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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 Glenbrook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glenbrook 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 Glenbrook:
    • 39.340352, -81.531235
    • 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 Glenbrook
  • 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 Glenbrook ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Glenbrook.

Within West Virginia, the name Glenbrook is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, twelve are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Lake County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Lake County and lies 2,190 miles [3,524.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Glenbrook that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Glenbrook.
      • Nevada County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Nevada County and lies 2,093 miles [3,368.4 km] to the west northwest of the Glenbrook that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Glenbrook.
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Fairfield County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Glenbrook.
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Glenbrook [Harlan County].
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Glenbrook is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 812 miles [1,306.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Glenbrook that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Glenbrook.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 261 miles [420 km]<1> to the east of the Glenbrook that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Glenbrook.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Montgomery County and lies 238 miles [383 km] to the east of the Glenbrook that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Glenbrook.
    • Nevada
      • Douglas County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Douglas County and lies 2,039 miles [3,281.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Glenbrook that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Glenbrook.
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Cumberland County and lies 327 miles [526.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Glenbrook.
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Glenbrook [Montgomery County].
    • Ontario
      • This Glenbrook lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Benton County and lies 2,157 miles [3,471.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Glenbrook that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Glenbrook.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Glenbrook [Fairfax County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenbrook ...

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.

  • Boreman [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boreman
    • Boreman [Wood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Glenbrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boreman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boreman
  • Central [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central [Wood County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Glenbrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
  • Constitution [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Constitution
    • Constitution [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Glenbrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Constitution have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Constitution
  • Liberty Hills [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hills
    • Liberty Hills [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Glenbrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hills
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    • Ponderosa [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
      • Ponderosa [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Glenbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponderosa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa
    • Riverview [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Glenbrook
      • 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
    • Rockland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glenbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Rolling Hills [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Wood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Glenbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Sand Hill [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Wood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Glenbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Scenic Hills [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scenic Hills
      • Scenic Hills [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glenbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scenic Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Hills
    • Sunrise [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Glenbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise
    • Sunset Heights [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Heights
      • Sunset Heights [Wood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Glenbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Heights
    • Valley Mills [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Mills
      • Valley Mills [Wood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Glenbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Mills
    • Woodland Park [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park [Wood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Glenbrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland 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 Glenbrook. 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 ...
    • Walter Lee 'Piggy' Barnes     (Professional football, actor)
    • Florence Harding     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Warren Harding (1921 - 1923))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Warren Harding (1921 - 1923). She was born in Marion (Ohio) on Wednesday August 15, 1860 and died in Oak Grove (Ohio) on Friday November 21, 1924 at the age of 64. She is buried at Harding Memorial Park (Marion County, Ohio).
      • Oak Grove is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Glenbrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Florence Harding<4>
    • August 'Gus' Wagner     (Tatto artist, wood carver, painter)
      • Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at the age of 69. He is buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas).
      • Marietta is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Glenbrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Parkersburg, which is the Seat of Wood County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Glenbrook to Charleston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 242 miles [389.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,065 miles [9,760.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,782 miles [10,914.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,657 miles [7,494.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glenbrook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenbrook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3404, Longitude: -81.5312       In this case, the coordinates for Glenbrook have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Glenbrook 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.
<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 Glenbrook 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 310.576 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.562 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.495 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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