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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 Baxley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Baxley 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 Baxley:
    • 31.778417, -82.348622
    • 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 Baxley
  • 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 Baxley ...

We have found one communities that share the name Baxley.

Within Georgia, the name Baxley is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • South Carolina
      • Kershaw County
      • This Baxley is located in Kershaw County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Baxley that is located in Appling County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kershaw County community of Baxley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Baxley ...

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.

  • Bassville [Appling County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bassville
    • Bassville [Appling County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Baxley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassville
  • English Eddy [Toombs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Eddy
    • English Eddy [Toombs County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Baxley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Eddy
  • Falling Rocks [Appling County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Rocks
    • Falling Rocks [Appling County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Baxley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Rocks
  • Graham [Appling County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Appling County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Baxley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 289 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grays Landing [Toombs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Landing
      • Grays Landing [Toombs County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Baxley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grays Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Landing
    • Manns Ferry [Jeff Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manns Ferry
      • Manns Ferry [Jeff Davis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Baxley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manns Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manns Ferry
    • Piney Bluff Ferry [Appling County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Bluff Ferry
      • Piney Bluff Ferry [Appling County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Baxley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Bluff Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Bluff Ferry
    • Spring Branch [Appling County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Branch
      • Spring Branch [Appling County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Baxley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Branch
    • Town Bluff Ferry [Jeff Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Bluff Ferry
      • Town Bluff Ferry [Jeff Davis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Baxley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Bluff Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Bluff Ferry
    • Zion [Appling County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Appling County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Baxley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion

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 Baxley. 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 ...
    • Wallace 'Wally' Moses     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Uvalda (Georgia) on Saturday October 8, 1910 and died in Vidalia (Georgia) on Wednesday October 10, 1990 at the age of 80. He is buried at Pinecrest Cemetery (Toombs County, Georgia).
      • Uvalda is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Baxley.
      • Vidalia is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the north of Baxley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wallace 'Wally' Moses<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 180 miles [289.7 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Baxley to Atlanta, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 575 miles [925.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,441 miles [10,365.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,128 miles [11,471.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,014 miles [8,069.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Georgia

About Appling County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Baxley: www.baxley.org/

The official website for Appling County: www.baxley.org/site/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Baxley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baxley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BaxleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baxley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7784, Longitude: -82.3486    
<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 Baxley 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 311.00 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.956 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.998 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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