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Welcome to Glen Wilton ...

Glen Wilton is located in Botetourt County<1>.

Glen Wilton is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Glen Wilton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Glen Wilton is located in the (540) area code.

Communities near Glen Wilton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Glen Wilton.

  • Covington [Covington City]
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    • Covington [Covington City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Glen Wilton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<5>
  • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
    • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Glen Wilton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,444 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Forge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Forge<5>
  • Buchanan [Botetourt County]
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    • Buchanan [Botetourt County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Glen Wilton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,182 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<5>
  • Iron Gate [Alleghany County]
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    • Iron Gate [Alleghany County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Glen Wilton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fincastle [Botetourt County]
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      • Fincastle [Botetourt County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the south of Glen Wilton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fincastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fincastle<5>
    • Low Moor [Alleghany County]
    • Rich Patch [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Patch
      • Rich Patch [Alleghany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Glen Wilton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Patch
    • Griffith [Alleghany County]
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      • Griffith [Alleghany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Glen Wilton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffith have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
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      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Glen Wilton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Petre Cave
      • Salt Petre Cave [Botetourt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Glen Wilton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Salt Petre Cave. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Salt Petre Cave has also been known as:
      • Salt Peter Cave
      • Saltpetre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Petre Cave

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Glen Wilton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Glen Wilton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Glen Wilton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Glen Wilton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Glen Wilton. See our Newspapers Page for Glen Wilton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glen Wilton ...

Looking for more information about Glen Wilton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Glen Wilton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Glen Wilton.

Adding Glen Wilton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Glen Wilton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Glen Wilton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Glen Wilton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Glen Wilton on our Genealogy Page.

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About Botetourt County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Botetourt County: www.co.botetourt.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Botetourt, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glen Wilton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glen Wilton) 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 Wilton. 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 Glen WiltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Wilton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7540, Longitude: -79.8190    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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