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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 Autney, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Autney 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 Autney:
    • 33.347364, -82.439015
    • 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 Autney
  • 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 Autney ...

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.

  • Boneville [McDuffie County]
  • David [Glascock County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for David
    • David [Glascock County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Autney
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for David have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dearing [McDuffie County]
  • Happy Valley [McDuffie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
    • Happy Valley [McDuffie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Autney
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
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    • Harlem [Columbia County]
    • Harts [Glascock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harts
      • Harts [Glascock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Autney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harts
    • Noah [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noah
      • Noah [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Autney
      • Noah has also been known as:
      • Noah Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noah
    • Plainview [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Autney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Sawdust [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawdust
      • Sawdust [Columbia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Autney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawdust
    • Silvertown [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silvertown
      • Silvertown [Warren County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Autney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silvertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silvertown
    • Stones Crossroads [McDuffie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stones Crossroads
      • Stones Crossroads [McDuffie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Autney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stones Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stones Crossroads

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 Autney. 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 ...
    • 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).
      • Barnett is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Autney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Autney.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Autney.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Autney.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Autney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Thomson, which is the Seat of McDuffie County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 115 miles [185.1 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Autney to Atlanta, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 487 miles [783.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,374 miles [10,258 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,069 miles [11,376.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,950 miles [7,966.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About McDuffie County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Autney. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Autney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Autney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3474, Longitude: -82.4390       In this case, the coordinates for Autney 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 Autney 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 311.109 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.303 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.638 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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