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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 Glenns Run, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glenns Run 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 Glenns Run:
    • 40.123128, -80.699524
    • 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 Glenns Run
  • 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 Glenns Run ...

We have found one communities that share the name Glenns Run.

Within West Virginia, the name Glenns Run is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Glenns Run in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ohio
      • Belmont 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 Ohio community of Glenns Run [Belmont County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenns Run ...

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.

  • Betty Zane [Ohio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Betty Zane
    • Betty Zane [Ohio County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Glenns Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Betty Zane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Betty Zane
  • Clearview [Ohio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
    • Clearview [Ohio County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Glenns Run
    • Estimated population in 2019: 482 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
  • Echo Point [Ohio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Point
    • Echo Point [Ohio County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Glenns Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Point
  • Florence [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Belmont County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Glenns Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
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    • Glen Robbins [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Robbins
      • Glen Robbins [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Glenns Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Robbins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Robbins
    • Greggsville [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greggsville
      • Greggsville [Ohio County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Glenns Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greggsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greggsville
    • Martins Ferry [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Ferry
      • Martins Ferry [Belmont County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Glenns Run
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Ferry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martins Ferry<4>
    • Terminal Junction [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terminal Junction
      • Terminal Junction [Belmont County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Glenns Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terminal Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terminal Junction
    • Vineyard Hills [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineyard Hills
      • Vineyard Hills [Ohio County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Glenns Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineyard Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineyard Hills
    • Warwood [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwood
      • Warwood [Ohio County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Glenns Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwood
    • Willow Springs [Ohio County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Springs
      • Willow Springs [Ohio County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Glenns Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Glenns Run. 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 ...
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Glenns Run.
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Glenns Run.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Glenns Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henrietta Crosman<5>
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Thomas A. Franckhauser     (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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Glenns Run.
      • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Glenns Run.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Glenns Run.
      • Wheeling is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Glenns Run.
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Glenns Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex John Groza<5>
    • Gary Michael Jeter     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at the age of 61. We don't have any burial details.
      • Weirton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Glenns Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter<5>
    • John Joseph 'Johnny' Lipon     (Professional baseball)
    • Robert 'Bob' Malloy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Canonsburg (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 28, 1918 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Tueday February 20, 2007 at the age of 88. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Canonsburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Glenns Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Malloy<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Glenns Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<6> community of Glenns Run once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Glenns Run and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Wheeling, which is the Seat of Ohio County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 132 miles [212.4 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Glenns Run to Charleston, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 212 miles [341.2 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,996 miles [9,649.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,715 miles [10,806.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,590 miles [7,386.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Ohio County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Glenns Run 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glenns Run) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenns Run. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1231, Longitude: -80.6995       In this case, the coordinates for Glenns Run 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Glenns Run, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<7>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.
<8>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 Glenns Run to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.036 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.065 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.855 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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