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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 Glendon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glendon and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Glendon:
    • 35.482371, -79.416968
    • 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 Glendon
  • 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 Glendon ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Glendon.

Within North Carolina, the name Glendon is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Glendon lies 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Glendon that is located in Moore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendon
    • Iowa
      • Guthrie County
      • This Glendon is located in Guthrie County and lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Glendon that is located in Moore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guthrie County community of Glendon.
    • Maine
      • Lincoln County
      • This Glendon is located in Lincoln County and lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Glendon that is located in Moore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Glendon.
    • Ohio
      • Fayette County
      • This Glendon is located in Fayette County and lies 358 miles [576.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Glendon that is located in Moore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Glendon.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Northampton County
      • This Glendon is located in Northampton County and lies 423 miles [680.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Glendon that is located in Moore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Glendon.
      • Schuylkill County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Glendon [Schuylkill County].
    • West Virginia
      • Braxton County
      • This Glendon is located in Braxton County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Glendon that is located in Moore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Braxton County community of Glendon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glendon ...

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.

  • Carthage [Moore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Moore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Glendon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,595 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<4>
  • Cool Springs [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Springs
    • Cool Springs [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Glendon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Springs
  • Gulf [Chatham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf
    • Gulf [Chatham County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Glendon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf
  • Harpers Crossroads [Chatham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Crossroads
    • Harpers Crossroads [Chatham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Glendon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Crossroads
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    • Haw Branch [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haw Branch
      • Haw Branch [Moore County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Glendon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haw Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haw Branch
    • High Falls [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Falls
      • High Falls [Moore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Glendon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Falls
    • Hill Crest [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Crest
      • Hill Crest [Moore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Glendon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Crest
    • Holly Hills [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hills
      • Holly Hills [Lee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Glendon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hills
    • Owls Nest [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owls Nest
      • Owls Nest [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Glendon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owls Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owls Nest
    • Planters Ridge [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Planters Ridge
      • Planters Ridge [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Glendon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Planters Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Planters Ridge
    • Pleasantville [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Moore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Glendon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
    • Quail Ridge [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Ridge
      • Quail Ridge [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Glendon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Ridge
    • Robbins [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbins
      • Robbins [Moore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Glendon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robbins<4>
    • Royal Oaks [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Oaks
      • Royal Oaks [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Glendon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Oaks
    • Tramway [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tramway
      • Tramway [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Glendon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tramway
    • Wildwood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Lee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Glendon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Glendon. 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 ...
    • Frances Elizabeth Bavier     (Actress)

How Far From Glendon 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 Glendon to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Carthage, which is the Seat of Moore County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Glendon to Carthage, with an average speed<6> 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 48 miles [77.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 269 miles [432.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,147 miles [9,892.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,843 miles [11,012.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,724 miles [7,602.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Moore County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Moore County: www.co.moore.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- Glendon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glendon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4824, Longitude: -79.4170       In this case, the coordinates for Glendon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Glendon could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Glendon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.401 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.65 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.871 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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