RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Glen Lyn, Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other VA
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Glen Lyn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glen Lyn 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 Lyn:
    • 37.373095, -80.857538
    • 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 Lyn
  • 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 Glen Lyn ...

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.

  • Bluff City [Giles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
    • Bluff City [Giles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Lyn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
  • Bozoo [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bozoo
    • Bozoo [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Glen Lyn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bozoo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bozoo
  • Chestnut Knob [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Knob
    • Chestnut Knob [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Lyn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Knob
  • Cloverdale [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Lyn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • French [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French
      • French [Giles County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Glen Lyn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French
    • Gray Sulphur Springs [Giles County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Sulphur Springs
      • Gray Sulphur Springs [Giles County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Glen Lyn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hatcher [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatcher
      • Hatcher [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Glen Lyn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher
    • Hill Top [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Top
      • Hill Top [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Lyn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Top have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
    • Kellysville [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellysville
      • Kellysville [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Lyn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellysville
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Lyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<3>
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Lyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<3>
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]

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 Lyn. 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 ...
    • William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley     (Professional football)
    • Henry King     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Christiansburg (Virginia) on Sunday January 24, 1886 and died in Toluca Lake (California) on Tueday June 29, 1982 at the age of 96. He is buried at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Christiansburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Glen Lyn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry King<4>
    • Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at the age of 56. He is buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Newport is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Glen Lyn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<4>

How Far From Glen Lyn 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 town such as Glen Lyn to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pearisburg, which is the Seat of Giles County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 187 miles [300.9 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Glen Lyn to Richmond, with an average speed<5>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 232 miles [373.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,125 miles [9,857.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,833 miles [10,996.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,709 miles [7,578.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Virginia

About Giles County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Giles County: www.gilescounty.org/

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' (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- Glen Lyn) 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 Glen Lyn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glen Lyn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Lyn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3731, Longitude: -80.8575       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Lyn 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Glen Lyn 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 310.213 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.857 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.848 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 27 Oct 2020