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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 Gladesville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gladesville 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 Gladesville:
    • 39.467131, -79.877030
    • 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 Gladesville
  • 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 Gladesville ...

We have found one communities that share the name Gladesville.

Within West Virginia, the name Gladesville is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Gladesville in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Jasper County
      • This Gladesville is located in Jasper County and lies 484 miles [778.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Gladesville that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Gladesville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gladesville ...

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.

  • Cascade [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
    • Cascade [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gladesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
  • Chestnut Ridge [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Ridge
    • Chestnut Ridge [Monongalia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Ridge
  • Gum Spring [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Spring
    • Gum Spring [Monongalia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gladesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Spring
  • Hardman [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardman
    • Hardman [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gladesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardman
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    • Hog Eye [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hog Eye
      • Hog Eye [Monongalia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Gladesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hog Eye have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hog Eye
    • Independence [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gladesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Kanes Creek [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanes Creek
      • Kanes Creek [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gladesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanes Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanes Creek
    • Masontown [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masontown
      • Masontown [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gladesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masontown<3>
    • Mountain View [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Gladesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Oriole [Preston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriole
      • Oriole [Preston County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gladesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<3>
    • Ridgedale [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgedale
      • Ridgedale [Monongalia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gladesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgedale
    • Scotch Hill [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Hill
      • Scotch Hill [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Gladesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Hill
    • Threefork Bridge [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threefork Bridge
      • Threefork Bridge [Preston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threefork Bridge

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 Gladesville. 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 ...
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Gladesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<4>
    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Gladesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Gladesville.
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Gladesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<4>
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Gladesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingwood, which is the Seat of Preston County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Gladesville to Kingwood, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 157 miles [252.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,991 miles [9,641.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,706 miles [10,792.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,581 miles [7,372.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gladesville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gladesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gladesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4671, Longitude: -79.8770    
<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 Gladesville 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 309.56 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.425 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.722 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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