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Welcome to Glen Forest ...

Glen Forest is located in Durham County<1>.

The location of Glen Forest has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Glen Forest: Glen Frst.

Glen Forest is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Glen Forest lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Glen Forest: (919) and (984)<4>

Communities Also Named Glen Forest ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Glen Forest: This one is located in Durham County and the other is located in Wake County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 6 communities that are also named Glen Forest - they are located in Alabama, Texas and Virginia (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Glen Forest.

Communities near Glen Forest ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Glen Forest.

  • Raleigh [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
    • Raleigh [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Glen Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474,414 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<6>
  • Durham [Durham County]
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    • Durham [Durham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Glen Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 285,897 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<6>
  • Cary [Chatham County]
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    • Cary [Chatham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Glen Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 173,587 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cary<6>
  • Chapel Hill [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Glen Forest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 63,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapel Hill<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
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      • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Glen Forest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<6>
    • Morrisville [Durham County]
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      • Morrisville [Durham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Glen Forest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville<6>
    • Carrboro [Orange County]
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      • Carrboro [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Glen Forest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrboro<6>
    • Butner [Granville County]
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      • Butner [Granville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Glen Forest
      • Estimated population in 2015: 7,751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butner<6>
    • Hillsborough [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsborough
      • Hillsborough [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Glen Forest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsborough
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsborough<6>
    • Creedmoor [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creedmoor
      • Creedmoor [Granville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Glen Forest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creedmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creedmoor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creedmoor<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Glen Forest. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Glen Forest.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Glen Forest. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Glen Forest.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Glen Forest. See our Newspapers Page for Glen Forest.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glen Forest ...

Looking for more information about Glen Forest? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Glen Forest, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Glen Forest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Durham County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Durham County: www.co.durham.nc.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Durham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Glen Forest - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<5>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 Forest) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0221, Longitude: -78.8097       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Forest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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