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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 Gladys, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gladys 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 Gladys:
    • 48.495304, -103.820204
    • 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 Gladys
  • 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 Gladys ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Gladys.

Within North Dakota, the name Gladys is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Van Buren County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Gladys [Van Buren County].
    • Georgia
      • Berrien County
      • This Gladys is located in Berrien County and lies 1,592 miles [2,562.1 km]<2> to the southeast of the Gladys that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berrien County community of Gladys.
    • Kansas
      • Sedgwick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Gladys [Sedgwick County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lawrence County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Gladys [Lawrence County].
    • Michigan
      • Chippewa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Gladys [Chippewa County].
    • Texas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Gladys is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,376 miles [2,214.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Gladys that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Gladys.
      • Montague County
      • This Gladys is located in Montague County and lies 1,077 miles [1,733.3 km] to the south southeast of the Gladys that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montague County community of Gladys.
    • Virginia
      • Campbell County
      • This Gladys is located in Campbell County and lies 1,467 miles [2,360.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Gladys that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Gladys.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gladys ...

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.

  • Antelope [Sheridan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope [Sheridan County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Gladys
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<5>
  • Hanks [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks
    • Hanks [Williams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Gladys
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks
  • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medicine Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Lake
    • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the west of Gladys
    • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Lake<5>
  • Plentywood [Sheridan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plentywood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plentywood
    • Plentywood [Sheridan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Gladys
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,732 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plentywood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plentywood<5>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Reserve [Sheridan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reserve have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve
      • Reserve [Sheridan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Gladys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reserve<5>
    • Rock Crossing [Sheridan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Crossing
      • Rock Crossing [Sheridan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Gladys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Crossing
    • Springbrook [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
      • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Wildrose [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildrose
      • Wildrose [Williams County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildrose<5>

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 Gladys. 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 ...
    • Mimi Rogers Weddell     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Williston (North Dakota) on Monday February 15, 1915 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday September 24, 2009 at the age of 94. She is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Williston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Gladys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mimi Rogers Weddell<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Williston, which is the Seat of Williams County and lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Gladys to Williston, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 183 miles [294.5 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,481 miles [2,383.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 58 days and walking would take 85 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,337 miles [10,198.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,105 miles [11,434.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,084 miles [8,181.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Dakota

About Williams County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.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 Gladys, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Gladys) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gladys. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4953, Longitude: -103.8202       In this case, the coordinates for Gladys have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Gladys could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Gladys to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.127 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.521 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.926 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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