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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 Adventure, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Adventure 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 Adventure:
    • 33.393473, -82.019006
    • 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 Adventure
  • 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 Adventure ...

We have found one communities that share the name Adventure.

Within Georgia, the name Adventure is unique.

Beyond Georgia, there is another community also named Adventure in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Ontonagon 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 Michigan community of Adventure [Ontonagon County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Adventure ...

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.

  • Apple Valley [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Valley
    • Apple Valley [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Adventure
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
  • Christa [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christa
    • Christa [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Adventure
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christa
  • Colony Park [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony Park
    • Colony Park [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Adventure
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony Park
  • Edenwood [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenwood
    • Edenwood [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Adventure
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edenwood
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    • Fairvale [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairvale
      • Fairvale [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Adventure
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairvale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairvale
    • Glenn Hills [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenn Hills
      • Glenn Hills [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenn Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn Hills
    • Golden Terrace [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Terrace
      • Golden Terrace [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Terrace
    • Gordon Park [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon Park
      • Gordon Park [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Park
    • Gracewood [Richmond County]
    • Hidden Hills [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Hills
      • Hidden Hills [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Hills
    • Lumpkin Park [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumpkin Park
      • Lumpkin Park [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumpkin Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumpkin Park
    • Meadowbrook [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Meadowlark [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowlark
      • Meadowlark [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowlark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowlark
    • Quail Hollow [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hollow
    • Rain Tree [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rain Tree
      • Rain Tree [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rain Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rain Tree
    • Rolling Meadows [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Spanish Trace [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Trace
      • Spanish Trace [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Trace
    • Twin Oaks [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Oaks
      • Twin Oaks [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Oaks
    • Woodlake [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlake
      • Woodlake [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Adventure
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlake

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 Adventure. 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 ...
    • Fern Andra     (Actress, writer, producer, director)
      • Actress, writer, producer, director. She was born in Watseka (Illinois) on Tueday October 24, 1893 and died in Aiken (South Carolina) on Monday February 18, 1974 at the age of 80. She is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Aiken is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Adventure.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fern Andra<5>
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday January 12, 1971 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the age of 38. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Augusta is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Adventure.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<5>
    • Samuel Pierpont Langley     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. He was born in Roxbury (Massachusetts) on Wednesday August 20, 1834 and died in Aiken (South Carolina) on Tueday February 27, 1906 at the age of 71. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Aiken is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Adventure.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Pierpont Langley<5>
    • William Henry Peck     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Thursday December 30, 1830 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday February 4, 1892 at the age of 61. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Augusta is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Adventure.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry Peck<5>
    • Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant     (Social reformer, civil rights activist)
      • Social reformer, civil rights activist. She was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday August 19, 1817 and died in San Francisco (California) on Monday January 11, 1904 at the age of 86. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Augusta is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Adventure.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant<5>

How Far From Adventure 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 Adventure 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 Adventure once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Adventure and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Augusta, which is the Seat of Richmond County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Adventure to Atlanta, 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 470 miles [756.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,353 miles [10,224.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,047 miles [11,341 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,929 miles [7,932.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.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 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 Adventure 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Adventure) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adventure. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3935, Longitude: -82.0190       In this case, the coordinates for Adventure 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 Adventure, 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 Adventure 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 310.871 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.035 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.468 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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