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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 Bishop, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bishop and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Bishop:
    • 33.819722, -83.439173
    • 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 Bishop
  • 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 Bishop ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Bishop.

Within Georgia, the name Bishop is unique.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Colbert County
      • This Bishop is located in Colbert County and lies 273 miles [439.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colbert County community of Bishop.
    • Arkansas
      • Little River 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 Bishop [Little River County].
    • California
      • Inyo County
      • This Bishop is located in Inyo County and lies 1,966 miles [3,164 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Inyo County community of Bishop.
    • Illinois
      • Mason County
      • This Bishop is located in Mason County and lies 573 miles [922.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Bishop.
    • Kansas
      • Jewell 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 Bishop [Jewell County].
      • Shawnee 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 Bishop [Shawnee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Fayette 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 Kentucky community of Bishop [Fayette County].
      • Jefferson 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 Kentucky community of Bishop [Jefferson County].
      • Perry 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 Kentucky community of Bishop [Perry County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Bishop is located in Aroostook County and lies 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Bishop.
    • Maryland
      • Worcester County
      • This Bishop is located in Worcester County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Bishop.
    • Michigan
      • Newaygo County
      • This Bishop is located in Newaygo County and lies 676 miles [1,087.9 km]<1> to the north of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newaygo County community of Bishop.
    • Mississippi
      • Scott 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 Mississippi community of Bishop [Scott County].
    • Missouri
      • Greene 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 Missouri community of Bishop [Greene County].
    • North Carolina
      • Brunswick County
      • This Bishop is located in Brunswick County and lies 307 miles [494.1 km]<1> to the east of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brunswick County community of Bishop.
    • Oklahoma
      • Ellis 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 Oklahoma community of Bishop [Ellis County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Washington County
      • This Bishop is located in Washington County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Bishop.
    • Tennessee
      • Dyer County
      • This Bishop is located in Dyer County and lies 365 miles [587.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dyer County community of Bishop.
    • Texas
      • Cameron County
      • This Bishop is located in Cameron County and lies 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cameron County community of Bishop.
      • Erath 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 Texas community of Bishop [Erath County].
      • Nueces County
      • This Bishop is located in Nueces County and lies 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the west southwest of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nueces County community of Bishop.
    • West Virginia
      • McDowell County
      • This Bishop is located in McDowell County and lies 256 miles [412 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDowell County community of Bishop.
    • Wyoming
      • Natrona County
      • This Bishop is located in Natrona County and lies 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bishop that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Natrona County community of Bishop.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bishop ...

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.

  • Coventry [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bishop
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
  • Crossties [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossties
    • Crossties [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bishop
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossties have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossties
  • Elder Heights [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elder Heights
    • Elder Heights [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bishop
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elder Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elder Heights
  • Elder Ridge [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elder Ridge
    • Elder Ridge [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bishop
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elder Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elder Ridge
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    • High Shoals [Oconee County]
    • Hillcrest [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Oconee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Bishop
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Indian Hills [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Oconee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bishop
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Laurel Chase [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Chase
      • Laurel Chase [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bishop
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Chase
    • Paradise Falls [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Falls
      • Paradise Falls [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Bishop
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Falls
    • Poplar Springs [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Oconee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Bishop
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Quail Run [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Run
      • Quail Run [Oconee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Bishop
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Run
    • Stonebridge [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonebridge
      • Stonebridge [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bishop
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonebridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonebridge
    • Summit Grove [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Grove
      • Summit Grove [Oconee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bishop
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Grove
    • Windy Creek [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Creek
      • Windy Creek [Oconee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bishop
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy Creek

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 Bishop. 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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    • Kim Basinger     (Oscar winning actress, producer, activist)
      • Oscar winning actress, producer, activist. She was born in Athens (Georgia) on Tueday December 8, 1953
      • Athens is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Bishop.
    • Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 26, 1914 and died in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday August 25, 2004 at the age of 90. He is buried at Houston National Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Athens is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Bishop.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps<5>
    • William C. Hartman     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thomaston (Georgia) on Wednesday March 17, 1915 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 16, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Bishop.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Hartman<5>
    • Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday February 10, 1926 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the age of 93. We don't have any burial details.
      • Athens is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Bishop.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<5>
    • Andy Johnson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Saturday October 18, 1952 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at the age of 65. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Bishop.
      • Athens is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Bishop.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Johnson<5>
    • Dr. Crawford Williamson Long     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Danielsville (Georgia) on Wednesday November 1, 1815 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday June 19, 1878 at the age of 62. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Danielsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Bishop.
      • Athens is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Bishop.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Crawford Williamson Long<5>
    • Beryl Rubinstein     (Composer, pianist)
      • Composer, pianist. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday October 26, 1898 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday December 29, 1952 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mayfield Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Athens is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Bishop.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beryl Rubinstein<5>
    • Lucy May Stanton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday May 22, 1875 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 19, 1931 at the age of 55. She is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Bishop.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucy May Stanton<5>
    • Ricky Helton Wilson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 19, 1953 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday October 12, 1985 at the age of 32. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Bishop.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ricky Helton Wilson<5>

How Far From Bishop to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Watkinsville, which is the Seat of Oconee County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 54 miles [86.9 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Bishop to Atlanta, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 499 miles [803.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,395 miles [10,291.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • 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).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,974 miles [8,004.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Oconee County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oconee County: www.oconeecounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Bishop) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bishop. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BishopOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bishop. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8197, Longitude: -83.4392    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Bishop 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>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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Bishop to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.701 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.052 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.90 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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