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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 Glennwood Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glennwood Acres 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 Glennwood Acres:
    • 36.098193, -80.100043
    • 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 Glennwood Acres
  • 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 Glennwood Acres ...

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.

  • Benefit [Forsyth County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benefit
    • Benefit [Forsyth County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Glennwood Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benefit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bonanza Hills [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonanza Hills
    • Bonanza Hills [Forsyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Glennwood Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonanza Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonanza Hills
  • Cityview [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cityview
    • Cityview [Forsyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Glennwood Acres
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cityview
  • Four Seasons [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Seasons
    • Four Seasons [Forsyth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Glennwood Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Seasons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Seasons
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    • Fox Run [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Run
      • Fox Run [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Glennwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Run
    • Georgetown [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Davidson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Glennwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Greystone Forest [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greystone Forest
      • Greystone Forest [Forsyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Glennwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greystone Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greystone Forest
    • High Meadows [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Meadows
      • High Meadows [Forsyth County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Glennwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Meadows
    • Horneytown [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horneytown
      • Horneytown [Forsyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glennwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horneytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horneytown
    • Quail Hollow [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Forsyth County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Glennwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hollow
    • Smokerise [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smokerise
      • Smokerise [Forsyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Glennwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smokerise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smokerise
    • Sun Meadows [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Meadows
      • Sun Meadows [Forsyth County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Glennwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Meadows
    • Timber Trails [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Trails
      • Timber Trails [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Glennwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Trails have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Trails
    • Union Cross [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Cross
      • Union Cross [Forsyth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Glennwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cross
    • Willowbend [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbend
      • Willowbend [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Glennwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowbend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbend

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 Glennwood Acres. 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Hawkins Brown<3>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Glennwood Acres.
      • Greensboro is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal 'Skinny' Brown<3>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mace Stanley Brown<3>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Glennwood Acres.
      • Winston-Salem is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Cardwell<3>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Thomas Clack<3>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wes Ferrell<3>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jester Joseph Hairston<3>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Hamilton, IV<3>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Hall 'Ray' Hayworth<3>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dolley Madison<3>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julia Mae Brown Mainer<3>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Webb Nicholson<3>
    • Gene Tanner     (Musician - a member of 'The Five Royales')
      • Musician - a member of 'The Five Royales'. He was born in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Saturday February 1, 1936 and died in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1994 at the age of 58.
      • Winston-Salem is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Glennwood Acres.
      • Winston-Salem is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Glennwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Tanner<3>

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

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

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    • Winston-Salem, which is the Seat of Forsyth County and lies just to the West.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 84 miles [135.2 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Glennwood Acres to Raleigh, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 255 miles [410.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,149 miles [9,895.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,850 miles [11,024 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,729 miles [7,610.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Forsyth County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Forsyth County: www.co.forsyth.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- Glennwood Acres) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glennwood Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0982, Longitude: -80.1000       In this case, the coordinates for Glennwood Acres 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Glennwood Acres to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.787 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.182 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.945 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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