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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 Gladwin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gladwin 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 Gladwin:
    • 39.007120, -79.544906
    • 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 Gladwin
  • 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 Gladwin ...

We have found three communities that share the name Gladwin.

Within West Virginia, the name Gladwin is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Gladwin lies 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Gladwin that is located in Tucker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin
    • Iowa
      • Louisa County
      • This Gladwin is located in Louisa County and lies 648 miles [1,042.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gladwin that is located in Tucker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Louisa County community of Gladwin.
    • Michigan
      • Gladwin County
      • This Gladwin is located in Gladwin County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Gladwin that is located in Tucker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladwin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gladwin County community of Gladwin.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gladwin ...

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.

  • Dryfork [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryfork
    • Dryfork [Randolph County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladwin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dryfork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dryfork<3>
  • Elk [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk
    • Elk [Tucker County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Gladwin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
  • Laneville [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laneville
    • Laneville [Tucker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Gladwin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laneville
  • Lime Rock [Tucker County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Rock
    • Lime Rock [Tucker County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gladwin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Mill Run [Tucker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Run
      • Mill Run [Tucker County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Gladwin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Perlytown [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perlytown
      • Perlytown [Randolph County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Gladwin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perlytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stringtown [Tucker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Tucker County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Gladwin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wyoming [Tucker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Tucker County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Gladwin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyoming have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Gladwin. 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 ...
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at the age of 88. He is buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Elkins is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Gladwin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Gladwin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<4>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Gladwin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Parsons, which is the Seat of Tucker County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gladwin to Parsons, 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 west southwest (WSW). 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 134 miles [215.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,998 miles [9,652.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,709 miles [10,797.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,585 miles [7,378.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Tucker County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gladwin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0071, Longitude: -79.5449    
<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 Gladwin 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 309.378 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.149 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.741 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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