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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 Blantons Mill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blantons Mill 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 Blantons Mill:
    • 33.220675, -84.434369
    • 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 Blantons Mill
  • 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 Blantons Mill ...

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.

  • Birdie [Spalding County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdie
    • Birdie [Spalding County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Blantons Mill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdie
  • Bottoms [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bottoms
    • Bottoms [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Blantons Mill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bottoms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bottoms
  • Broom Hall [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broom Hall
    • Broom Hall [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Blantons Mill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broom Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broom Hall
  • Friendship [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Blantons Mill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
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    • Gypsy Woods [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gypsy Woods
      • Gypsy Woods [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Blantons Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gypsy Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gypsy Woods
    • Hilltop [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
      • Hilltop [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Blantons Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
    • Jolly [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jolly
      • Jolly [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Blantons Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jolly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jolly
    • Porters Ridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters Ridge
      • Porters Ridge [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Blantons Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters Ridge
    • Rover [Spalding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rover
      • Rover [Spalding County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Blantons Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rover

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 Blantons Mill. 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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    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Blantons Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Kokomo' Arnold<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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Blantons Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fuller<3>
    • William C. Hartman     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thomaston (Georgia) on Wednesday March 17, 1915 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 16, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Thomaston is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Blantons Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Hartman<3>
    • Greg McCrary, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Griffin (Georgia) on Monday March 24, 1952 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 9, 2013 at the age of 61. He is buried at Hillandale Memorial Gardens (DeKalb County, Georgia).
      • Griffin is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Blantons Mill.
      • Atlanta is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the north of Blantons Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg McCrary, Sr.<3>
    • Nick Rogers     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in East Point (Georgia) on Thursday May 31, 1979 and died in College Park (Georgia) on Monday May 3, 2010 at the age of 31. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • East Point is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the north of Blantons Mill.
      • College Park is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Blantons Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Rogers<3>
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt     (32nd President of the US (1933 - 1945, died in office due to illness))
      • 32nd President of the US (1933 - 1945, died in office due to illness). He was born in Hyde Park (New York) on Monday January 30, 1882 and died in Warm Springs (Georgia) on Thursday April 12, 1945 at the age of 63.
      • Warm Springs is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Blantons Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin D. Roosevelt<3>

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

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

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    • Griffin, which is the Seat of Spalding County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Blantons Mill to Griffin, with an average speed<4> 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 36 miles [57.9 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 568 miles [914.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,465 miles [10,404.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,166 miles [11,532.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,045 miles [8,119.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Spalding County: www.spaldingcounty.com/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blantons Mill) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blantons Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2207, Longitude: -84.4344       In this case, the coordinates for Blantons Mill 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 Blantons Mill 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 312.257 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.607 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.431 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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