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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 Glenray, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glenray and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Glenray:
    • 37.729565, -80.669525
    • 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 Glenray
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenray ...

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.

  • Blue Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Sulphur Springs
    • Blue Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Glenray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Sulphur Springs
  • Creamery [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creamery
    • Creamery [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Glenray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creamery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creamery
  • Crossroads [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Summers County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Glenray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Egypt [Summers County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Summers County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Glenray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Grahams Ferry [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grahams Ferry
      • Grahams Ferry [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Glenray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grahams Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grahams Ferry
    • Grassy Meadows [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Meadows
      • Grassy Meadows [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Glenray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Meadows
    • Half Way [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Way
      • Half Way [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Glenray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Half Way have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Way
    • Hickory Grove [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Glenray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Palestine [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Greenbrier County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Glenray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Snowflake [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowflake
      • Snowflake [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Glenray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snowflake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowflake
    • Wolfcreek [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfcreek
      • Wolfcreek [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glenray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolfcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfcreek

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 Glenray. 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 ...
    • Katherine Johnson     (Mathematician)
      • Mathematician. She was born in White Sulphur Springs (West Virginia) on Monday August 26, 1918 and died in Newport News (Virginia) on Monday February 24, 2020 at the age of 101. We don't have any burial details.
      • White Sulphur Springs is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Glenray.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Johnson<3>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Glenray.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hinton, which is the Seat of Summers County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glenray to Hinton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 212 miles [341.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,101 miles [9,818.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,810 miles [10,959.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,686 miles [7,541.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Summers County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7296, Longitude: -80.6695       In this case, the coordinates for Glenray 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Glenray to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.094 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.774 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.654 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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