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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 Glade Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glade Creek 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 Glade Creek:
    • 38.318165, -80.798708
    • 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 Glade Creek
  • 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 Glade Creek ...

We have found three communities that share the name Glade Creek.

Within West Virginia, the name Glade Creek is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Glade Creek is located in Frederick County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glade Creek that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Glade Creek.
    • North Carolina
      • Alleghany County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Glade Creek [Alleghany County].
    • Tennessee
      • Putnam County
      • This Glade Creek is located in Putnam County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Glade Creek that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Glade Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glade Creek ...

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.

  • Beaver [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
    • Beaver [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Glade Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
  • Burl [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burl
    • Burl [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Glade Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burl
  • Canvas [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canvas
    • Canvas [Nicholas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Glade Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canvas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canvas
  • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Glade Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<4>
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    • Deepwell [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deepwell
      • Deepwell [Nicholas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Glade Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deepwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deepwell
    • Delphi [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphi
      • Delphi [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Glade Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delphi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delphi
    • Donald [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
      • Donald [Nicholas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Glade Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donald have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
    • Hookersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hookersville
      • Hookersville [Nicholas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Glade Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hookersville
    • Marybill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marybill
      • Marybill [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Glade Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marybill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marybill
    • Opal [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Nicholas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Glade Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
    • Sparks [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparks
      • Sparks [Nicholas County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Glade Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glade Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Summersville, which is the Seat of Nicholas County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Glade Creek to Charleston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 206 miles [331.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,080 miles [9,784.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,792 miles [10,930.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,668 miles [7,512.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glade Creek. 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 '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- Glade Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glade Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3182, Longitude: -80.7987       In this case, the coordinates for Glade Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Glade Creek 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Glade Creek 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 310.158 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.934 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.516 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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