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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 Farms, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glade Farms 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 Farms:
    • 39.705635, -79.524209
    • 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 Farms
  • 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 Glade Farms ...

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.

  • Blooming Rose [Garrett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blooming Rose
    • Blooming Rose [Garrett County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glade Farms
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blooming Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blooming Rose
  • Elk Park [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
    • Elk Park [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glade Farms
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
  • Elliottsville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliottsville
    • Elliottsville [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Glade Farms
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliottsville
  • Five Forks [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Glade Farms
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Five Forks
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    • Flat Rock [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glade Farms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
    • Friendsville [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
      • Friendsville [Garrett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Glade Farms
      • Estimated population in 2019: 479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville<3>
    • Gravel Hill [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
      • Gravel Hill [Garrett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Glade Farms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Hill
    • Hopewell [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Glade Farms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Little Sandy [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Sandy
      • Little Sandy [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Glade Farms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Sandy
    • Locust Grove [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [Garrett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Glade Farms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Sand Spring [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Spring
      • Sand Spring [Garrett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Glade Farms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Spring
    • Sugar Valley [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Valley
      • Sugar Valley [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Glade Farms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Valley

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 Glade Farms. 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.

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    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Uniontown is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Glade Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<4>
    • Ralph Chambers     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at the age of 76. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Uniontown is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Glade Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers<4>
    • Stephen Paul Courson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 1, 1955 and died in Farmington (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 10, 2005 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Farmington is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Glade Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<4>
    • Myrna J. Darby     (Actree)
      • Actree. She was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Friday April 10, 1908 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday September 26, 1929 at the age of 21. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Connellsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Glade Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna J. Darby<4>
    • Charles Cloyd 'Chuck' Hostetler     (Major League Baseball)
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Glade Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<4>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Fairchance is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Glade Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<4>
    • Edward Mallory     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Cumberland (Maryland) on Saturday June 14, 1930 and died in Salisbury (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at the age of 76. He is buried at St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Cumberland is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the east of Glade Farms.
      • Salisbury is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Glade Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Mallory<4>
    • Matt McHugh     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 22, 1894 and died in Northridge (California) on Monday February 22, 1971 at the age of 77. We don't have any burial details.
      • Connellsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Glade Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matt McHugh<4>
    • John Y. Woodruff     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 5, 1915 and died in Fountain Hills (Arizona) on Tueday October 30, 2007 at the age of 92. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Connellsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Glade Farms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Y. Woodruff<4>

How Far From Glade Farms to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Farms to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingwood, which is the Seat of Preston County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glade Farms to Kingwood, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 144 miles [231.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,966 miles [9,601.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,681 miles [10,752 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,556 miles [7,332.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glade Farms. 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 from Point A (ie- Glade Farms) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glade Farms. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7056, Longitude: -79.5242       In this case, the coordinates for Glade Farms 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 Glade Farms 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 309.334 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.205 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.482 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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