RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Glenn Echo, North Carolina

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other NC
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Glenn Echo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glenn Echo 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 Glenn Echo:
    • 35.757082, -80.857295
    • 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 Glenn Echo
  • 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 Glenn Echo ...

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.

  • Cloverdale [Iredell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Iredell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Glenn Echo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Green Acres [Iredell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Iredell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Glenn Echo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Hickory Hills [Iredell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
    • Hickory Hills [Iredell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Glenn Echo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
  • Kingswood [Iredell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood
    • Kingswood [Iredell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Glenn Echo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingswood
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kyles Crossroads [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyles Crossroads
      • Kyles Crossroads [Iredell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Glenn Echo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kyles Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyles Crossroads
    • Meadow View [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow View
      • Meadow View [Iredell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Glenn Echo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow View
    • Ourdell [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ourdell
      • Ourdell [Iredell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Glenn Echo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ourdell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ourdell
    • Troutman [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutman
      • Troutman [Iredell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Glenn Echo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,817 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troutman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutman<3>
    • Valley Stream [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Stream
      • Valley Stream [Iredell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Glenn Echo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Stream have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Stream
    • Wildwood Park [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Park
      • Wildwood Park [Iredell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Glenn Echo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood 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 Glenn Echo. 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 ...
    • Elvia Allman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Enochville (North Carolina) on Monday September 19, 1904 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Friday March 6, 1992 at the age of 87.
      • Enochville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Glenn Echo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elvia Allman<4>
    • Reverend Ernest Angley     (Televangelist, author)
      • Televangelist, author. He was born in Mooresville (North Carolina) on Tueday August 9, 1921 and died in Akron (Ohio) on Friday May 7, 2021 at the age of 99.
      • Mooresville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Glenn Echo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Ernest Angley<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).
      • Charlotte is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the south of Glenn Echo.
      • Spencer is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Glenn Echo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilbert Harrison<4>
    • William Franklin 'Bill' Horton     (Singer, musician)
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Glenn Echo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julia Mae Brown Mainer<4>

How Far From Glenn Echo to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Statesville, which is the Seat of Iredell County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 124 miles [199.6 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Glenn Echo to Raleigh, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 301 miles [484.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,197 miles [9,973.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,898 miles [11,101.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,777 miles [7,687.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Iredell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Iredell County: www.co.iredell.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Glenn Echo) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenn Echo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7571, Longitude: -80.8573       In this case, the coordinates for Glenn Echo 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 Glenn Echo 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 310.23 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.639 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.351 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022