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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 Blount, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blount 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 Blount:
    • 33.180403, -83.959354
    • 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 Blount
  • 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 Blount ...

We have found five communities that share the name Blount.

Within Georgia, the name Blount is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion 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 Illinois community of Blount [Vermilion County].
    • Michigan
      • Menominee 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 Michigan community of Blount [Menominee County].
    • North Carolina
      • Washington County
      • This Blount is located in Washington County and lies 459 miles [738.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Blount that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blount
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Blount.
    • Ontario
      • This Blount lies 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km]<2> to the north of the Blount that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blount
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Blount is located in Kanawha County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Blount that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blount
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Blount.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blount ...

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.

  • Box Ankle [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Ankle
    • Box Ankle [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Blount
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Ankle
  • Cork [Butts County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cork
    • Cork [Butts County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Blount
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cork
  • High Falls [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Falls
    • High Falls [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Blount
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Falls
  • Indian Springs [Butts County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
    • Indian Springs [Butts County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Blount
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Logwall [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logwall
      • Logwall [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Blount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logwall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logwall
    • Sandy [Butts County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Butts County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Blount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Socrates [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Socrates
      • Socrates [Monroe County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Blount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Socrates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Unionville [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Lamar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Blount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville

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 Blount. 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 ...
    • Duane Allman     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Friday October 29, 1971 at the age of 24. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Blount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<4>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Blount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Kokomo' Arnold<4>
    • Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter     (Astronaut)
      • Astronaut. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Friday August 15, 1947 and died in Brunswick (Georgia) on Friday April 5, 1991 at the age of 43.
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Blount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter<4>
    • William Walker 'Ready' Cash     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Charles Coburn     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Tueday June 19, 1877 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday August 30, 1961 at the age of 84. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Blount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Coburn<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Blount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Hartman<4>
    • James 'Sweetie' Jones     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Wednesday August 6, 1941 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Wednesday July 21, 2004 at the age of 62. He is buried at Macon Memorial Park (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Blount.
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Blount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Sweetie' Jones<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Blount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg McCrary, Sr.<4>
    • George Reed     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Tueday November 27, 1866 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Thursday November 6, 1952 at the age of 86. He is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Blount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Reed<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Forsyth, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Blount to Forsyth, 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 46 miles [74 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 552 miles [888.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,447 miles [10,375.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,146 miles [11,500.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,025 miles [8,087 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Monroe County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecountygeorgia.com/

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 Blount 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' (or 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- Blount) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blount. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1804, Longitude: -83.9594       In this case, the coordinates for Blount 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>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 Blount 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 311.979 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.281 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.257 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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