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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 Blun, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blun and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Blun:
    • 32.70133, -82.297077
    • 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 Blun
  • 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 Blun ...

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.

  • Butts [Jenkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butts
    • Butts [Jenkins County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Blun
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butts
  • Gary [Emanuel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
    • Gary [Emanuel County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Blun
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
  • Gertrude [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gertrude
    • Gertrude [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Blun
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gertrude have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gertrude
  • Kirby [Emanuel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
    • Kirby [Emanuel County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Blun
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
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    • Kite [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kite
      • Kite [Johnson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Blun
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 226 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kite<3>
    • Rogers [Jenkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Jenkins County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Blun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers
    • Summertown [Emanuel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summertown
      • Summertown [Emanuel County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Blun
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summertown<3>
    • Three Points [Emanuel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Points
      • Three Points [Emanuel County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Blun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Points
    • Thrift [Jenkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrift
      • Thrift [Jenkins County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Blun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrift have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrift
    • Twin City [Emanuel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin City
      • Twin City [Emanuel County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Blun
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,698 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twin City<3>

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 Blun. 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 ...
    • Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Davisboro (Georgia) on Saturday August 30, 1941 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Thursday March 18, 1976 at the age of 34. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Davisboro is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Blun.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Swainsboro, which is the Seat of Emanuel County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Blun to Atlanta, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 519 miles [835.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,397 miles [10,295 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,088 miles [11,407 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,971 miles [8,000 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Emanuel County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Blun) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blun. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlunOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7013, Longitude: -82.2971    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Blun 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 311.007 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.094 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.75 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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