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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 Blanton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blanton and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Blanton:
    • 30.830207, -83.118757
    • 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 Blanton
  • 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 Blanton ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Blanton.

Within Georgia, the name Blanton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lee County
      • This Blanton is located in Lee County and lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blanton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Blanton.
    • Arkansas
      • Crittenden County
      • This Blanton is located in Crittenden County and lies 506 miles [814.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blanton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crittenden County community of Blanton.
    • Florida
      • Pasco County
      • This Blanton is located in Pasco County and lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Blanton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pasco County community of Blanton.
    • Kansas
      • Douglas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Blanton [Douglas County].
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Blanton [Harlan County].
    • Mississippi
      • Sharkey County
      • This Blanton is located in Sharkey County and lies 477 miles [767.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blanton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sharkey County community of Blanton.
    • Oklahoma
      • Garfield County
      • This Blanton is located in Garfield County and lies 933 miles [1,501.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blanton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garfield County community of Blanton.
    • Tennessee
      • Cannon County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Blanton [Cannon County].
    • Texas
      • Hill County
      • This Blanton is located in Hill County and lies 840 miles [1,351.8 km]<1> to the west of the Blanton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hill County community of Blanton.
      • Runnels County
      • This Blanton is located in Runnels County and lies 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the west of the Blanton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Runnels County community of Blanton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blanton ...

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.

  • Charter Oaks [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charter Oaks
    • Charter Oaks [Lowndes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Blanton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charter Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charter Oaks
  • Dasher [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dasher
    • Dasher [Lowndes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Blanton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dasher have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dasher
  • Five Points [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Lowndes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Blanton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Greens Crossing [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Crossing
    • Greens Crossing [Lowndes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Blanton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greens Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Crossing
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Herring [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herring
      • Herring [Lowndes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herring
    • Lincoln Park [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Lowndes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
    • Little Miami [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Miami
      • Little Miami [Lowndes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Miami have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Miami
    • Mayday [Echols County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayday
      • Mayday [Echols County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayday have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayday
    • Monks Crossing [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monks Crossing
      • Monks Crossing [Lowndes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monks Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monks Crossing
    • Twin Lakes [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Lowndes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes

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 Blanton. 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 ...
    • Billy Joe Royal     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Valdosta (Georgia) on Wednesday April 3, 1940 and died in Morehead City (North Carolina) on Tueday October 6, 2015 at the age of 75. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Carteret County, North Carolina).
      • Valdosta is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Joe Royal<5>
    • Demond Wilson     (Actor, author, pastor)
      • Actor, author, pastor. He was born in Valdosta (Georgia) on Sunday October 13, 1946
      • Valdosta is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Blanton.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Valdosta, which is the Seat of Lowndes County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Blanton to Valdosta, with an average speed<6> 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 215 miles [346 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,518 miles [10,489.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,090 miles [8,191.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Lowndes County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lowndes County: www.lowndescounty.com/

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- Blanton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blanton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8302, Longitude: -83.1188       In this case, the coordinates for Blanton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Blanton 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.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Blanton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Blanton 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 311.382 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.263 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.495 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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