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Welcome to Big Creek ...

Big Creek is located in Gilmer County<1>.

The location of Big Creek has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Big Creek: Big Crk. (or less commonly used: Big Ck. or Big Cr.)

Big Creek is 2,290 feet [698 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Big Creek is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Big Creek lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Big Creek: (706) and (762)<4>

Communities Also Named Big Creek ...

While we believe that this Big Creek is located in Gilmer County, we know of another 2 Georgia communities named Big Creek. Those communities are located in the following counties: Forsyth and Fulton County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 31 communities that are also named Big Creek - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (5), Texas (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Big Creek.

Communities near Big Creek ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Big Creek.

  • Rolston [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolston
    • Rolston [Gilmer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Big Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,716 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolston
  • Canal Lake [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canal Lake
    • Canal Lake [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Big Creek
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 23,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canal Lake
  • Northcutt [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northcutt
    • Northcutt [Gilmer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Big Creek
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 16,698 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northcutt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northcutt
  • Pantertown [Fannin County]
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    • Pantertown [Fannin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Big Creek
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,749 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantertown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cutcane [Fannin County]
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      • Cutcane [Fannin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Big Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutcane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutcane
    • Ellijay [Gilmer County]
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      • Ellijay [Gilmer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Big Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellijay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellijay<6>
    • Youngcane [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngcane
      • Youngcane [Union County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Big Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngcane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hemp [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemp
      • Hemp [Fannin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Big Creek
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemp
    • Blue Ridge [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Fannin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Big Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<6>
    • Tails Creek [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tails Creek
      • Tails Creek [Gilmer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Big Creek
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tails Creek

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Big Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Big Creek.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Big Creek. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Big Creek.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Big Creek. See our Newspapers Page for Big Creek.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Creek ...

Looking for more information about Big Creek? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Big Creek, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Big Creek.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Gilmer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.7351, Longitude: -84.2808       In this case, the coordinates for Big Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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