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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 Elk, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glen Elk 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 Elk:
    • 39.285089, -80.338701
    • 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 Elk
  • 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 Elk ...

We have found one communities that share the name Glen Elk.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Glen Elk.

Beyond West Virginia.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Glen Elk [Kanawha County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Elk ...

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.

  • Chestnut Hills [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hills
    • Chestnut Hills [Harrison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Glen Elk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hills
  • Erie [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Glen Elk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
  • Glen Falls [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Falls
    • Glen Falls [Harrison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Glen Elk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Falls
  • Gore [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gore
    • Gore [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Glen Elk
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Industrial [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industrial
      • Industrial [Harrison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Glen Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industrial have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industrial
    • Liberty [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Glen Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Lodgeville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodgeville
      • Lodgeville [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Glen Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodgeville
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Fort
      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Glen Elk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Summit Park [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Park
      • Summit Park [Harrison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Glen Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Park

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 Elk. 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 ...
    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Glen Elk.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clarksburg, which is the Seat of Harrison County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 94 miles [151.3 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Glen Elk to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 178 miles [286.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,018 miles [9,685 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,733 miles [10,835.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,608 miles [7,415.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Elk 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 'straight-line' (or 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 Elk) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Elk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2851, Longitude: -80.3387       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Elk 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>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 Elk 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 309.848 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.725 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.988 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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