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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 Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Big Creek 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 Creek:
    • 34.116487, -84.175195
    • 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 Creek
  • 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 Big Creek ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Big Creek.

There are two communities within Georgia that are also named Big Creek.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another 29 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 29 communities, 30 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Georgia ...
    • Fulton County
      • This Big Creek is located in Fulton County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Big Creek.
    • Gilmer County
      • This Big Creek is located in Gilmer County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the north of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gilmer County community of Big Creek.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Houston County
      • This Big Creek is located in Houston County and lies 222 miles [357.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Big Creek.
    • Arkansas
      • Cleveland 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 Arkansas community of Big Creek [Cleveland County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Big Creek lies 2,270 miles [3,653.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Big Creek is located in Fresno County and lies 1,967 miles [3,165.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Big Creek.
    • Idaho
      • Valley County
      • This Big Creek is located in Valley County and lies 1,808 miles [2,909.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Valley County community of Big Creek.
    • Indiana
      • Jefferson 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 Indiana community of Big Creek [Jefferson County].
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon 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 Kansas community of Big Creek [Bourbon County].
      • Ellis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Big Creek [Ellis County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clay County
      • This Big Creek is located in Clay County and lies 213 miles [342.8 km]<1> to the north of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Big Creek.
    • Louisiana
      • Franklin Parish
      • This Big Creek is located in Franklin Parish and lies 456 miles [733.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin Parish community of Big Creek.
      • Richland Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Big Creek [Richland Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Marquette 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 Michigan community of Big Creek [Marquette County].
      • Oscoda County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Big Creek [Oscoda County].
    • Mississippi
      • Calhoun County
      • This Big Creek is located in Calhoun County and lies 300 miles [482.8 km]<1> to the west of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Big Creek.
    • Missouri
      • Texas County
      • This Big Creek is located in Texas County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Texas County community of Big Creek.
    • Nevada
      • Lander County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lander County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lander County community of Big Creek.
    • New York
      • Steuben County
      • This Big Creek is located in Steuben County and lies 672 miles [1,081.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Big Creek.
    • North Carolina
      • Stokes 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 North Carolina community of Big Creek [Stokes County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Carbon County
      • This Big Creek is located in Carbon County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Big Creek.
    • South Carolina
      • Edgefield 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 Big Creek [Edgefield County].
      • Saluda County
      • This Big Creek is located in Saluda County and lies 133 miles [214 km]<1> to the east of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saluda County community of Big Creek.
    • Tennessee
      • Giles County
      • This Big Creek is located in Giles County and lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Giles County community of Big Creek.
      • Hancock County
      • This Big Creek is located in Hancock County and lies 170 miles [273.6 km] to the north northeast of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Big Creek.
      • Hawkins County
      • This Big Creek is located in Hawkins County and lies 176 miles [283.2 km] to the north northeast of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hawkins County community of Big Creek.
      • Monroe County
      • This Big Creek is located in Monroe County and lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the north of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Big Creek.
      • Sullivan 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 Tennessee community of Big Creek [Sullivan County].
    • Texas
      • Burleson County
      • This Big Creek is located in Burleson County and lies 770 miles [1,239.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burleson County community of Big Creek.
      • Liberty County
      • This Big Creek is located in Liberty County and lies 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the west southwest of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Big Creek.
    • West Virginia
      • Logan County
      • This Big Creek is located in Logan County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Big Creek that is located in Forsyth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Big Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Creek ...

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.

  • Bentgrass Farms [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentgrass Farms
    • Bentgrass Farms [Fulton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentgrass Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentgrass Farms
  • Carriage Gate [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carriage Gate
    • Carriage Gate [Gwinnett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Big Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carriage Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carriage Gate
  • Carrols Crossing [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrols Crossing
    • Carrols Crossing [Gwinnett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Big Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrols Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrols Crossing
  • Christophers Run [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christophers Run
    • Christophers Run [Fulton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Big Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christophers Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christophers Run
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    • Drew [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
      • Drew [Forsyth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drew have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
    • Fields Crossroads [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Crossroads
      • Fields Crossroads [Fulton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Big Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Crossroads
    • Gilberts Ferry [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilberts Ferry
      • Gilberts Ferry [Forsyth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilberts Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilberts Ferry
    • Hickory Hills [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Gwinnett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Hopewell [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Fulton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Johns Creek [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns Creek
      • Johns Creek [Fulton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Big Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johns Creek<5>
    • Level Creek [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Level Creek
      • Level Creek [Gwinnett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Level Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Level Creek
    • Mars Hill Crossroads [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill Crossroads
      • Mars Hill Crossroads [Forsyth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill Crossroads
    • Rogers Ferry [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Ferry
      • Rogers Ferry [Gwinnett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Ferry
    • Rogers Mill [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Mill
      • Rogers Mill [Gwinnett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Mill
    • Settles Bridge [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Settles Bridge
      • Settles Bridge [Gwinnett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Settles Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Settles Bridge
    • Shake Rag [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shake Rag
      • Shake Rag [Forsyth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shake Rag have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shake Rag
    • Sugar Hill [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [Gwinnett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Big Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugar Hill<5>
    • Sugar Ridge [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Ridge
      • Sugar Ridge [Gwinnett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Ridge
    • Sunnybrook Farms [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnybrook Farms
      • Sunnybrook Farms [Fulton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnybrook Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnybrook Farms
    • Waters Ferry [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waters Ferry
      • Waters Ferry [Gwinnett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waters Ferry

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 Creek. 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.

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    • Hank Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday February 5, 1934 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 22, 2021 at the age of 86. He is buried at South View Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Aaron<6>
    • Gypsy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 31, 1896 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday July 25, 1952 at the age of 56.
      • Atlanta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<6>
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<6>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling<6>
    • 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).
      • Marietta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.<6>
    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<6>
    • Georgia M. Burke     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Wednesday February 27, 1878 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 28, 1985 at the age of 107. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Atlanta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Georgia M. Burke<6>
    • Lew Bush     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday December 2, 1969 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday December 8, 2011 at the age of 42. He is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Atlanta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<6>
    • Ezzard Mack Charles     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Lawrenceville (Georgia) on Thursday July 7, 1921 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday May 28, 1975 at the age of 53. He is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Lawrenceville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezzard Mack Charles<6>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Smyrna is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<6>
    • Tracy Lamar Coley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday March 9, 1964 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday November 9, 2002 at the age of 38. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tracy Lamar Coley<6>
    • 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).
      • Atlanta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<6>
    • Art Gillham     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Tueday January 1, 1895 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday June 6, 1961 at the age of 66.
      • Atlanta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Gillham<6>

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

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

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    • Cumming, which is the Seat of Forsyth County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Big Creek to Atlanta, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 515 miles [828.8 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 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,413 miles [10,320.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,116 miles [11,452.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,994 miles [8,037.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Forsyth County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Forsyth County: www.forsythco.com/

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 Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1165, Longitude: -84.1752       In this case, the coordinates for Big Creek 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Big Creek 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 Big Creek, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.143 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.602 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.113 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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