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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 Allatoona Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Allatoona Ridge 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 Allatoona Ridge:
    • 34.043433, -84.700214
    • 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 Allatoona Ridge
  • 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 Allatoona Ridge ...

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.

  • Big Shanty Hills [Cobb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Shanty Hills
    • Big Shanty Hills [Cobb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Allatoona Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Shanty Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Shanty Hills
  • Cedar Ridge [Paulding County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Ridge
    • Cedar Ridge [Paulding County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Allatoona Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Ridge
  • Cross Roads [Paulding County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
    • Cross Roads [Paulding County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Allatoona Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
  • Emerald Willows [Cobb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Willows
    • Emerald Willows [Cobb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Allatoona Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald Willows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Willows
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    • Falcon Shores [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon Shores
      • Falcon Shores [Cobb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Allatoona Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon Shores
    • Hunt Club [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt Club
      • Hunt Club [Cobb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt Club have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt Club
    • Hunters Cove [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Cove
      • Hunters Cove [Cobb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Allatoona Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Cove
    • Indian Village [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [Bartow County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Allatoona Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
    • Iron Hill [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Hill
      • Iron Hill [Bartow County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Allatoona Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Hill
    • Lakeview Heights [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Heights
      • Lakeview Heights [Cobb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Allatoona Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Heights
    • Mars Hill [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Cobb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
    • Mars Hill Downs [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill Downs
      • Mars Hill Downs [Cobb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill Downs
    • Summer Trace [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Trace
      • Summer Trace [Cobb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Allatoona Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Trace

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 Allatoona Ridge. 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.

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    • Hank Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday February 5, 1934 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 22, 2021 at the age of 86. He is buried at South View Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Aaron<3>
    • Gypsy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 31, 1896 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday July 25, 1952 at the age of 56.
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<3>
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<3>
    • James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Barnett (Georgia) on Saturday October 5, 1889 and died in Marietta (Georgia) on Wednesday July 28, 1954 at the age of 64. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Marietta is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.<3>
    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Cedartown is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the west of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<3>
    • Georgia M. Burke     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Wednesday February 27, 1878 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 28, 1985 at the age of 107. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Georgia M. Burke<3>
    • Lew Bush     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday December 2, 1969 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday December 8, 2011 at the age of 42. He is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<3>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Smyrna is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<3>
    • Tracy Lamar Coley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday March 9, 1964 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday November 9, 2002 at the age of 38. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tracy Lamar Coley<3>
    • Thomas Andrew 'Georgia Tom' Dorsey     (Composer, arranger)
      • Composer, arranger. He was born in Villa Rica (Georgia) on Saturday July 1, 1899 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday January 23, 1993 at the age of 93. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Villa Rica is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Andrew 'Georgia Tom' Dorsey<3>
    • Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Crime figure)
    • 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).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<3>
    • Art Gillham     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Tueday January 1, 1895 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday June 6, 1961 at the age of 66.
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Allatoona Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Gillham<3>

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

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

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    • Marietta, which is the Seat of Cobb County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Allatoona Ridge to Marietta, with an average speed<4> 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.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast (SE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 541 miles [870.7 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 22 days and walking would take 31 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,438 miles [10,361 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,143 miles [11,495.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,021 miles [8,080.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Cobb County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cobb County: www.cobbcounty.org/

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

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- Allatoona Ridge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allatoona Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0434, Longitude: -84.7002       In this case, the coordinates for Allatoona Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Allatoona Ridge 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 312.45 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.945 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.339 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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