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We searched for American and Canadian communities that are also named Yellow Dirt, but it seems to be unique.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> from Yellow Dirt to:

  • Franklin, which is the Seat of Heard County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Yellow Dirt to Franklin, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,482 miles [10,431.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba) is 7,185 miles [11,563.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Vatican is 5,063 miles [8,148.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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


The Panormaio photo collection may have pictures for the area around Yellow Dirt:

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Looking for information about genealogy? These are excellent websites to start with when searching in and around the area of Yellow Dirt and Heard County:

Cyndi's List for the State of Georgia,
        for Heard County
 
Family Search for the State of Georgia,
        for Heard County
 
USGenWeb for the State of Georgia

We have a longer, more detailed list of websites on our Genealogy Helper Page for Yellow Dirt.






Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts at Yellow Dirt. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Yellow Dirt) to Point B.

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Yellow Dirt to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.622 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.055 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.621 degrees.

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