>
    • Wes Ferrell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Sunday February 2, 1908 and died in Sarasota (Florida) on Thursday December 9, 1976 at the age of 68. He is buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Greensboro is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wes Ferrell<4>
    • Jester Joseph Hairston     (Actor, musician, actor)
      • Actor, musician, actor. He was born in Belews Creek (North Carolina) on Tueday July 9, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday January 18, 2000 at the age of 98. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Belews Creek is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jester Joseph Hairston<4>
    • George Hamilton, IV     (Singer, musician)
      • Singer, musician. He was born in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Monday July 19, 1937 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at the age of 77. He is buried at God's Acre (Forsyth County, North Carolina).
      • Winston-Salem is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Hamilton, IV<4>
    • Wilbert Harrison     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Saturday January 5, 1929 and died in Spencer (North Carolina) on Wednesday October 26, 1994 at the age of 65. He is buried at North Pinewood Cemetery (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Spencer is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilbert Harrison<4>
    • Raymond Hall 'Ray' Hayworth     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in High Point (North Carolina) on Friday January 29, 1904 and died on Wednesday September 25, 2002 at the age of 98. He is buried at Guilford Memorial Park (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • High Point is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Hall 'Ray' Hayworth<4>
    • Dolley Madison     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Madison (1809 - 1817))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Madison (1809 - 1817). She was born in Guilford College (North Carolina) on Friday May 20, 1768 and died in Washington, DC on Thursday July 12, 1849 at the age of 81.
      • Guilford College is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dolley Madison<4>
    • Julia Mae Brown Mainer     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Mocksville (North Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1919 and died in Flint (Michigan) on Wednesday January 21, 2015 at the age of 95. She is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Genesee County, Michigan).
      • Mocksville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julia Mae Brown Mainer<4>
    • Mary Webb Nicholson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Wednesday July 12, 1905 and died in Worcestershire (England) on Saturday May 22, 1943 at the age of 37. She is buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Greensboro is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Glen Anna.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Webb Nicholson<4>

How Far From Glen Anna 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 community such as Glen Anna to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Davidson County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Glen Anna to Lexington, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 269 miles [432.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,160 miles [9,913.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,860 miles [11,040.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,739 miles [7,626.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Davidson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Davidson County: www.co.davidson.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glen Anna) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Anna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8415, Longitude: -80.0920       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Anna 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Anna to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.785 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.142 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.022 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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