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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 Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glenwood Crossroads 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 Crossroads:
    • 35.267665, -78.395282
    • 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 Crossroads
  • 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 Glenwood Crossroads ...

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.

  • Five Points [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Johnston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Glenwood Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Harper [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
    • Harper [Johnston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Glenwood Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
  • Herrings Crossroads [Sampson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herrings Crossroads
    • Herrings Crossroads [Sampson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Glenwood Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herrings Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herrings Crossroads
  • Lees Mill [Johnston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Mill
    • Lees Mill [Johnston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Glenwood Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Mill
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    • Monks Crossroads [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monks Crossroads
      • Monks Crossroads [Sampson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glenwood Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monks Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monks Crossroads
    • Overshot [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overshot
      • Overshot [Johnston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glenwood Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overshot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overshot
    • Peacocks Crossroads [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacocks Crossroads
      • Peacocks Crossroads [Johnston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Glenwood Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacocks Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacocks Crossroads
    • Starlight [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starlight
      • Starlight [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Glenwood Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starlight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starlight
    • Timothy [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timothy
      • Timothy [Sampson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Glenwood Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timothy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timothy
    • Woods Crossroads [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Crossroads
      • Woods Crossroads [Johnston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Glenwood Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Crossroads

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 Crossroads. 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 ...
    • Norman Pedro Rich     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Washington, DC on Wednesday February 26, 1930 and died in Selma (North Carolina) on Saturday January 17, 1970 at the age of 39. He is buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery (Passaic County, New Jersey).
      • Selma is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Glenwood Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Pedro Rich<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Smithfield, which is the Seat of Johnston County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Glenwood Crossroads to Smithfield, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 261 miles [420 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,804 miles [10,950 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,686 miles [7,541.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Johnston County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Johnston County: www.co.johnston.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- Glenwood Crossroads) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenwood Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2677, Longitude: -78.3953       In this case, the coordinates for Glenwood Crossroads 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 Glenwood Crossroads 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 308.824 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.958 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.548 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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