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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 Blacksville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blacksville 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 Blacksville:
    • 33.433725, -84.148806
    • 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 Blacksville
  • 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 Blacksville ...

We have found two communities that share the name Blacksville.

Within Georgia, the name Blacksville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Greene County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Blacksville [Greene County].
    • West Virginia
      • Monongalia County
      • This Blacksville is located in Monongalia County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Blacksville that is located in Henry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monongalia County community of Blacksville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blacksville ...

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.

  • Chimney Ridge [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Ridge
    • Chimney Ridge [Henry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Blacksville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Ridge
  • Cotton Indian Creek [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Indian Creek
    • Cotton Indian Creek [Henry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Blacksville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Indian Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Indian Creek
  • Crystal Springs [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Blacksville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Dove Rest [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dove Rest
    • Dove Rest [Henry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Blacksville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dove Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dove Rest
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    • Flakes Crossing [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flakes Crossing
      • Flakes Crossing [Henry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flakes Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flakes Crossing
    • Greenwood [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Henry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jenkinsburg [Butts County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkinsburg
      • Jenkinsburg [Butts County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Blacksville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkinsburg<4>
    • Julia [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julia
      • Julia [Henry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Julia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Julia
    • Locust Grove [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [Henry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Blacksville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,091 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locust Grove<4>
    • Lovejoy [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovejoy
      • Lovejoy [Clayton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Blacksville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovejoy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovejoy<4>
    • Mayday [Henry County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayday
      • Mayday [Henry County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayday have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peeksville [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peeksville
      • Peeksville [Henry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peeksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peeksville
    • Pleasant Grove [Spalding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Spalding County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Red Oak [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Oak
      • Red Oak [Henry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Oak
    • Springwood Valley [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springwood Valley
      • Springwood Valley [Henry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springwood Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood Valley
    • Sunny Side [Spalding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Side
      • Sunny Side [Spalding County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Blacksville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Side have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Side
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunny Side<4>
    • Swan Lake [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Lake
      • Swan Lake [Henry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Lake
    • Union [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Henry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Unity Grove [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity Grove
      • Unity Grove [Henry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unity Grove
    • Woodlawn [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Henry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Blacksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Blacksville. 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 ...
    • Hank Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday February 5, 1934 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 22, 2021 at the age of 86. He is buried at South View Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Aaron<5>
    • Gypsy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 31, 1896 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday July 25, 1952 at the age of 56.
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<5>
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<5>
    • James 'Kokomo' Arnold     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Lovejoy (Georgia) on Friday February 15, 1901 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday November 8, 1968 at the age of 67. He is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Lovejoy is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Kokomo' Arnold<5>
    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<5>
    • Georgia M. Burke     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Wednesday February 27, 1878 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 28, 1985 at the age of 107. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Georgia M. Burke<5>
    • Lew Bush     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday December 2, 1969 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday December 8, 2011 at the age of 42. He is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<5>
    • Tracy Lamar Coley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday March 9, 1964 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday November 9, 2002 at the age of 38. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tracy Lamar Coley<5>
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday January 12, 1971 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the age of 38. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<5>
    • Jesse Fuller     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Jonesboro (Georgia) on Thursday March 12, 1896 and died in Oakland (California) on Thursday January 29, 1976 at the age of 79. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Jonesboro is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fuller<5>
    • Art Gillham     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Tueday January 1, 1895 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday June 6, 1961 at the age of 66.
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Gillham<5>
    • 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).
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Blacksville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joel Chandler Harris<5>
    • Holly Hunter     (Oscar winning actress, producer)
      • Oscar winning actress, producer. She was born in Conyers (Georgia) on Thursday March 20, 1958
      • Conyers is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Blacksville.

How Far From Blacksville 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 community such as Blacksville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • McDonough, which is the Seat of Henry County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Blacksville to Atlanta, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 546 miles [878.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 31 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,443 miles [10,369 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,144 miles [11,497.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,023 miles [8,083.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henry County: www.co.henry.ga.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Blacksville 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blacksville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blacksville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlacksvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blacksville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4337, Longitude: -84.1488       In this case, the coordinates for Blacksville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Blacksville 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 312.10 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.456 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.27 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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