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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 Glenbrook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glenbrook 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 Glenbrook:
    • 39.089926, -119.938797
    • 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 Glenbrook
  • 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 Glenbrook ...

We found thirteen communities that share the name Glenbrook.

Within Nevada, the name Glenbrook is unique.

Beyond Nevada, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, twelve are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Lake County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Lake County and lies 152 miles [244.6 km]<1> to the west of the Glenbrook that is located in Douglas County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Glenbrook.
      • Nevada County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Nevada County and lies 59 miles [95 km] to the west of the Glenbrook that is located in Douglas County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Glenbrook.
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Fairfield County and lies 2,426 miles [3,904.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Douglas County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Glenbrook.
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Glenbrook [Harlan County].
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Glenbrook is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 1,733 miles [2,789 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Douglas County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Glenbrook.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 2,296 miles [3,695.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Douglas County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Glenbrook.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Montgomery County and lies 2,275 miles [3,661.3 km] to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Douglas County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Glenbrook.
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Cumberland County and lies 2,253 miles [3,625.9 km]<1> to the east of the Glenbrook that is located in Douglas County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Glenbrook.
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Glenbrook [Montgomery County].
    • Ontario
      • This Glenbrook lies 2,325 miles [3,741.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Douglas County.
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Benton County and lies 402 miles [647 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Glenbrook that is located in Douglas County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Glenbrook.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Glenbrook [Fairfax County].
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Wood County and lies 2,039 miles [3,281.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Douglas County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Glenbrook.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenbrook ...

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.

  • Elk Point
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Point
    • Elk Point is located in Douglas County
  • Hobart ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobart
    • Hobart is located in Douglas County
  • Indian Hills
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
    • Indian Hills is located in Douglas County
  • Kingsbury
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsbury
    • Kingsbury is located in Douglas County
  • Lincoln Park
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
    • Lincoln Park is located in Douglas County
  • Round Hill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
    • Round Hill is located in Douglas County
  • Skyland
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
    • Skyland is located in Douglas County
  • Spooner Junction
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spooner Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spooner Junction
    • Spooner Junction is located in Douglas County
  • Summit Village
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Village
    • Summit Village is located in Douglas County
  • Zephyr Cove
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)

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

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

  • Minden, which is the Seat of Douglas County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Glenbrook to Minden, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Carson City, which is the State Capital of Nevada, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,280 miles [3,669.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 130 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,282 miles [11,719.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,050 miles [12,955.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,089 miles [9,799.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.nv.us/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.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 from Point A (ie- Glenbrook) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenbrook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0899, Longitude: -119.9388    
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Glenbrook 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.
<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 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>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 Glenbrook 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 338.263 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.896 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.635 degrees.









 

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