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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 Billingwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Billingwood 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 Billingwood:
    • 32.895971, -83.729904
    • 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 Billingwood
  • 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 Billingwood ...

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.

  • Camelot [Bibb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot [Bibb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Billingwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot
  • Castlegate [Bibb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castlegate
    • Castlegate [Bibb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Billingwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castlegate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castlegate
  • Cherokee [Bibb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [Bibb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Billingwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
  • Dixie [Bibb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Bibb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Billingwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
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    • Forest Lake [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lake
      • Forest Lake [Bibb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Billingwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lake
    • Glen Cove [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Cove
      • Glen Cove [Bibb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Billingwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Cove
    • Green Meadows [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Meadows
      • Green Meadows [Bibb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Billingwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Meadows
    • Hillview [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillview
      • Hillview [Bibb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Billingwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillview
    • Kings Cove [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Cove
      • Kings Cove [Bibb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Billingwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Cove
    • Lakeview [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Bibb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Billingwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Log Cabin Heights [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Cabin Heights
      • Log Cabin Heights [Bibb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Billingwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Cabin Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Log Cabin Heights
    • Meadowbrook [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Bibb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Billingwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Riverside Park [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside Park
      • Riverside Park [Bibb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Billingwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Park
    • Riverview [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Bibb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Billingwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Trails End [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trails End
      • Trails End [Bibb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Billingwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trails End have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trails End

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 Billingwood. 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 ...
    • Duane Allman     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Friday October 29, 1971 at the age of 24. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Billingwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<3>
    • Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter     (Astronaut)
      • Astronaut. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Friday August 15, 1947 and died in Brunswick (Georgia) on Friday April 5, 1991 at the age of 43.
      • Macon is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Billingwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter<3>
    • William Walker 'Ready' Cash     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Charles Coburn     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Tueday June 19, 1877 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday August 30, 1961 at the age of 84. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Billingwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Coburn<3>
    • James 'Sweetie' Jones     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Wednesday August 6, 1941 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Wednesday July 21, 2004 at the age of 62. He is buried at Macon Memorial Park (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Billingwood.
      • Macon is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Billingwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Sweetie' Jones<3>
    • Harold Lucas McLinton     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fort Valley (Georgia) on Tueday July 1, 1947 and died in Washington, DC on Friday October 31, 1980 at the age of 33. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Fort Valley is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Billingwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Lucas McLinton<3>
    • George Reed     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Tueday November 27, 1866 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Thursday November 6, 1952 at the age of 86. He is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Macon is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Billingwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Reed<3>

How Far From Billingwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Billingwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Macon, which is the Seat of Bibb County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 70 miles [112.7 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Billingwood to Atlanta, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take three full days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 558 miles [898 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,450 miles [10,380.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,147 miles [11,502 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,028 miles [8,091.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Bibb County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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' (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- Billingwood) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Billingwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8960, Longitude: -83.7299       In this case, the coordinates for Billingwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Billingwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.834 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.073 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.238 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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