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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 Alta Vista, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alta Vista 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 Alta Vista:
    • 32.481531, -84.924931
    • 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 Alta Vista
  • 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 Alta Vista ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Alta Vista.

There is one other community in Georgia which is also named Alta Vista.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 26 communities, 25 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Georgia ...
    • Douglas County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Douglas County and lies 88 miles [141.6 km]<1> to the north of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Alta Vista.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lee County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Lee County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Alta Vista.
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the west northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Alta Vista.
    • California
      • Alameda County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Alta Vista [Alameda County].
      • Inyo County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Inyo County and lies 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Inyo County community of Alta Vista.
      • Tulare County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Alta Vista [Tulare County].
    • Colorado
      • El Paso County
      • This Alta Vista is located in El Paso County and lies 1,163 miles [1,871.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Paso County community of Alta Vista.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the west northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Alta Vista.
    • Florida
      • Charlotte County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Alta Vista [Charlotte County].
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Hillsborough County and lies 342 miles [550.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Alta Vista.
    • Iowa
      • Chickasaw County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Chickasaw County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chickasaw County community of Alta Vista.
    • Kansas
      • Wabaunsee County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Wabaunsee County and lies 783 miles [1,260.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabaunsee County community of Alta Vista.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Montgomery County and lies 628 miles [1,010.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Alta Vista.
    • Missouri
      • Daviess County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Alta Vista [Daviess County].
    • New Mexico
      • San Miguel County
      • This Alta Vista is located in San Miguel County and lies 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Miguel County community of Alta Vista.
    • Ontario
      • This Alta Vista lies 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Alta Vista lies 1,622 miles [2,610.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Greenville County and lies 218 miles [350.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Alta Vista.
      • Richland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Alta Vista [Richland County].
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Alta Vista [Hamilton County].
      • McMinn County
      • This Alta Vista is located in McMinn County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<1> to the north of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McMinn County community of Alta Vista.
    • Texas
      • Frio County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Frio County and lies 876 miles [1,409.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frio County community of Alta Vista.
      • Hidalgo County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Hidalgo County and lies 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the west southwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hidalgo County community of Alta Vista.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,587 miles [2,554 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Alta Vista.
      • Weber County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Weber County and lies 1,602 miles [2,578.2 km] to the west northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Alta Vista.
    • Washington
      • Lewis County
      • This Alta Vista is located in Lewis County and lies 2,190 miles [3,524.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Alta Vista that is located in Muscogee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Alta Vista.
      • Spokane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Alta Vista [Spokane County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alta Vista ...

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.

  • Camelot [Muscogee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Alta Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot
  • Crossgate [Muscogee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossgate
    • Crossgate [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alta Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossgate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossgate
  • Dinglewood [Muscogee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dinglewood
    • Dinglewood [Muscogee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Alta Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dinglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dinglewood
  • Edgewood Forest [Muscogee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood Forest
    • Edgewood Forest [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Alta Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewood Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood Forest
  • Continue List   (16 more) ...
    • Floyd Grove [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd Grove
      • Floyd Grove [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floyd Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd Grove
    • Forest Park [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
      • Forest Park [Muscogee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
    • Forestdale [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestdale
      • Forestdale [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestdale
    • Georgetown [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Muscogee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Holiday Park [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Park
      • Holiday Park [Muscogee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Park
    • Holly Hills [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hills
      • Holly Hills [Muscogee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hills
    • Holly Woods [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Woods
      • Holly Woods [Muscogee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Woods
    • Lake Rushin Heights [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Rushin Heights
      • Lake Rushin Heights [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Rushin Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Rushin Heights
    • Magnolia Grove [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Grove
      • Magnolia Grove [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Grove
    • Merrywood [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrywood
      • Merrywood [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrywood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrywood
    • Pleasantview [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantview
      • Pleasantview [Muscogee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantview
    • Regency Park [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regency Park
      • Regency Park [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regency Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regency Park
    • Rosewood [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewood
      • Rosewood [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood
    • Valley Hills [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Hills
      • Valley Hills [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Hills
    • Vista Terrace [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista Terrace
      • Vista Terrace [Muscogee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista Terrace
    • Willow Bend [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Bend
      • Willow Bend [Muscogee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alta Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Bend

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 Alta Vista. 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 ...
    • Joshus 'Josh' Gibson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Buena Vista (Georgia) on Thursday December 21, 1911 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 20, 1947 at the age of 35. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Buena Vista is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Alta Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joshus 'Josh' Gibson<5>
    • Sam McQuagg     (Racer car driver)
      • Racer car driver. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday November 11, 1935 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday January 3, 2009 at the age of 73. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Alta Vista.
      • Columbus is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Alta Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam McQuagg<5>
    • Elmer Ray Riddle     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday July 31, 1914 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday May 14, 1984 at the age of 69. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Alta Vista.
      • Columbus is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Alta Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elmer Ray Riddle<5>
    • Milt Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday March 27, 1929 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday April 11, 1997 at the age of 68. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Columbus is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Alta Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milt Smith<5>
    • Augusta Jane Evans Wilson     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at the age of 74. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Columbus is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Alta Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson<5>
    • Tim Wilson     (Comedian, musician)
      • Comedian, musician. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday August 5, 1961 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at the age of 52. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Alta Vista.
      • Columbus is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Alta Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbus, which is the Seat of Muscogee County and lies just to the West.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Alta Vista to Atlanta, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,521 miles [10,494.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,220 miles [11,619.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alta Vista. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alta Vista) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4815, Longitude: -84.9249       In this case, the coordinates for Alta Vista have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Alta Vista 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.
<3>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 Alta Vista, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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>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.
<7>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 Alta Vista to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.504 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.789 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.788 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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