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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 Jean, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glen Jean 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 Jean:
    • 37.926501, -81.150102
    • 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 Jean
  • 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 Jean ...

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

Within West Virginia, the name Glen Jean is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Glen Jean in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ohio
      • Pike County
      • This Glen Jean is located in Pike County and lies 128 miles [206 km]<1> to the northwest of the Glen Jean that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Jean
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Glen Jean.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Jean ...

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.

  • Greenstown [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenstown
    • Greenstown [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Glen Jean
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenstown
  • Harvey [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
    • Harvey [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
  • Hilltop [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
    • Hilltop [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Glen Jean
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
  • Lee [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
    • Lee [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee
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    • Meadow Fork [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Fork
      • Meadow Fork [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Fork
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<3>
    • Price Hill [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price Hill
      • Price Hill [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price Hill
    • Prudence [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prudence
      • Prudence [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prudence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prudence
    • Redstar [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redstar
      • Redstar [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redstar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redstar
    • Scarbro [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarbro
      • Scarbro [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarbro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarbro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scarbro<3>
    • Sun [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun
      • Sun [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun
    • Turkey Knob [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Knob
      • Turkey Knob [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Glen Jean
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Knob

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 Jean. 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 ...
    • Earl Coleman Francis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Slab Fork is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Glen Jean.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<4>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65. He is buried at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery (Harrison County, West Virginia).
      • Beckley is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Glen Jean.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fayetteville, which is the Seat of Fayette County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Glen Jean to Fayetteville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 232 miles [373.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,823 miles [10,980.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,699 miles [7,562.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glen Jean. 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' (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- Glen Jean) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Jean. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9265, Longitude: -81.1501       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Jean 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 Jean 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 310.378 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.127 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.793 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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