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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blue Creek 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:
    • 33.665386, -84.300201
    • 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
  • 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 Blue Creek ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Blue Creek.

Within Georgia, the name Blue Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Blue Creek is located in Jefferson County and lies 161 miles [259.1 km]<1> to the west of the Blue Creek that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Blue Creek.
      • Tallapoosa County
      • This Blue Creek is located in Tallapoosa County and lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the southwest of the Blue Creek that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tallapoosa County community of Blue Creek.
    • Indiana
      • Franklin 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 Indiana community of Blue Creek [Franklin County].
    • Michigan
      • Berrien 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 Michigan community of Blue Creek [Berrien County].
    • Ohio
      • Adams County
      • This Blue Creek is located in Adams County and lies 357 miles [574.5 km]<1> to the north of the Blue Creek that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Blue Creek.
    • Tennessee
      • Giles County
      • This Blue Creek is located in Giles County and lies 188 miles [302.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blue Creek that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Giles County community of Blue Creek.
    • Utah
      • Box Elder County
      • This Blue Creek is located in Box Elder County and lies 1,628 miles [2,620 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blue Creek that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Box Elder County community of Blue Creek.
    • Washington
      • Stevens 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 Washington community of Blue Creek [Stevens County].
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Blue Creek is located in Kanawha County and lies 366 miles [589 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Blue Creek that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Blue Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Creek ...

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

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. 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Aaron<5>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<5>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Blue Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Kokomo' Arnold<5>
    • 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.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.<5>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<5>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Georgia M. Burke<5>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<5>
    • 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.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezzard Mack Charles<5>
    • 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.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<5>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tracy Lamar Coley<5>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Blue Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<5>
    • 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.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fuller<5>

How Far From Blue Creek 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 Blue Creek 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 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 to White House, with an average speed<6>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<7> 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).<8>
    • 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).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,019 miles [8,077.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About DeKalb County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blue Creek. 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 '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- Blue Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6654, Longitude: -84.3002       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Creek 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 Blue Creek 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>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 Blue Creek 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 312.198 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.602 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.273 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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