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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:
    • 34.735086, -84.280751
    • 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 ...
    • Forsyth County
      • This Big Creek is located in Forsyth County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the south of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forsyth County community of Big Creek.
    • Fulton County
      • This Big Creek is located in Fulton County and lies 76 miles [122.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Houston County
      • This Big Creek is located in Houston County and lies 261 miles [420 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 2,236 miles [3,598.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Big Creek is located in Fresno County and lies 1,950 miles [3,138.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 1,779 miles [2,863 km]<1> to the northwest of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 172 miles [276.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 462 miles [743.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 299 miles [481.2 km]<1> to the west of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 456 miles [733.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 639 miles [1,028.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 631 miles [1,015.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 146 miles [235 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 166 miles [267.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 131 miles [210.8 km] to the north northeast of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 141 miles [226.9 km] to the north northeast of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 50 miles [80.5 km] to the north of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 777 miles [1,250.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the west southwest of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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 257 miles [413.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Big Creek that is located in Gilmer 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.

  • Cherry Log [Gilmer County]
  • Diamond [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
    • Diamond [Gilmer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Big Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
  • Due [Fannin County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Due
    • Due [Fannin County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Big Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Due have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Goose Island [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Island
    • Goose Island [Gilmer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goose Island have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Island
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Greens Mill [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Mill
      • Greens Mill [Fannin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greens Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Mill
    • Marion [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Maxwell [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Fannin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
    • Pike [Gilmer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike
      • Pike [Gilmer County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Quill [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quill
      • Quill [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quill
    • Stanley Mill [Gilmer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley Mill
      • Stanley Mill [Gilmer County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sugar Hill [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [Fannin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • Swan [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan
      • Swan [Fannin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan
    • Three Forks [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
      • Three Forks [Fannin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks
    • Turniptown [Gilmer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turniptown
      • Turniptown [Gilmer County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Big Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turniptown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Joe Frazier     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Liberty (North Carolina) on Friday October 6, 1922 and died in Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) on Tueday February 15, 2011 at the age of 88. He is buried at Bixby Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
      • Liberty is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Big Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Frazier<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:

  • View Our List ...
    • Ellijay, which is the Seat of Gilmer County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Big Creek to Ellijay, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 492 miles [791.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,389 miles [10,282.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,095 miles [11,418.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,972 miles [8,001.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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>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- 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).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 312.227 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.786 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.001 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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