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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 Blufftown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blufftown 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 Blufftown:
    • 32.194319, -84.949650
    • 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 Blufftown
  • 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 Blufftown ...

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.

  • Charles [Stewart County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles
    • Charles [Stewart County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Blufftown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charles
  • Childs Place [Stewart County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childs Place
    • Childs Place [Stewart County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Blufftown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childs Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs Place
  • Cottage Mills [Chattahoochee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Mills
    • Cottage Mills [Chattahoochee County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Blufftown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Florence [Stewart County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Stewart County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Blufftown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Heard Place [Stewart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heard Place
      • Heard Place [Stewart County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Blufftown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heard Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heard Place
    • Holy Trinity [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holy Trinity
      • Holy Trinity [Russell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blufftown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holy Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Trinity
    • Jamestown [Chattahoochee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Chattahoochee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Blufftown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Power Place [Stewart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power Place
      • Power Place [Stewart County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Blufftown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power Place
    • Spring Grove [Stewart County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Stewart County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Blufftown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union [Stewart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Stewart County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blufftown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Blufftown. 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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    • Joshus 'Josh' Gibson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Buena Vista (Georgia) on Thursday December 21, 1911 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 20, 1947 at the age of 35. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Buena Vista is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Blufftown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joshus 'Josh' Gibson<3>
    • Sam McQuagg     (Racer car driver)
      • Racer car driver. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday November 11, 1935 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday January 3, 2009 at the age of 73. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Blufftown.
      • Columbus is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Blufftown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam McQuagg<3>
    • Elmer Ray Riddle     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday July 31, 1914 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday May 14, 1984 at the age of 69. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Blufftown.
      • Columbus is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Blufftown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elmer Ray Riddle<3>
    • Milt Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday March 27, 1929 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday April 11, 1997 at the age of 68. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Columbus is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Blufftown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milt Smith<3>
    • Augusta Jane Evans Wilson     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at the age of 74. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Columbus is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Blufftown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson<3>
    • Tim Wilson     (Comedian, musician)
      • Comedian, musician. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday August 5, 1961 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at the age of 52. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Blufftown.
      • Columbus is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Blufftown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim Wilson<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Blufftown once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Blufftown and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Lumpkin, which is the Seat of Stewart County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Blufftown to Lumpkin, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,535 miles [10,517.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Stewart County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blufftown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blufftown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1943, Longitude: -84.9497       In this case, the coordinates for Blufftown 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Blufftown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Blufftown 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 312.502 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.747 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.861 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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