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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Glady.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Glady to:

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glady to Elkins, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,014 miles [9,678.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,601 miles [7,404.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glady ...

While the name Glady is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Glady, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glady ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Beverly   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Glady   [Map]
Cheat Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Dailey   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Elk River Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Evenwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Flint   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Gertrude (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Job   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Italy   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Lumber (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
May   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meadows   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

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 Glady. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  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 an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Glady

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<7>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glady. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Glady. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glady) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glady. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7984, Longitude: -79.7195     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glady have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Glady to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.492 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.247 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.89 degrees.

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<7>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.

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