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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 Blue Creek Forest, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blue Creek Forest 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 Blue Creek Forest:
    • 33.672330, -84.299923
    • 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 Blue Creek Forest
  • 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 Blue Creek Forest ...

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.

  • Cedar Grove [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Blue Creek Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Cedar Valley [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Valley
    • Cedar Valley [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Blue Creek Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Valley
  • Cherokee Forest [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Forest
    • Cherokee Forest [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Blue Creek Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Forest
  • Cherry Ridge [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Ridge
    • Cherry Ridge [DeKalb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blue Creek Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Ridge
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    • Cherrywood [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherrywood
      • Cherrywood [DeKalb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherrywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherrywood
    • Chimney Ridge [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Ridge
      • Chimney Ridge [DeKalb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Ridge
    • Constitution [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Constitution
      • Constitution [DeKalb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Constitution have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Constitution
    • Elizabeth Park [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Park
      • Elizabeth Park [Clayton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Park
    • Forest Ridge [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Ridge
      • Forest Ridge [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Ridge
    • Lincolndale [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolndale
      • Lincolndale [DeKalb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolndale
    • Millrun [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millrun
      • Millrun [Clayton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millrun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millrun
    • Moonlight Forest [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moonlight Forest
      • Moonlight Forest [DeKalb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moonlight Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moonlight Forest
    • Panthersville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panthersville
      • Panthersville [DeKalb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blue Creek Forest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panthersville
    • River Run [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Run
      • River Run [DeKalb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Run
    • Riverchase [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverchase
      • Riverchase [DeKalb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverchase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverchase
    • Rolling Meadows [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows [Clayton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Skyline Forest [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline Forest
      • Skyline Forest [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline Forest
    • Sweetbriar [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetbriar
      • Sweetbriar [Clayton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetbriar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetbriar
    • Wishing Well Hills [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wishing Well Hills
      • Wishing Well Hills [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Blue Creek Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wishing Well Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wishing Well Hills

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 Blue Creek Forest. 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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    • Hank Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday February 5, 1934 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 22, 2021 at the age of 86. He is buried at South View Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Aaron<3>
    • Gypsy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 31, 1896 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday July 25, 1952 at the age of 56.
      • Atlanta is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<3>
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<3>
    • 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 south of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Kokomo' Arnold<3>
    • James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Barnett (Georgia) on Saturday October 5, 1889 and died in Marietta (Georgia) on Wednesday July 28, 1954 at the age of 64. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Marietta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.<3>
    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<3>
    • Georgia M. Burke     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Wednesday February 27, 1878 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 28, 1985 at the age of 107. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Atlanta is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Georgia M. Burke<3>
    • Lew Bush     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday December 2, 1969 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday December 8, 2011 at the age of 42. He is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Atlanta is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<3>
    • Ezzard Mack Charles     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Lawrenceville (Georgia) on Thursday July 7, 1921 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday May 28, 1975 at the age of 53. He is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Lawrenceville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezzard Mack Charles<3>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Smyrna is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<3>
    • Tracy Lamar Coley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday March 9, 1964 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday November 9, 2002 at the age of 38. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tracy Lamar Coley<3>
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday January 12, 1971 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the age of 38. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Blue Creek Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fuller<3>

How Far From Blue Creek Forest 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 Blue Creek Forest to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Decatur, which is the Seat of DeKalb County and lies just to the North.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies just to the northwest (NW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 541 miles [870.7 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Blue Creek Forest to White House, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 31 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,439 miles [10,362.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,141 miles [11,492.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,019 miles [8,077.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Georgia

About DeKalb County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.co.dekalb.ga.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Creek Forest) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Creek Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6723, Longitude: -84.2999       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Creek Forest 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 Blue Creek Forest 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 312.199 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.603 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.271 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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