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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in New Glasgow, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Glasgow 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 New Glasgow:
    • 37.629070, -78.978805
    • 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 New Glasgow
  • 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

Communities Also Named New Glasgow ...

We found four communities that share the name New Glasgow.

Within Virginia, the name New Glasgow is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nova Scotia
      • This New Glasgow lies 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Glasgow that is located in Amherst County.
    • Ontario
      • This New Glasgow lies 365 miles [587.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the New Glasgow that is located in Amherst County.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This New Glasgow lies 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Glasgow that is located in Amherst County.
    • Quebec
      • This New Glasgow lies 624 miles [1,004.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the New Glasgow that is located in Amherst County.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Glasgow ...

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.

  • Buffalo Springs
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Springs
    • Buffalo Springs is located in Nelson County
  • Fancy Hill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fancy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fancy Hill
    • Fancy Hill is located in Amherst County
  • Five Forks
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks is located in Nelson County
  • Four Forks
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Forks
    • Four Forks is located in Nelson County
  • Freshwater
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freshwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freshwater
    • Freshwater is located in Nelson County
  • Greenway
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
    • Greenway is located in Nelson County
  • Kingswood
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood
    • Kingswood is located in Nelson County
  • Lanes Ford
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanes Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanes Ford
    • Lanes Ford is located in Nelson County
  • Monitor
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
    • Monitor is located in Amherst County
  • Piney River
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney River
    • Piney River is located in Nelson County
  • Poplar Flats
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Flats
    • Poplar Flats is located in Nelson County
  • Roseland
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
    • Roseland is located in Nelson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseland <3>
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    • Roses Mill
      (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roses Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roses Mill
      • Roses Mill is located in Nelson County
    • Shady Lane
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Lane
      • Shady Lane is located in Nelson County
    • Sweet Briar Station
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Briar Station
      • Sweet Briar Station is located in Amherst County
    • Union Hill
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill is located in Amherst County

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

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

  • Amherst, which is the Seat of Amherst County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 84 miles [135.2 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from New Glasgow to Richmond, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 136 miles [218.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,034 miles [9,710.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,739 miles [10,845.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,616 miles [7,428.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Amherst County: www.countyofamherst.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- New Glasgow) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Glasgow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6291, Longitude: -78.9788       In this case, the coordinates for New Glasgow 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 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>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.
<5>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 New Glasgow to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.095 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.619 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.985 degrees.









 

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