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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 Glebe, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glebe 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 Glebe:
    • 39.200105, -78.859189
    • 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 Glebe
  • 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 Glebe ...

We have found one communities that share the name Glebe.

Within West Virginia, the name Glebe is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Glebe in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ontario
      • This Glebe lies 457 miles [735.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Glebe that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glebe

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glebe ...

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.

  • Bean Settlement [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bean Settlement
    • Bean Settlement [Hardy County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Glebe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bean Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bean Settlement
  • Fort Run [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Run
    • Fort Run [Hardy County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Glebe
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Run
  • Inkerman [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inkerman
    • Inkerman [Hardy County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Glebe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inkerman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inkerman
  • Junction [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
    • Junction [Hampshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Glebe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Kirby [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
      • Kirby [Hampshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Glebe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
    • Markwood [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markwood
      • Markwood [Mineral County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Glebe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markwood
    • Meadow [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow
      • Meadow [Hardy County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Glebe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow
    • Mechanicsburg [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsburg
      • Mechanicsburg [Hampshire County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Glebe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsburg
    • Medley [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medley
      • Medley [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Glebe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medley<3>
    • Pancake [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pancake
      • Pancake [Hampshire County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Glebe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pancake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pancake
    • Sector [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sector
      • Sector [Hampshire County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Glebe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sector have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sector
    • Walnut Bottom [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Bottom
      • Walnut Bottom [Hardy County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Glebe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Bottom

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 Glebe. 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 ...
    • Robert 'Lefty' Grove     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lonaconing (Maryland) on Tueday March 6, 1900 and died in Norwalk (Ohio) on Thursday May 22, 1975 at the age of 75. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Lonaconing is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Glebe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Lefty' Grove<4>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Glebe once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Glebe and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Romney, which is the Seat of Hampshire County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Glebe to Romney, with an average speed<6> 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, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 99 miles [159.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,961 miles [9,593.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,672 miles [10,737.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,547 miles [7,317.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 from Point A (ie- Glebe) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glebe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2001, Longitude: -78.8592       In this case, the coordinates for Glebe 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Glebe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.
<7>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 Glebe to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.957 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.699 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.376 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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