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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 Atwell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Atwell 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 Atwell:
    • 33.140703, -82.286235
    • 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 Atwell
  • 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 Atwell ...

We have found four communities that share the name Atwell.

Within Georgia, the name Atwell is unique.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Miller County
      • This Atwell is located in Miller County and lies 651 miles [1,047.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Atwell that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miller County community of Atwell.
    • New York
      • Herkimer County
      • This Atwell is located in Herkimer County and lies 819 miles [1,318.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Atwell that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Atwell.
    • Texas
      • Callahan County
      • This Atwell is located in Callahan County and lies 979 miles [1,575.5 km]<1> to the west of the Atwell that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callahan County community of Atwell.
    • West Virginia
      • McDowell County
      • This Atwell is located in McDowell County and lies 292 miles [469.9 km]<1> to the north of the Atwell that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDowell County community of Atwell.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Atwell ...

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.

  • Bath [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
    • Bath [Richmond County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
  • David [Glascock County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for David
    • David [Glascock County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for David have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Drone [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drone
    • Drone [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 14,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drone
  • Dyes Crossroad [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyes Crossroad
    • Dyes Crossroad [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyes Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyes Crossroad
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    • Edie [Richmond County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edie
      • Edie [Richmond County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hatchers Store [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatchers Store
      • Hatchers Store [Burke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatchers Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatchers Store
    • Le Roy [Burke County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Roy
      • Le Roy [Burke County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Louisville [Jefferson County]
    • Magnolia [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Noah [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noah
      • Noah [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Noah has also been known as:
      • Noah Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noah

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 Atwell. 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 ...
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Atwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<4>
    • Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Davisboro (Georgia) on Saturday August 30, 1941 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Thursday March 18, 1976 at the age of 34. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Davisboro is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Atwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Atwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry Peck<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Atwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant<4>

How Far From Atwell to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Atwell to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Louisville, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Atwell to Louisville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 493 miles [793.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,376 miles [10,261.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,070 miles [11,378.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,952 miles [7,969.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Jefferson County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atwell. 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- Atwell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1407, Longitude: -82.2862       In this case, the coordinates for Atwell 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Atwell 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 311.016 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.166 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.634 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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