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This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Glenbrook. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Glenbrook.

Our sources for Glenbrook (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Glenbrook other than they indicate that Glenbrook would be found somewhere in Fairfax County, Virginia.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1891 and closed  in 1911.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Glenbrook ...

We found thirteen communities that share the name Glenbrook.

Within Virginia, the name Glenbrook is unique.

Beyond Virginia, 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
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Glenbrook [Lake County].
      • Nevada County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Glenbrook [Nevada County].
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Connecticut community of Glenbrook [Fairfield County].
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> 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
      • Please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Glenbrook [East Baton Rouge Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Glenbrook [Anne Arundel County].
      • Montgomery County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Glenbrook [Montgomery County].
    • Nevada
      • Douglas County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Glenbrook [Douglas County].
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Glenbrook [Cumberland County].
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Glenbrook [Montgomery County].
    • Ontario
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Glenbrook.
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Glenbrook [Benton County].
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Glenbrook [Wood County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Glenbrook ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Glenbrook:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Glenbrook - Services available: had a Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

More Orphans in  Fairfax County ...

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As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Fairfax County.

Accotink SpringsLorton Valley
Accotink StationLynobrook
Annandale GardensMackall Hill
Aura HeightsMadrillon
Belle ForestMantua
BelmontMaple Grove
BelvoirMaple Terrace
Betana ParkMarlan Forest
Bonniemill GardensMarshall Farms
BordeauxMary Lee Park
Braddock HillsMason
Brecon RidgeMeridan Park
Brighton SquareMero
Bristow VillageMerry Oaks
Bull RunMiddleridge
Burgundy FarmsMosby
Burke HeightsMoss Crest
Burke HillsMount Daniel
Burke's StationMount Vernon Cedars
Bush HillMount Vernon Forest
 Mount Vernon Grove
CameronMount Vernon Hills
Carriage HillMount Vernon-On-The-Potomac
CavalcadeMount Vernon Park
Cedar SpringsMount Vernon Terrace
Chalet WoodsMount Vernon Valley
Chapel SquareMount Zephyr
Chester ParkMunson Hill
Chesterbrooke Mews 
Clifton StationNewington Station
Colonial FarmsNewington Woods
Colvin Run MillNorth Pine Ridge
Colvin RunNorth Post
CoolspringNorth Woodley
CrosswindsOak Ridge
Cyrandall ValleyOak Valley
 Olde Forge
Danbury ForestOldewood
DewittOrange Hunt
DifficultOrleans Village
DitchleyOx Hill
East WoodfordPanoramic Hills
Engleside VillagePinecrest Heights
EnglesidePinewood South
The English HillsPiney Run
 Pleasant Valley
Fair HillPohick River Pines
Fairfax VillaPoplar Hill
Falls ChurchProspect Hill
Flint HillRavensworth Farms
ForestvilleRavenwood Park
Fort BelvoirRaymondale
Fort FarnsworthReflection Place
Fort LyonReids Grove
Fort Lyons HeightsRepublican Mills
Fort MarcyRidgecrest
Fort WillardRiversidepark
FostoriaRock Springs
Franconia CommonsRockland Village
Frying PanRolling Hills
 Rolling Valley
GarfieldRoyal Court
Glen Erin 
Glen GarySaratoga
Glen OaksSeminary
Grange CampShady Oak
Grass RidgeSherwood Hall
Grays Hill VillageSherwood
GreenwayShirley Springs
Groveton GardensShrevewood
GunstonSky View Park
 Sleepy Hollow Run
Hayfield FarmsSouth Franconia
Heritage SquareSouth Woodley
Heritage VillageSpring Hill
HiddenbrookSpringbrook Forest
Hillbrook ForestSpringfield Woods
Hollin Hall VillageSpringman
Hollinbrook ParkStoneleigh
Holly ForestSunny Ridge
Home CrestSurrey Square
Hunter WoodsSutton Place
Hunter's Mills 
Hunters ValleyTall Oaks
Hunting CreekThe Timbers
Hunting RidgeTimothy Park
Hybla Valley FarmsTree Brooke
Jackson HillsVertain Park
Jefferson MewsVilla Loring
Johnsons Corner 
Jones CornerWakefield Chapel Woods
 Wakefield Chapel
Kentland FarmsWest End
Kings Park WestWest Lewinsville Heights
Lake AnneWestmoreland Heights
Lake HillsWestmoreland Park
Langley RidgeWildwood
Laurel GroveWillard
Lee ManorWilliamsburg Manor
Leigh MillWillston
Leighs CornerWoodburn Heights
Little River PinesWoodlawn Park
LoisdaleWoodlawn Terrace
Long BranchWright Woods

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 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.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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