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(Gordon County)

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Welcome to Big Spring ...

So far, we have found very little information about Big Spring. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Big Spring to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Big Spring, please Contact Us.


Big Spring would have been located within present day Gordon County<2>.

The location of Big Spring has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

A typical abbreviation for Big Spring: Big Spg. (or less commonly used: Big Spng. or Big Sprng.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Big Spring is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Big Spring was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Big Spring (for example, toward Mentone (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Big Spring would have been located in the (706) and (762)<5> area codes.

Websites for Big Spring ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.gordonchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Big Spring, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Big Spring ...

While we believe that this Big Spring is located in Gordon County, we know of another 2 Georgia communities named Big Spring. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hancock and Walker County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 21 communities that are also named Big Spring - they are located in Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee (3), Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Big Spring ...

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

  • Calhoun [Gordon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun
    • Calhoun [Gordon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Big Spring
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,572 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun<7>
  • Calhoun Ferry [Gordon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun Ferry
    • Calhoun Ferry [Gordon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Big Spring
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,271 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun Ferry
  • Buff [Gordon County] - Historic
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    • Buff [Gordon County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Big Spring
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Corbin [Bartow County]
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    • Corbin [Bartow County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Big Spring
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,521 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corbin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Adairsville [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adairsville
      • Adairsville [Bartow County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Big Spring
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,053 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adairsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adairsville<7>
    • Soapstick [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soapstick
      • Soapstick [Gordon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Big Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soapstick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soapstick
    • Hinton [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Pickens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Big Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Buena Vista [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Bartow County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Big Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
    • Tails Creek [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tails Creek
      • Tails Creek [Gilmer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Big Spring
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tails Creek
    • McCallie [Bartow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCallie
      • McCallie [Bartow County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Big Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCallie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCallie

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 Spring. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Big Spring.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Big Spring. 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 Spring.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Georgia

About Gordon County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gordon County: www.gordoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Gordon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Spring - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Spring) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4784, Longitude: -84.8311       In this case, the coordinates for Big Spring have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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