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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 Black Spring, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Black Spring 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 Black Spring:
    • 33.091812, -83.147096
    • 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 Black Spring
  • 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 Black Spring ...

We have found one communities that share the name Black Spring.

Within Georgia, the name Black Spring is unique.

Beyond Georgia, there is another community also named Black Spring in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Black Spring.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Black Spring ...

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.

  • Coopers [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
    • Coopers [Baldwin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Black Spring
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopers
  • Deepstep [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deepstep
    • Deepstep [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Black Spring
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 118 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deepstep
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deepstep<3>
  • Friendship [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Hancock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Black Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Goat Town [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goat Town
    • Goat Town [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Black Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goat Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goat Town
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Goldens Mill [Wilkinson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldens Mill
      • Goldens Mill [Wilkinson County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Black Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldens Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Harpertown [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpertown
      • Harpertown [Hancock County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Black Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpertown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Harrisburg [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Baldwin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Black Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Mount Pleasant [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Baldwin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Black Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Sandtown [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandtown
      • Sandtown [Baldwin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Black Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
    • Sandy Run [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Run
      • Sandy Run [Hancock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Black Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Run
    • Tucker Ferry [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker Ferry
      • Tucker Ferry [Baldwin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Black Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker Ferry

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 Black Spring. 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 ...
    • William Walker 'Ready' Cash     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Anna Ruby Gordy Gaye     (Songwriter, composer)
    • Joel Chandler Harris     (Author, journalist)
      • Author, journalist. He was born in Eatonton (Georgia) on Saturday December 9, 1848 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday July 3, 1908 at the age of 59. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Eatonton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Black Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joel Chandler Harris<5>

How Far From Black Spring 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 Black Spring to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Milledgeville, which is the Seat of Baldwin County and lies just to the West.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 84 miles [135.2 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Black Spring to Atlanta, with an average speed<6>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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 526 miles [846.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,416 miles [10,325.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,112 miles [11,445.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,993 miles [8,035.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Georgia

About Baldwin County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.baldwincountyga.com/

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 Black Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Black Spring) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0918, Longitude: -83.1471       In this case, the coordinates for Black Spring have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Black Spring 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 311.506 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.724 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.97 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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