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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 Glen Allen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glen Allen 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 Glen Allen:
    • 37.666063, -77.506245
    • 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 Glen Allen
  • 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 Glen Allen ...

We have found one communities that share the name Glen Allen.

Within Virginia, the name Glen Allen is unique.

Beyond Virginia, there is another community also named Glen Allen in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Fayette County
      • This Glen Allen is located in Fayette County and lies 628 miles [1,010.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Glen Allen that is located in Henrico County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Glen Allen.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Allen ...

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.

  • English Hills [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Hills
    • English Hills [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Allen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Hills
  • Erin Shades [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erin Shades
    • Erin Shades [Henrico County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Glen Allen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erin Shades have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin Shades
  • French Hay [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Hay
    • French Hay [Hanover County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Allen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Hay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Hay
  • Greenwood [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Glen Allen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
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    • Kings Charter [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Charter
      • Kings Charter [Hanover County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Glen Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Charter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Charter
    • Kingswood Court [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood Court
      • Kingswood Court [Hanover County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Glen Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingswood Court
    • Laurel Park [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henrico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Glen Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
    • Lewistown [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
      • Lewistown [Hanover County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
    • Longdale [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longdale
      • Longdale [Henrico County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Glen Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longdale
    • Poindexters [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poindexters
      • Poindexters [Hanover County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poindexters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poindexters
    • Quail Walk [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Walk
      • Quail Walk [Henrico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Glen Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Walk
    • Randolph Ridge [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph Ridge
      • Randolph Ridge [Henrico County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Glen Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph Ridge
    • Sweet Briar Park [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Briar Park
      • Sweet Briar Park [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Briar Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Briar Park
    • Yellow Tavern [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Tavern
      • Yellow Tavern [Henrico County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Tavern

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 Glen Allen. 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 ...
    • Edmund Archer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Richmond (VA) on September 28, 1904 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on July 13, 1986 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<3>
    • Clarence H. Bassett     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Jamaica (NY) on March 13, 1936 (a Friday) and died in Richmond (VA) on January 25, 2005 (a Tueday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence H. Bassett<3>
    • John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (VA) on March 20, 1891 (a Friday) and died in Richmond (VA) on September 8, 1941 (a Monday) at the age of 50. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<3>
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (PA) on September 1, 1917 (a Saturday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 8, 1980 (a Friday) at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<3>
    • James Branch Cabell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Richmond (VA) on April 14, 1879 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on May 5, 1958 (a Monday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<3>
    • Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch     (Journalist, lyricist)
    • Alan Campbell     (Screenwriter, actor)
      • Screenwriter, actor. He was born in Richmond (VA) on February 21, 1904 (a Sunday) and died in West Hollywood (CA) on June 14, 1963 (a Friday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<3>
    • Arthur Dawson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Crewe (England) on March 9, 1858 (a Tueday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 22, 1922 (a Tueday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<3>
    • Jimmy Dean     (Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman)
      • Full name: Jimmy Ray Dean
      • Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (TX) on August 10, 1928 (a Friday) and died in Varina (VA) on June 13, 2010 (a Sunday) at the age of 81.
      • Varina is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<3>
    • Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Richmond (VA) on October 23, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on June 19, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Richmond is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Glen Allen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<3>
    • Douglas Southall Freeman     (Author, historian)
    • Charles Gilpin     (Actor)

How Far From Glen Allen to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Glen Allen to Richmond, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 88 miles [141.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,970 miles [9,607.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,671 miles [10,735.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,549 miles [7,320.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Virginia

About Henrico County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henrico County: www.co.henrico.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Glen Allen) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glen Allen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glen AllenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Allen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6661, Longitude: -77.5062    
<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 Glen Allen 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 308.233 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.641 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.37 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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