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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 Glenwood Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glenwood 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 Glenwood Acres:
    • 36.078747, -79.525023
    • 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 Glenwood 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

Communities Also Named Glenwood Acres ...

We have found five communities that share the name Glenwood Acres.

Within North Carolina, the name Glenwood Acres is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Glenwood Acres is located in Hillsborough County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Glenwood Acres that is located in Alamance County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Glenwood Acres.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Glenwood Acres is located in Greenville County and lies 179 miles [288.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Glenwood Acres that is located in Alamance County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Glenwood Acres.
      • Orangeburg County
      • This Glenwood Acres is located in Orangeburg County and lies 192 miles [309 km] to the south southwest of the Glenwood Acres that is located in Alamance County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orangeburg County community of Glenwood Acres.
      • York County
      • This Glenwood Acres is located in York County and lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the southwest of the Glenwood Acres that is located in Alamance County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Glenwood Acres.
    • Texas
      • Cameron County
      • This Glenwood Acres is located in Cameron County and lies 1,264 miles [2,034.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Glenwood Acres that is located in Alamance County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cameron County community of Glenwood Acres.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenwood 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.

  • Birchwood [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchwood
    • Birchwood [Alamance County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glenwood Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
  • Cedar Crest [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Crest
    • Cedar Crest [Alamance County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Glenwood Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crest
  • Graham [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Glenwood Acres
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graham<3>
  • Green Acres [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Glenwood Acres
    • 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
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    • Grove Park [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
      • Grove Park [Alamance County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Glenwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Park
    • Hunting Hills [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunting Hills
      • Hunting Hills [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Glenwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunting Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunting Hills
    • Lakeview [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Alamance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Glenwood Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Mark View [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mark View
      • Mark View [Alamance County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Glenwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mark View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mark View
    • Pickwood Hills [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickwood Hills
      • Pickwood Hills [Alamance County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glenwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickwood Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickwood Hills
    • Quail Hollow [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Glenwood 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
    • Random Hills [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Random Hills
      • Random Hills [Alamance County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Glenwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Random Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Random Hills
    • Rock Creek [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Alamance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Glenwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Rockwood [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Alamance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Glenwood Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood
    • Spring Valley [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Alamance County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Glenwood Acres
      • 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

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 Glenwood 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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    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Glenwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Elizabeth Bavier<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Glenwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Hawkins Brown<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Glenwood Acres.
      • Greensboro is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Glenwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal 'Skinny' Brown<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Glenwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mace Stanley Brown<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Glenwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Thomas Clack<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Glenwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wes Ferrell<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Glenwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Hall 'Ray' Hayworth<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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Glenwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Randall Jarrell<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Glenwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dolley Madison<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Glenwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Webb Nicholson<4>
    • Tom Zachary     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Graham (North Carolina) on Thursday May 7, 1896 and died in Burlington (North Carolina) on Friday January 24, 1969 at the age of 72. He is buried at Alamance Memorial Park (Alamance County, North Carolina).
      • Graham is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Glenwood Acres.
      • Burlington is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Glenwood Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Zachary<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Graham, which is the Seat of Alamance County and lies just to the East.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 53 miles [85.3 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Glenwood Acres to Raleigh, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 237 miles [381.4 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 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,125 miles [9,857.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,824 miles [10,982.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,704 miles [7,570.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Alamance County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Alamance County: www.alamance-nc.com/

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- Glenwood Acres) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glenwood Acres. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glenwood AcresOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenwood Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0787, Longitude: -79.5250       In this case, the coordinates for Glenwood 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>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 Glenwood Acres 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 309.454 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.798 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.723 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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