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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 The Bluffs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to The Bluffs 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 The Bluffs:
    • 34.370933, -83.842680
    • 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 The Bluffs
  • 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 The Bluffs ...

We have found eight communities that share the name The Bluffs.

Within Georgia, the name The Bluffs is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Jefferson County
      • This The Bluffs is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the The Bluffs that is located in Hall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Bluffs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of The Bluffs.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This The Bluffs is located in New Castle County and lies 580 miles [933.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the The Bluffs that is located in Hall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Bluffs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of The Bluffs.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This The Bluffs is located in Hillsborough County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<1> to the south of the The Bluffs that is located in Hall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Bluffs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of The Bluffs.
    • Illinois
      • Scott County
      • This The Bluffs is located in Scott County and lies 523 miles [841.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the The Bluffs that is located in Hall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Bluffs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of The Bluffs.
    • Indiana
      • Morgan County
      • This The Bluffs is located in Morgan County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the The Bluffs that is located in Hall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Bluffs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of The Bluffs.
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This The Bluffs is located in Cecil County and lies 559 miles [899.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the The Bluffs that is located in Hall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Bluffs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of The Bluffs.
    • Michigan
      • Midland 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 The Bluffs [Midland County].
    • Vermont
      • Orleans 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 Vermont community of The Bluffs [Orleans County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near The Bluffs ...

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.

  • Beaver Pond [Hall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Pond
    • Beaver Pond [Hall County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of The Bluffs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Pond
  • Blueberry Hills [Hall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blueberry Hills
    • Blueberry Hills [Hall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of The Bluffs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blueberry Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blueberry Hills
  • Cherokee Meadows [Hall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Meadows
    • Cherokee Meadows [Hall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of The Bluffs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Meadows
  • Destitute Acres [Hall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Destitute Acres
    • Destitute Acres [Hall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of The Bluffs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Destitute Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Destitute Acres
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    • Greystone [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greystone
      • Greystone [Hall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of The Bluffs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greystone
    • Griffin Heights [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin Heights
      • Griffin Heights [Hall County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of The Bluffs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin Heights
    • Happy Valley [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
      • Happy Valley [Hall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of The Bluffs
      • 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
    • Heather Heights [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heather Heights
      • Heather Heights [Hall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of The Bluffs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heather Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heather Heights
    • Lake Watch [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Watch
      • Lake Watch [Hall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of The Bluffs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Watch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Watch
    • Looper Lake [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Looper Lake
      • Looper Lake [Hall County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of The Bluffs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Looper Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Looper Lake
    • River Point [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Point
      • River Point [Hall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of The Bluffs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Point
    • Scoutland [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scoutland
      • Scoutland [Hall County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of The Bluffs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scoutland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scoutland
    • Shady Lane [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Lane
      • Shady Lane [Hall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of The Bluffs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Lane
    • Squirrel Creek [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squirrel Creek
      • Squirrel Creek [Hall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of The Bluffs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Squirrel Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squirrel Creek
    • Sunset Heights [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Heights
      • Sunset Heights [Hall County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of The Bluffs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Heights
    • Wahoo Valley [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahoo Valley
      • Wahoo Valley [Hall County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of The Bluffs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahoo Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wahoo Valley

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 The Bluffs. 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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    • Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday April 2, 1907 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Thursday January 3, 1991 at the age of 83. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of The Bluffs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of The Bluffs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezzard Mack Charles<4>
    • Hal Herring     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lanett (Alabama) on Sunday February 24, 1924 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the age of 90. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of The Bluffs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<4>
    • William Lamar 'Billy' Lothridge     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Cleveland (Georgia) on Thursday January 1, 1942 and died in Pensacola (Florida) on Friday February 23, 1996 at the age of 54.
      • Cleveland is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of The Bluffs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Lamar 'Billy' Lothridge<4>
    • John Robert 'Big Cat' Mize     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Demorest (Georgia) on Tueday January 7, 1913 and died in Demorest (Georgia) on Wednesday June 2, 1993 at the age of 80. He is buried at Yonah Memorial Gardens (Habersham County, Georgia).
      • Demorest is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of The Bluffs.
      • Demorest is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of The Bluffs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Robert 'Big Cat' Mize<4>
    • Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at the age of 57. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of The Bluffs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gainesville, which is the Seat of Hall County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 52 miles [83.7 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from The Bluffs to Atlanta, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 489 miles [787 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,387 miles [10,278.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,091 miles [11,411.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,968 miles [7,995.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Hall County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hall County: www.hallcounty.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- The Bluffs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Bluffs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3709, Longitude: -83.8427       In this case, the coordinates for The Bluffs 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 The Bluffs 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>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 The Bluffs 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 311.956 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.423 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.918 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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