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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 Dale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glen Dale 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 Dale:
    • 39.946656, -80.756297
    • 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 Dale
  • 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 Glen Dale ...

We have found three communities that share the name Glen Dale.

Within West Virginia, the name Glen Dale is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Saint John the Baptist Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Glen Dale [Saint John the Baptist Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Glen Dale [Prince George's County].
    • Missouri
      • Reynolds County
      • Although located in Reynolds County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reynolds County community of Glen Dale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Dale ...

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.

  • Anvil [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anvil
    • Anvil [Belmont County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Glen Dale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anvil
  • Businessburg [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Businessburg
    • Businessburg [Belmont County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Glen Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Businessburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Businessburg
  • Echo [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo
    • Echo [Belmont County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Glen Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo
  • Grave Creek [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grave Creek
    • Grave Creek [Marshall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Glen Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grave Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grave Creek
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    • Jacobsburg [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacobsburg
      • Jacobsburg [Belmont County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Glen Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacobsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacobsburg
    • Key [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Key
      • Key [Belmont County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Glen Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Key have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Key
    • Limestone [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
      • Limestone [Marshall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Glen Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
    • Moundsville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundsville
      • Moundsville [Marshall County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Glen Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundsville<4>
    • Mozart [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mozart
      • Mozart [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Glen Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mozart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mozart
    • Mozart Meadows [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mozart Meadows
      • Mozart Meadows [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Glen Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mozart Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mozart Meadows
    • Riverview [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Belmont County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Glen Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Shadyside [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadyside
      • Shadyside [Belmont County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Glen Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shadyside<4>

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 Dale. 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.

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    • Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday December 4, 1868 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Wednesday May 27, 1953 at the age of 84. He is buried at St. John's Cemetery (Worcester County, Massachusetts).
      • Wheeling is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Glen Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett<5>
    • William Russell 'Russ' Craft     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in McEwen (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 15, 1919 and died in Wellsburg (West Virginia) on Monday January 12, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Franklin Cemetery (Brooke County, West Virginia).
      • Wellsburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Glen Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Russell 'Russ' Craft<5>
    • Henrietta Crosman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday September 2, 1861 and died in Pelham Manor (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1944 at the age of 83. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Wheeling is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Glen Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henrietta Crosman<5>
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Gene 'Augie' Freese     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday January 8, 1934 and died in Metairie (Louisiana) on Tueday June 18, 2013 at the age of 79. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Wheeling is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Glen Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene 'Augie' Freese<5>
    • Clark Gable     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at the age of 59. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Cadiz is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Glen Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<5>
    • Rob Garrison     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Saturday January 23, 1960 and died in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday September 27, 2019 at the age of 59. The body was cremated.
      • Wheeling is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Glen Dale.
      • Wheeling is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Glen Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rob Garrison<5>
    • Alex John Groza     (Professional basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Professional basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Thursday October 7, 1926 and died in San Diego (California) on Saturday January 21, 1995 at the age of 68. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Martins Ferry is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Glen Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex John Groza<5>
    • Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard     (Suffragette)
    • John Joseph 'Johnny' Lipon     (Professional baseball)
    • William Holmes McGuffey     (Author, educator)
      • Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at the age of 72.
      • Claysville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Glen Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey<5>
    • Joe Muranyi     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Saturday January 14, 1928 and died in New York (New York) on Friday April 20, 2012 at the age of 84. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Martins Ferry is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Glen Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Muranyi<5>
    • Eleanor Steber     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday July 17, 1914 and died on Wednesday October 3, 1990 at the age of 76. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Ohio County, West Virginia).
      • Wheeling is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Glen Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Steber<5>

How Far From Glen Dale 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 city such as Glen Dale to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Moundsville, which is the Seat of Marshall County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Glen Dale to Charleston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 211 miles [339.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,006 miles [9,665.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,724 miles [10,821.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,599 miles [7,401.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Marshall County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glen Dale. 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>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Glen Dale could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glen Dale) 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 Glen Dale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glen Dale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Dale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9467, Longitude: -80.7563       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Dale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Glen Dale 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 310.078 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.086 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.943 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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