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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 Blanchard Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blanchard Park 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 Blanchard Park:
    • 33.499858, -82.142897
    • 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 Blanchard Park
  • 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 Blanchard Park ...

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.

  • Arrow Head [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrow Head
    • Arrow Head [Columbia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Blanchard Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrow Head
  • Camelot [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot [Columbia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Blanchard Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot
  • Evans [Columbia County]
  • Evans Mill [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans Mill
    • Evans Mill [Columbia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blanchard Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans Mill
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    • Glennwood [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glennwood
      • Glennwood [Columbia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glennwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glennwood
    • Hillbrook [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillbrook
      • Hillbrook [Columbia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillbrook
    • Holiday Park [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Park
      • Holiday Park [Columbia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Park
    • Kettle Creek [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Creek
      • Kettle Creek [Columbia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kettle Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Creek
    • Lake Royal [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Royal
      • Lake Royal [Columbia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Royal
    • Maple Creek [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Creek
      • Maple Creek [Columbia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Creek
    • Maysville [Columbia County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
      • Maysville [Columbia County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Meadowview [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowview
      • Meadowview [Columbia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview
    • Quail Creek [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Creek
      • Quail Creek [Columbia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Creek
    • Ridge Crossing [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Crossing
      • Ridge Crossing [Columbia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Crossing
    • Ridge Point [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Point
      • Ridge Point [Columbia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Point
    • Ropers Crossroads [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ropers Crossroads
      • Ropers Crossroads [Columbia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ropers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ropers Crossroads
    • Sugarcreek [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugarcreek
      • Sugarcreek [Columbia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugarcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugarcreek
    • Sweetbriar [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetbriar
      • Sweetbriar [Columbia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blanchard Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetbriar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetbriar

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 Blanchard Park. 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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    • Fern Andra     (Actress, writer, producer, director)
      • Actress, writer, producer, director. She was born in Watseka (Illinois) on Tueday October 24, 1893 and died in Aiken (South Carolina) on Monday February 18, 1974 at the age of 80. She is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Aiken is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Blanchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fern Andra<4>
    • 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).
      • Augusta is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Blanchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<4>
    • Joe Haynes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lincolnton (Georgia) on Friday September 21, 1917 and died in Hopkins (Minnesota) on Friday January 6, 1967 at the age of 49. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Lincolnton is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Blanchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Haynes<4>
    • Samuel Pierpont Langley     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. He was born in Roxbury (Massachusetts) on Wednesday August 20, 1834 and died in Aiken (South Carolina) on Tueday February 27, 1906 at the age of 71. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Aiken is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Blanchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Pierpont Langley<4>
    • William Henry Peck     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Thursday December 30, 1830 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday February 4, 1892 at the age of 61. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Augusta is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Blanchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry Peck<4>
    • Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant     (Social reformer, civil rights activist)
      • Social reformer, civil rights activist. She was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday August 19, 1817 and died in San Francisco (California) on Monday January 11, 1904 at the age of 86. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Augusta is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Blanchard Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant<4>

How Far From Blanchard Park 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 Blanchard Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Appling, which is the Seat of Columbia County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Blanchard Park to Appling, 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 130 miles [209.2 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 468 miles [753.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,354 miles [10,225.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,049 miles [11,344.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,930 miles [7,934.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Columbia County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.columbiacountyga.gov/

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- Blanchard Park) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blanchard Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4999, Longitude: -82.1429       In this case, the coordinates for Blanchard Park 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 Blanchard Park 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 310.944 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.135 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.486 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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