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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 Wakulla Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wakulla Springs 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 Wakulla Springs:
    • 30.233364, -84.302714
    • 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 Wakulla Springs
  • 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 Wakulla Springs ...

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.

  • Corey [Leon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corey
    • Corey [Leon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wakulla Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corey
  • Four Points [Leon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Points
    • Four Points [Leon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Wakulla Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Points
  • Helen [Leon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen
    • Helen [Leon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Wakulla Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helen
  • Henrietta [Leon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrietta
    • Henrietta [Leon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Wakulla Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henrietta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrietta
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Ivan [Wakulla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
      • Ivan [Wakulla County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Wakulla Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivan
    • Live Oak Island [Wakulla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Live Oak Island
      • Live Oak Island [Wakulla County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Wakulla Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Live Oak Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oak Island
    • Mount Pleasant [Wakulla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Wakulla County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Wakulla Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Plum Orchard [Wakulla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Orchard
      • Plum Orchard [Wakulla County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Wakulla Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Orchard
    • Rose [Leon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose
      • Rose [Leon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wakulla Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose
    • Shadeville [Wakulla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadeville
      • Shadeville [Wakulla County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Wakulla Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadeville
    • Shell Island [Wakulla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Island
      • Shell Island [Wakulla County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wakulla Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Island
    • Spring Creek [Wakulla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek [Wakulla County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Wakulla Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek

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 Wakulla Springs. 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.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Crawfordville, which is the Seat of Wakulla County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Tallahassee, which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Wakulla Springs to Tallahassee, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,598 miles [10,618.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,171 miles [8,321.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Florida

About Wakulla County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wakulla Springs) 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 Wakulla Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wakulla SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wakulla Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2334, Longitude: -84.3027    
<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 Wakulla Springs 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 312.003 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.899 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.042 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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