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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 Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glade Springs 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 Springs:
    • 37.717895, -81.063706
    • 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 Springs
  • 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 Springs ...

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 [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
    • Beaver [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Glade Springs
    • Former name for Beaver:
    • Glen Hedrick
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<2>
  • Blue Jay [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Jay
    • Blue Jay [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Glade Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Jay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Jay
  • Bragg [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg
    • Bragg [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glade Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg
  • Cherry Creek [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
    • Cherry Creek [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glade Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
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    • Clifftop [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifftop
      • Clifftop [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Glade Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifftop
    • Cool Ridge [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Ridge
      • Cool Ridge [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Glade Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Ridge
    • Crow [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow
      • Crow [Raleigh County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Glade Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow
    • Daniels [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
      • Daniels [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Glade Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daniels<2>
    • Pluto [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pluto
      • Pluto [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Glade Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pluto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pluto
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh County]

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 Springs. 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 ...
    • Earl Coleman Francis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Slab Fork is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Glade Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<4>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65. He is buried at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery (Harrison County, West Virginia).
      • Beckley is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Glade Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Beckley, which is the Seat of Raleigh County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 53 miles [85.3 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Glade Springs to Charleston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 232 miles [373.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,118 miles [9,846 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,828 miles [10,988.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,704 miles [7,570.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Raleigh County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glade Springs. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glade Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glade Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7179, Longitude: -81.0637       In this case, the coordinates for Glade Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Springs 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 310.33 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.042 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.824 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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