RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Blackshear, Georgia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other GA
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Blackshear, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blackshear 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 Blackshear:
    • 31.306219, -82.242134
    • 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 Blackshear
  • 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 Blackshear ...

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.

  • Coffee [Bacon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee
    • Coffee [Bacon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Blackshear
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee
  • Dixie Union [Ware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie Union
    • Dixie Union [Ware County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Blackshear
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie Union
  • Homestead [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead
    • Homestead [Pierce County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Blackshear
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead
  • Jamestown [Ware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown [Ware County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Blackshear
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Offerman [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Offerman
      • Offerman [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Blackshear
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Offerman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Offerman<3>
    • Otter Creek [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Blackshear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otter Creek
    • Sunnyside [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Ware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Blackshear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Walkersville [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkersville
      • Walkersville [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Blackshear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkersville
    • Waltertown [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltertown
      • Waltertown [Ware County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Blackshear
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waltertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Waltertown has also been known as:
      • Watertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltertown

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 Blackshear. 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 ...
    • Ossie Davis     (Actor, playwright, director, activist)
      • Actor, playwright, director, activist. He was born in Cogdell (Georgia) on Tueday December 18, 1917 and died in Miami Beach (Florida) on Friday February 4, 2005 at the age of 87. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Cogdell is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Blackshear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossie Davis<4>

How Far From Blackshear 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 city such as Blackshear to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 210 miles [338 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Blackshear to Atlanta, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 600 miles [965.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,457 miles [10,391.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,142 miles [11,493.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,029 miles [8,093.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Pierce County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blackshear. 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' (or 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- Blackshear) 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 Blackshear. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlackshearOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackshear. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3062, Longitude: -82.2421    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Blackshear to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.92 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.797 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.074 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 19 Sep 2021