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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 Blalocks Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blalocks Ferry 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 Blalocks Ferry:
    • 34.423422, -85.092448
    • 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 Blalocks Ferry
  • 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 Blalocks Ferry ...

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.

  • Curryville [Gordon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curryville
    • Curryville [Gordon County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Blalocks Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curryville
  • Everett Springs [Floyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett Springs
    • Everett Springs [Floyd County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Blalocks Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett Springs
  • Floyd Springs [Floyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd Springs
    • Floyd Springs [Floyd County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Blalocks Ferry
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd Springs
  • Green Acre [Floyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acre
    • Green Acre [Floyd County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Blalocks Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acre
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    • Hermitage [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage
      • Hermitage [Floyd County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Blalocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage
    • Margie [Floyd County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margie
      • Margie [Floyd County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Blalocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Plainville [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Gordon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blalocks Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainville<3>
    • Pope Ferry [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope Ferry
      • Pope Ferry [Floyd County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Blalocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope Ferry
    • Printup Ferry [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Printup Ferry
      • Printup Ferry [Gordon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Blalocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Printup Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Printup Ferry
    • Rocky Creek [Gordon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Creek
      • Rocky Creek [Gordon County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blalocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rosedale [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Floyd County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Blalocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Waters Store [Floyd County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waters Store
      • Waters Store [Floyd County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Blalocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waters Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Blalocks Ferry. 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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    • 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).
      • Cedartown is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Blalocks Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<4>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Blalocks Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<4>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Blalocks Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<4>
    • Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Crime figure)
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at the age of 82. He is buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Berryton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Blalocks Ferry.
      • Rocky Face is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Blalocks Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman<4>
    • Willard Lee Nixon     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (Georgia) on Sunday June 17, 1928 and died in Rome (Georgia) on Thursday December 14, 2000 at the age of 72. He is buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Taylorsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Blalocks Ferry.
      • Rome is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Blalocks Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon<4>

How Far From Blalocks Ferry 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 Blalocks Ferry to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Calhoun, which is the Seat of Gordon County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Blalocks Ferry to Calhoun, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 542 miles [872.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 31 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,437 miles [10,359.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,145 miles [11,498.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,021 miles [8,080.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Gordon County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gordon County: www.gordoncounty.org/

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- Blalocks Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blalocks Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4234, Longitude: -85.0924       In this case, the coordinates for Blalocks Ferry 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>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 Blalocks Ferry 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 312.699 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.285 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.404 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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