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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 Blakely Woods, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blakely Woods 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 Blakely Woods:
    • 33.464003, -84.439648
    • 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 Blakely Woods
  • 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 Blakely Woods ...

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.

  • Cottonwood [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Blakely Woods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Cross Creek [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Creek
    • Cross Creek [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Blakely Woods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
  • Deep Forest [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Forest
    • Deep Forest [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Blakely Woods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Forest
  • Gamma [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamma
    • Gamma [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Blakely Woods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamma
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    • Ginger Hills [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ginger Hills
      • Ginger Hills [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ginger Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ginger Hills
    • Graves Way [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graves Way
      • Graves Way [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graves Way have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graves Way
    • Harp [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harp
      • Harp [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Blakely Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harp
    • Heritage Farms [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Farms
      • Heritage Farms [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Farms
    • Hickory Acres [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Acres
      • Hickory Acres [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Acres
    • Hopeful [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeful
      • Hopeful [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopeful have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeful
    • Irondale [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
      • Irondale [Clayton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondale
    • Kingswood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood
      • Kingswood [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingswood
    • Ledgewood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ledgewood
      • Ledgewood [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ledgewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ledgewood
    • Marion [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Ponderosa [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
      • Ponderosa [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponderosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa
    • Quail Hollow [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hollow
    • Timberlake [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake [Clayton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
    • Walnut Creek [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Creek
      • Walnut Creek [Clayton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Creek
    • Willow Bend [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Bend
      • Willow Bend [Clayton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Blakely Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Bend

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 Blakely Woods. 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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    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Aaron<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<3>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Kokomo' Arnold<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Georgia M. Burke<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<3>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Smyrna is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tracy Lamar Coley<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<3>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fuller<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Gillham<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blakely Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joel Chandler Harris<3>

How Far From Blakely Woods 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 Blakely Woods to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fayetteville, which is the Seat of Fayette County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Blakely Woods to Atlanta, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 557 miles [896.4 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 32 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,454 miles [10,386.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,156 miles [11,516.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,034 miles [8,101.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fayette County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fayette County: www.admin.co.fayette.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 '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- Blakely Woods) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blakely Woods. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4640, Longitude: -84.4396       In this case, the coordinates for Blakely Woods 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 Blakely Woods 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 312.271 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.658 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.375 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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