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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 Blandford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blandford 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 Blandford:
    • 32.278530, -81.263169
    • 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 Blandford
  • 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 Blandford ...

We have found five communities that share the name Blandford.

Within Georgia, the name Blandford is unique.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, three are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Sumner 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 Kansas community of Blandford [Sumner County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • This Blandford is located in Hampden County and lies 822 miles [1,322.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Blandford that is located in Effingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blandford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampden County community of Blandford.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Blandford lies 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Blandford that is located in Effingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blandford
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Blandford.
    • Virginia
      • Petersburg City
      • This Blandford is located in Petersburg City and lies 406 miles [653.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Blandford that is located in Effingham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blandford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Petersburg City community of Blandford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blandford ...

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.

  • Birds [Effingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birds
    • Birds [Effingham County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Blandford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birds
  • Coldbrook [Effingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldbrook
    • Coldbrook [Effingham County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Blandford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldbrook
  • Ebenezer [Effingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Effingham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Blandford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Eden [Effingham County]
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    • Mill Stone Landing [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Stone Landing
      • Mill Stone Landing [Jasper County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Blandford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Stone Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Stone Landing
    • Mulberry Grove [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry Grove
      • Mulberry Grove [Chatham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Blandford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry Grove
    • Pooler [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pooler
      • Pooler [Chatham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Blandford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pooler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pooler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pooler<4>
    • Spring Branch [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Branch
      • Spring Branch [Effingham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Blandford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Branch
    • Starland Park [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starland Park
      • Starland Park [Chatham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Blandford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starland Park

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 Blandford. 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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    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Sunday April 12, 1936 and died in Bluffton (South Carolina) on Tueday June 14, 2011 at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Bluffton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Blandford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<5>
    • Conrad Aiken     (Author, editor)
      • Author, editor. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Monday August 5, 1889 and died in Savannah (Georgia) on Friday August 17, 1973 at the age of 84. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Blandford.
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Blandford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conrad Aiken<5>
    • Gregg Allman     (Musician - a member of the 'Allman Brothers Band')
      • Musician - a member of the 'Allman Brothers Band'. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 8, 1947 and died in Richmond Hill (Georgia) on Saturday May 27, 2017 at the age of 69. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Richmond Hill is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Blandford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregg Allman<5>
    • Connie Haines     (Singer, Actress)
      • Singer, Actress. She was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Thursday January 20, 1921 and died in Clearwater Beach (Florida) on Monday September 22, 2008 at the age of 87.
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Blandford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connie Haines<5>
    • Eugene 'Claude' Harmon, Sr.     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Friday July 14, 1916 and died in Houston (Texas) on Sunday July 23, 1989 at the age of 73. He is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Blandford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene 'Claude' Harmon, Sr.<5>
    • Jack Leigh     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Monday November 8, 1948 and died in Savannah (Georgia) on Tueday May 18, 2004 at the age of 55. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Blandford.
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Blandford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Leigh<5>
    • Johnny Mercer     (Songwriter, lyricist)
      • Songwriter, lyricist. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Thursday November 18, 1909 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday June 25, 1976 at the age of 66. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Blandford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Mercer<5>
    • James McLane Moody     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Thursday March 26, 1925 and died in San Diego (California) on Thursday December 9, 2010 at the age of 85. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Blandford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James McLane Moody<5>
    • James Neill     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Saturday September 29, 1860 and died in Glendale (California) on Monday March 16, 1931 at the age of 70. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Blandford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Neill<5>
    • Joseph 'King' Oliver     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Monday May 11, 1885 and died in Savannah (Georgia) on Sunday April 10, 1938 at the age of 52. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Blandford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph 'King' Oliver<5>
    • Ellen Wilson     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) - she died before the end of Wilson's Presidency)
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) - she died before the end of Wilson's Presidency. She was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Tueday May 15, 1860 and died in Washington, DC on Thursday August 6, 1914 at the age of 54. She is buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Blandford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Wilson<5>

How Far From Blandford to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Blandford to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Springfield, which is the Seat of Effingham County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Blandford to Atlanta, with an average speed<6>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 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 514 miles [827.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,370 miles [10,251.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,057 miles [11,357.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,943 miles [7,955 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Effingham County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Effingham County: www.effinghamcounty.org/

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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Blandford 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blandford) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blandford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2785, Longitude: -81.2632       In this case, the coordinates for Blandford 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 Blandford 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 310.414 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.351 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.483 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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