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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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<1> 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.

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<2>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Scott County: www.scottcountyva.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts 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>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glenita.