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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 Glace, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glace and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Glace:
    • 37.677068, -80.343400
    • 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 Glace
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glace ...

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.

  • Centennial [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centennial
    • Centennial [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Glace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centennial have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
  • Crows [Alleghany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crows
    • Crows [Alleghany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Glace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crows
  • Dickson [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson
    • Dickson [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Glace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson
  • Gap Mills [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gap Mills
    • Gap Mills [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Glace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gap Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gap Mills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gap Mills<3>
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    • Iron Hill Springs [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Hill Springs
      • Iron Hill Springs [Alleghany County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Glace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Hill Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Hill Springs
    • Monitor [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
      • Monitor [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Glace
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Monitor
    • Organ Cave [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Organ Cave
      • Organ Cave [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Glace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Organ Cave have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Organ Cave
    • Paint Bank [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint Bank
      • Paint Bank [Craig County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Glace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paint Bank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paint Bank<3>
    • Pickaway [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickaway
      • Pickaway [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Glace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickaway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickaway
    • Potts Creek [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Creek
      • Potts Creek [Alleghany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Glace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Creek
    • Rockland [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Glace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Secondcreek [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Secondcreek
      • Secondcreek [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Glace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Secondcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Secondcreek
    • Sweet Springs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Springs
      • Sweet Springs [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Glace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Springs
    • Teaberry [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teaberry
      • Teaberry [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Glace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teaberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teaberry

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 Glace. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • John Williams 'Johnny' Humphries     (Major League Baseball)
    • Katherine Johnson     (Mathematician)
      • Mathematician. She was born in White Sulphur Springs (West Virginia) on Monday August 26, 1918 and died in Newport News (Virginia) on Monday February 24, 2020 at the age of 101. We don't have any burial details.
      • White Sulphur Springs is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Glace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Johnson<4>
    • Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at the age of 56. He is buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Newport is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Glace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<4>

How Far From Glace to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Glace to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Union, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glace to Union, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 198 miles [318.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,090 miles [9,800.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,798 miles [10,940.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,674 miles [7,522.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glace. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6771, Longitude: -80.3434       In this case, the coordinates for Glace 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 have 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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Glace to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.901 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.545 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.535 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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