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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 Gliden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gliden 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 Gliden:
    • 36.320433, -76.614114
    • 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 Gliden
  • 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 Gliden ...

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.

  • Carter [Gates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Gates County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gliden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Hickory Crossroads [Perquimans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Crossroads
    • Hickory Crossroads [Perquimans County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Gliden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Crossroads
  • Hobbsville [Gates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbsville
    • Hobbsville [Gates County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Gliden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobbsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbsville
  • Joppa [Chowan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa
    • Joppa [Chowan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gliden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joppa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa
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    • Keys Crossroads [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keys Crossroads
      • Keys Crossroads [Gates County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gliden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keys Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keys Crossroads
    • Mitchells Fork [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchells Fork
      • Mitchells Fork [Gates County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gliden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchells Fork
    • Muddy Cross [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy Cross
      • Muddy Cross [Gates County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Gliden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddy Cross
    • Peach [Perquimans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach
      • Peach [Perquimans County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gliden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach
    • Sandy Cross [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Cross
      • Sandy Cross [Gates County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gliden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Cross
    • Sign Pine [Chowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sign Pine
      • Sign Pine [Chowan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Gliden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sign Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sign Pine
    • Snow Hill [Perquimans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Perquimans County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Gliden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Trotville [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trotville
      • Trotville [Gates County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Gliden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trotville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trotville

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 Gliden. 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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    • James Kenneth 'Jimmy' Bangley     (Actor, author)
      • Actor, author. He was born in Suffolk (Virginia) on Wednesday July 11, 1956 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday December 7, 2004 at the age of 48. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Suffolk City, Virginia).
      • Suffolk is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Gliden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Kenneth 'Jimmy' Bangley<3>
    • Harriet Ann Jacobs     (Writer, activist)
      • Writer, activist. She was born in Edenton (North Carolina) on Saturday February 11, 1815 and died in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Sunday March 7, 1897 at the age of 82. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Edenton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Gliden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Ann Jacobs<3>
    • Bosh Pritchard     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Windsor (North Carolina) on Wednesday September 10, 1919 and died in Fort Myers (Florida) on Thursday November 7, 1996 at the age of 77. He is buried at Appomattox Cemetery (Hopewell City, Virginia).
      • Windsor is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Gliden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bosh Pritchard<3>
    • Jethro Pugh     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Windsor (North Carolina) on Monday July 3, 1944 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Wednesday January 7, 2015 at the age of 70. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Windsor is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Gliden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jethro Pugh<3>
    • Burgess Urquhart 'Whitey' Whitehead     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Gliden to ...

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

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

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    • Edenton, which is the Seat of Chowan County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Gliden to Edenton, 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 119 miles [191.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 179 miles [288.1 km] to the north (N). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,988 miles [9,636.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,680 miles [10,750.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,563 miles [7,343.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Chowan County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chowan County: www.chowancounty-nc.gov/

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- Gliden) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gliden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3204, Longitude: -76.6141       In this case, the coordinates for Gliden 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 Gliden 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 307.785 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.927 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.506 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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