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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 Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glen Heights 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 Heights:
    • 35.943476, -79.062234
    • 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 Heights
  • 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 Heights ...

We have found one communities that share the name Glen Heights.

Within North Carolina, the name Glen Heights is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, there is another community also named Glen Heights in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Glen Heights is located in Worcester County and lies 572 miles [920.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Glen Heights that is located in Orange County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Glen Heights.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Heights ...

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.

  • Cedar Hill [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Glen Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Chapel Hill [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Glen Heights
    • 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<3>
  • Coventry [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Glen Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
  • Davie Circle [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davie Circle
    • Davie Circle [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davie Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davie Circle
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    • Fox Meadows [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Meadows
      • Fox Meadows [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Glen Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Meadows
    • Greenwood [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Hidden Hills [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Hills
      • Hidden Hills [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Glen Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Hills
    • Ironwoods [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironwoods
      • Ironwoods [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Glen Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironwoods
    • Lake Ellen [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ellen
      • Lake Ellen [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Glen Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ellen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Ellen
    • Manor Hill [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor Hill
      • Manor Hill [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Glen Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manor Hill
    • Pine Knob [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Knob
      • Pine Knob [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Glen Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Knob
    • Quail Run [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Run
      • Quail Run [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Glen Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Run
    • Spring Valley [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Orange County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Glen Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Wildwood Springs [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Springs
      • Wildwood Springs [Orange County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Glen Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood Springs

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 Heights. 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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    • John 'Big John' Baker     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Monday June 10, 1935 and died in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Wednesday October 31, 2007 at the age of 72. He is buried at Carolina Biblical Gardens (Wake County, North Carolina).
      • Raleigh is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Glen Heights.
      • Raleigh is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Baker<4>
    • Frances Elizabeth Bavier     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in New York (New York) on Sunday December 14, 1902 and died in Siler City (North Carolina) on Wednesday December 6, 1989 at the age of 87. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Chatham County, North Carolina).
      • Siler City is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Elizabeth Bavier<4>
    • Janis Carter     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday October 10, 1913 and died in Durham (North Carolina) on Saturday July 30, 1994 at the age of 80. She is buried at Maplewood Cemetery (Durham County, North Carolina).
      • Durham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janis Carter<4>
    • Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday September 3, 1891 and died in Mount Vernon (New York) on Monday September 25, 1995 at the age of 104. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Wake County, North Carolina).
      • Raleigh is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany<4>
    • Rick Ferrell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Durham (North Carolina) on Thursday October 12, 1905 and died in Bloomfield Hills (Michigan) on Thursday July 27, 1995 at the age of 89. He is buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Durham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rick Ferrell<4>
    • Randall Jarrell     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday May 6, 1914 and died in Chapel Hill (North Carolina) on Thursday October 14, 1965 at the age of 51. He is buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Chapel Hill is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Randall Jarrell<4>
    • Andrew Johnson     (17th President of the US (1865 - 1869))
      • 17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at the age of 66.
      • Raleigh is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson<4>
    • Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham     (Entertainer)
      • Entertainer. He was born in Durham (North Carolina) on Monday April 18, 1904 and died in Bronx (New York) on Sunday December 13, 1981 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Durham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham<4>
    • Janis Martin     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Sutherlin (Virginia) on Wednesday March 27, 1940 and died in Durham (North Carolina) on Monday September 3, 2007 at the age of 67. She is buried at Highland Burial Park (Danville City, Virginia).
      • Durham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janis Martin<4>
    • Clyde Lensley McPhatter     (Singer)
    • Anita Rose Morris     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Durham (North Carolina) on Sunday March 14, 1943 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday March 2, 1994 at the age of 51. She is buried at Maplewood Cemetery (Durham County, North Carolina).
      • Durham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anita Rose Morris<4>
    • Kate Elizabeth Smith     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Washington, DC on Wednesday May 1, 1907 and died in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Tueday June 17, 1986 at the age of 79.
      • Raleigh is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate Elizabeth Smith<4>
    • Grady Tate     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Durham (North Carolina) on Thursday January 14, 1932 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday October 8, 2017 at the age of 85. He is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Durham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Glen Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grady Tate<4>

How Far From Glen Heights to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Hillsborough, which is the Seat of Orange County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glen Heights to Hillsborough, 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 232 miles [373.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,111 miles [9,834.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,809 miles [10,958 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,689 miles [7,546.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Orange County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glen Heights) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9435, Longitude: -79.0622       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Heights 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 Heights 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 309.19 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.476 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.585 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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