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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 Glenville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glenville 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 Glenville:
    • 38.934293, -80.837941
    • 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 Glenville
  • 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 Glenville ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Glenville.

Within West Virginia, the name Glenville is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another twenty communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twenty communities, eighteen are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Russell County
      • This Glenville is located in Russell County and lies 529 miles [851.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Russell County community of Glenville.
    • Arkansas
      • Nevada County
      • This Glenville is located in Nevada County and lies 783 miles [1,260.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Glenville.
    • California
      • Kern 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 California community of Glenville [Kern County].
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Glenville is located in Fairfield County and lies 406 miles [653.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Glenville.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Glenville is located in New Castle County and lies 282 miles [453.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Glenville.
    • Kansas
      • Sedgwick County
      • This Glenville is located in Sedgwick County and lies 898 miles [1,445.2 km]<1> to the west of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sedgwick County community of Glenville.
    • Kentucky
      • McLean County
      • This Glenville is located in McLean County and lies 356 miles [572.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Glenville.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Glenville is located in Harford County and lies 251 miles [403.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Glenville.
    • Minnesota
      • Freeborn County
      • This Glenville is located in Freeborn County and lies 719 miles [1,157.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Freeborn County community of Glenville.
    • Mississippi
      • Panola County
      • This Glenville is located in Panola County and lies 578 miles [930.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Panola County community of Glenville.
    • New York
      • Livingston County
      • This Glenville is located in Livingston County and lies 314 miles [505.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Glenville.
      • Saratoga 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 New York community of Glenville [Saratoga County].
      • Schenectady County
      • This Glenville is located in Schenectady County and lies 448 miles [721 km] to the northeast of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schenectady County community of Glenville.
      • Westchester County
      • This Glenville is located in Westchester County and lies 398 miles [640.5 km] to the east northeast of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Glenville.
    • North Carolina
      • Jackson County
      • This Glenville is located in Jackson County and lies 288 miles [463.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Glenville.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Glenville lies 977 miles [1,572.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Ohio
      • Crawford County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Glenville [Crawford County].
      • Cuyahoga County
      • This Glenville is located in Cuyahoga County and lies 184 miles [296.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Glenville.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Glenville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • York County
      • This Glenville is located in York County and lies 222 miles [357.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenville that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Glenville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenville ...

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.

  • Alice [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
    • Alice [Gilmer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Glenville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
  • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Glenville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
  • Dusk [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dusk
    • Dusk [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Glenville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dusk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dusk
  • Flower [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flower
    • Flower [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Glenville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flower have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flower
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hardman [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardman
      • Hardman [Gilmer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Glenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardman
    • Let [Gilmer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Let
      • Let [Gilmer County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Glenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Let have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Normantown [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normantown
      • Normantown [Gilmer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Glenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Normantown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Normantown<5>
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Glenville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Stouts Mills [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stouts Mills
      • Stouts Mills [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Glenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stouts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stouts Mills
    • Tanner [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanner
      • Tanner [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Glenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanner

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 58 miles [93.3 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Glenville to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 204 miles [328.3 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,054 miles [9,743 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,769 miles [10,893.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,644 miles [7,473.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Gilmer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glenville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glenville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9343, Longitude: -80.8379    
<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 Glenville 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>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 Glenville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Glenville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.164 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.033 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.327 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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