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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 Blowing Spring, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blowing Spring 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 Blowing Spring:
    • 34.974242, -85.337458
    • 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 Blowing Spring
  • 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 Blowing Spring ...

We have found one communities that share the name Blowing Spring.

Within Georgia, the name Blowing Spring is unique.

Beyond Georgia, there is another community also named Blowing Spring in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Green 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 Kentucky community of Blowing Spring [Green County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blowing Spring ...

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.

  • Cannon Crossing [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Crossing
    • Cannon Crossing [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Blowing Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Crossing
  • Cedar Hill [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Blowing Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Cloud Springs [Catoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloud Springs
    • Cloud Springs [Catoosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Blowing Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloud Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloud Springs
  • Dickey [Walker County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
    • Dickey [Walker County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Blowing Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (17 more) ...
    • Eagle Cliff [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Cliff
      • Eagle Cliff [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Cliff
    • Fantasy Hills [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fantasy Hills
      • Fantasy Hills [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Blowing Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fantasy Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fantasy Hills
    • Green Acres [Catoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Catoosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Green Hills [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hills
      • Green Hills [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hills
    • Happy Valley [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
      • Happy Valley [Walker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Blowing Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
    • Lakeview [Catoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Catoosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Lookout Mountain [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout Mountain
      • Lookout Mountain [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Blowing Spring
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,568 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lookout Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lookout Mountain<4>
    • Mission Oaks [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Oaks
      • Mission Oaks [Hamilton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Oaks
    • Moons [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moons
      • Moons [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moons have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moons
    • Mountain View [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Walker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Oak Grove [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Hamilton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Orchard Hills [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Hills
      • Orchard Hills [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Blowing Spring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Hills
    • Park City [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Walker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Piney Woods [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Woods
      • Piney Woods [Hamilton County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Woods
    • Rock City [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock City
      • Rock City [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
    • Ruby Falls [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby Falls
      • Ruby Falls [Hamilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Blowing Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby Falls
    • Wildwood [Dade County]

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 Blowing Spring. 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 ...
    • Joseph William 'Joe' Engel     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Washington, DC on Sunday March 12, 1893 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 1969 at the age of 76. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Blowing Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph William 'Joe' Engel<5>
    • Cal Ermer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at the age of 85. He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Blowing Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer<5>
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at the age of 82. He is buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Rocky Face is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Blowing Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman<5>
    • James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Tennessee) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Tueday February 14, 1967 at the age of 77. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Cleveland is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Blowing Spring.
      • Chattanooga is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Blowing Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston<5>
    • Ralph Emerson McGill     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in Soddy (Tennessee) on Saturday February 5, 1898 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday February 3, 1969 at the age of 71. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Soddy is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Blowing Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Emerson McGill<5>
    • Jobyna Ralston     (Actress)
    • Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at the age of 87. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee).
      • Signal Hills is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Blowing Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey<5>
    • Bessie Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at the age of 43. She is buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chattanooga is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Blowing Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith<5>
    • Valaida Snow     (Musician, singer, actress)
      • Musician, singer, actress. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Friday June 2, 1905 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 30, 1956 at the age of 50. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Blowing Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Valaida Snow<5>
    • Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Blowing Spring to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • LaFayette, which is the Seat of Walker County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Blowing Spring to LaFayette, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 531 miles [854.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 31 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,422 miles [10,335.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,132 miles [11,477.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,008 miles [8,059.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.co.walker.ga.us/

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Blowing Spring 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blowing Spring) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blowing Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9742, Longitude: -85.3375       In this case, the coordinates for Blowing Spring 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 Blowing Spring 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 312.868 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.557 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.371 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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