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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 Glen Alum, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glen Alum 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 Glen Alum:
    • 37.584831, -81.992900
    • 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 Glen Alum
  • 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 Glen Alum ...

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.

  • Cedar [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
    • Cedar [Mingo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Glen Alum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar
  • Gilbert [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
    • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Glen Alum
    • Estimated population in 2019: 387 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
  • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Creek
    • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Glen Alum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Creek
  • Horsepen [Mingo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsepen
    • Horsepen [Mingo County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Alum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horsepen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hurricane [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
    • Majestic [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majestic
      • Majestic [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majestic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majestic
    • Mohawk [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk
      • Mohawk [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohawk
    • New Thacker [Mingo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Thacker
      • New Thacker [Mingo County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Thacker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pie [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pie
      • Pie [Mingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Glen Alum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pie
    • Slabtown [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
    • Stopover [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stopover
      • Stopover [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stopover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stopover
    • Thacker [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thacker
      • Thacker [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thacker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thacker
    • Thacker Mines [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thacker Mines
      • Thacker Mines [Mingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thacker Mines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thacker Mines
    • Vulcan [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulcan
      • Vulcan [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vulcan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
    • War Eagle [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War Eagle
      • War Eagle [Mingo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War Eagle
    • Woodman [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodman
      • Woodman [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodman
    • Wyoming City [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming City
      • Wyoming City [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Alum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyoming City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming City

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 Glen Alum. 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 ...
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
      • Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia).
      • Logan is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Glen Alum.
      • Stirrat is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Glen Alum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<4>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Welch is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Glen Alum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<4>

How Far From Glen Alum to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Glen Alum to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Williamson, which is the Seat of Mingo County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glen Alum to Williamson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 283 miles [455.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,163 miles [9,918.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,874 miles [11,062.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,750 miles [7,644.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Alum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5848, Longitude: -81.9929       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Alum 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>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 Glen Alum 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 310.891 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.663 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.259 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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