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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 Big Canoe, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Big Canoe 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 Big Canoe:
    • 34.459579, -84.291061
    • 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 Big Canoe
  • 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 Big Canoe ...

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.

  • Centerville [Cherokee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Cherokee County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Big Canoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Daniels [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
    • Daniels [Pickens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Canoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels
  • Emma [Dawson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emma
    • Emma [Dawson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Canoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emma
  • Grandview [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
    • Grandview [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Canoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
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    • Jasper [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
      • Jasper [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Big Canoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<3>
    • Johntown [Dawson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johntown
      • Johntown [Dawson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Big Canoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johntown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Juno [Dawson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juno
      • Juno [Dawson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Big Canoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juno
    • Marble Hill [Pickens County]
    • Mica [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mica
      • Mica [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Big Canoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mica
    • Nelson [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Canoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nelson<3>

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 Big Canoe. 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 ...
    • Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday April 2, 1907 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Thursday January 3, 1991 at the age of 83. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Big Canoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling<4>
    • Hal Herring     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lanett (Alabama) on Sunday February 24, 1924 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the age of 90. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Big Canoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<4>
    • Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at the age of 57. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Big Canoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jasper, which is the Seat of Pickens County and lies just to the West.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Big Canoe to Atlanta, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 504 miles [811.1 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 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,402 miles [10,303 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,107 miles [11,437.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,984 miles [8,021 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Georgia

About Pickens County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pickens County: www.pickenscountyga.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Big Canoe) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Big Canoe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big CanoeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Canoe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4596, Longitude: -84.2911    
<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 Big Canoe 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 312.224 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.743 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.074 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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