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Glenita, Virginia

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Glenita.

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Glenita to:

  • Gate City [Map], which is the Seat of Scott County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Glenita to Gate City, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • Richmond [Map], which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 297 miles [478 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,234 miles [10,032.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,945 miles [11,176.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,821 miles [7,758.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenita ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Boulder   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Glenita   [Map]
Craft Mill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Flat Rock   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Harvey   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jasper   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jennings Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kermit   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Manville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Mountain Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Natural Tunnel   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Powers Ford   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Stanleytown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunbright   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

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 Glenita. 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.

June Carter Cash     (Born as Valerie June Carter)
  Oscar nominated actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, author. She was born in Maces Spring (Virginia) on Sunday June 23, 1929 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday May 15, 2003 at an age of 73.

Maces Spring [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Glenita

Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Carter Cash<7>
George C. Scott     (George Campbell Scott)
  Oscar winning actor, director, producer. He was born in Wise (Virginia) on Tueday October 18, 1927 and died in Westlake Village (California) on Wednesday September 22, 1999 at an age of 71. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wise [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Glenita

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George C. Scott

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Glenita. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glenita) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenita. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6954, Longitude: -82.7504     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glenita have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Glenita to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.349 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.058 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.843 degrees.

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<7>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:

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