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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 Greenlee, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Greenlee 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 Greenlee:
    • 35.664182, -82.120024
    • 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 Greenlee
  • 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 Greenlee ...

We have found two communities that share the name Greenlee.

Within North Carolina, the name Greenlee is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Mohave County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Mohave County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mohave County community of Greenlee.
    • Virginia
      • Rockbridge County
      • This Greenlee is located in Rockbridge County and lies 198 miles [318.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Greenlee that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlee
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockbridge County community of Greenlee.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Greenlee ...

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.

  • Garden Creek [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Creek
    • Garden Creek [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Greenlee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Creek
  • Graphite [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graphite
    • Graphite [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Greenlee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graphite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graphite
  • Jacktown [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacktown
    • Jacktown [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Greenlee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacktown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacktown
  • Marion [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Greenlee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<4>
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    • Pleasant Gardens [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Gardens
      • Pleasant Gardens [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Greenlee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gardens
    • Providence [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Greenlee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Stumptown [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Greenlee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stumptown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Greenlee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • Toms Creek [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms Creek
      • Toms Creek [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Greenlee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toms Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toms Creek

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 Greenlee. 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 ...
    • Harry Anderson     (Actor, comedian, magician)
      • Full name: Harry Laverne Anderson
      • Actor, comedian, magician. He was born in Newport (RI) on October 14, 1952 (a Tueday) and died in Asheville (NC) on April 16, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Asheville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Greenlee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Anderson<5>
    • Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
    • Richard Jerome 'Rome' Chambers     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1900/05/07:1900/05/07)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1900/05/07:1900/05/07. He was born in Weaverville (NC) on August 31, 1875 (a Tueday) and died in Weaverville (NC) on August 30, 1902 (a Saturday) at the age of 27.
      • Weaverville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Greenlee.
      • Weaverville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Greenlee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Jerome 'Rome' Chambers<5>
    • Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald     (Author, artist)
    • George Guy Gray     (Actor)
    • Eddie Jackson     (Singer)
    • Wade Mainer     (Musician)
    • Rex Lloyd Nelon     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Asheville (NC) on January 19, 1932 (a Tueday) and died in London (England) on January 23, 2000 (a Sunday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Georgia Memorial Park (Cobb County, Georgia).
      • Asheville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Greenlee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rex Lloyd Nelon<5>
    • Patrick Sky     (Singer, songwriter, musician, producer)
      • Born: Patrick Linch
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, producer. He was born in College Park (GA) on October 2, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Asheville (NC) on May 26, 2021 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Asheville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Greenlee.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marion, which is the Seat of McDowell County and lies just to the East.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Greenlee to Raleigh, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 357 miles [574.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,255 miles [10,066.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,959 miles [11,199.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,837 miles [7,784.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About North Carolina

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

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Greenlee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Greenlee) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Greenlee. 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 GreenleeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenlee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6642, Longitude: -82.1200    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Greenlee to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.968 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.472 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.883 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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