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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 Blunt, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blunt 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 Blunt:
    • 31.281060, -81.664552
    • 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 Blunt
  • 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 Blunt ...

We have found two communities that share the name Blunt.

Within Georgia, the name Blunt is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Tehama County
      • This Blunt is located in Tehama County and lies 2,336 miles [3,759.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blunt that is located in Glynn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blunt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tehama County community of Blunt.
    • South Dakota
      • Hughes County
      • This Blunt is located in Hughes County and lies 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blunt that is located in Glynn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blunt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hughes County community of Blunt.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blunt ...

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.

  • Clover Heights [Glynn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Heights
    • Clover Heights [Glynn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Blunt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Heights
  • Everett [Glynn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
    • Everett [Glynn County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Blunt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
  • Ford [Glynn County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford
    • Ford [Glynn County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Blunt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Georgetown [Glynn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Glynn County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Blunt
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Groveside Park [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveside Park
      • Groveside Park [Glynn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Blunt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groveside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groveside Park
    • High Hill Lake [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Hill Lake
      • High Hill Lake [Glynn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Blunt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Hill Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Hill Lake
    • Jenks [Glynn County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenks
      • Jenks [Glynn County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blunt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oak Bluff [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Bluff
      • Oak Bluff [Glynn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Blunt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Bluff
    • Popwellville [Brantley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Popwellville
      • Popwellville [Brantley County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blunt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 692 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Popwellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Popwellville
    • Pyles Marsh [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pyles Marsh
      • Pyles Marsh [Glynn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Blunt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pyles Marsh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pyles Marsh
    • Union [Glynn County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Glynn County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Blunt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Blunt. 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 ...
    • Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter     (Astronaut)
      • Astronaut. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Friday August 15, 1947 and died in Brunswick (Georgia) on Friday April 5, 1991 at the age of 43.
      • Brunswick is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Blunt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter<3>

How Far From Blunt 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 Blunt 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 Blunt once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Blunt and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Brunswick, which is the Seat of Glynn County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Blunt to Brunswick, 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 233 miles [375 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 587 miles [944.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,433 miles [10,352.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,116 miles [11,452.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,004 miles [8,053.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Glynn County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Glynn County: www.glynncounty.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blunt) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blunt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2811, Longitude: -81.6646       In this case, the coordinates for Blunt 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 Blunt, 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 Blunt 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 310.60 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.424 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.877 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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