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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 Alfords, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alfords 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 Alfords:
    • 31.462401, -83.923790
    • 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 Alfords
  • 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 Alfords ...

We have found one communities that share the name Alfords.

Within Georgia, the name Alfords is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • West Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Alfords is located in West Baton Rouge Parish and lies 441 miles [709.7 km]<1> to the west of the Alfords that is located in Worth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfords
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the West Baton Rouge Parish community of Alfords.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alfords ...

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.

  • Doerun [Colquitt County]
  • Gordy [Worth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordy
    • Gordy [Worth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alfords
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordy
  • Hollands Folly [Dougherty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollands Folly
    • Hollands Folly [Dougherty County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Alfords
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollands Folly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollands Folly
  • Indian Cove [Worth County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Cove
    • Indian Cove [Worth County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alfords
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lester [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Mitchell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alfords
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Liberty Hill [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Worth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Alfords
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Minnesota [Colquitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnesota
      • Minnesota [Colquitt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Alfords
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnesota have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnesota
    • Mossy Oaks [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mossy Oaks
      • Mossy Oaks [Worth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alfords
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mossy Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mossy Oaks
    • Pecan City [Dougherty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan City
      • Pecan City [Dougherty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alfords
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan City
    • Red Rock [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [Worth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Alfords
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock

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 Alfords. 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 ...
    • Ray Charles     (Singer, musician, entertainer, composer)
      • Singer, musician, entertainer, composer. He was born in Albany (Georgia) on Tueday September 23, 1930 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday June 10, 2004 at the age of 73. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Albany is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Alfords.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Charles<4>
    • Joseph 'Joe' Cooper     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Monday December 14, 1914 and died in Tifton (Georgia) on Friday March 30, 1979 at the age of 64. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Manitoba).
      • Tifton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Alfords.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph 'Joe' Cooper<4>
    • Theodore 'Tiger' Flowers     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Camilla (Georgia) on Sunday February 14, 1897 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday November 16, 1927 at the age of 30. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Camilla is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Alfords.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore 'Tiger' Flowers<4>
    • Harry Haag James     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Albany (Georgia) on Wednesday March 15, 1916 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Tueday July 5, 1983 at the age of 67. He is buried at Bunkers Eden Vale Memorial Park (Clark County, Nevada).
      • Albany is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Alfords.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Haag James<4>
    • Marion Motley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Leesburg (Georgia) on Saturday June 5, 1920 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Sunday June 27, 1999 at the age of 79.
      • Leesburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Alfords.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion Motley<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sylvester, which is the Seat of Worth County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 160 miles [257.5 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Alfords to Atlanta, with an average speed<5>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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,525 miles [10,501 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Worth County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alfords) 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 Alfords. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alfords

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alfords. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4624, Longitude: -83.9238       In this case, the coordinates for Alfords have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Alfords to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.87 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.916 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.642 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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