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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 Blythe Island, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blythe Island 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 Blythe Island:
    • 31.189804, -81.549844
    • 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 Blythe Island
  • 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 Blythe Island ...

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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Blythe Island
    • 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
  • College Park [Glynn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Glynn County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blythe Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
  • Cypress Mills [Glynn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Mills
    • Cypress Mills [Glynn County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Blythe Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Mills
  • Deerwood [Glynn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
    • Deerwood [Glynn County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Blythe Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerwood
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    • Dock Junction [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dock Junction
      • Dock Junction [Glynn County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blythe Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dock Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dock Junction
    • Fancy Bluff [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fancy Bluff
      • Fancy Bluff [Glynn County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Blythe Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fancy Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fancy Bluff
    • Gordon Heights [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon Heights
      • Gordon Heights [Glynn County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Blythe Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Heights
    • High Hill Lake [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Hill Lake
      • High Hill Lake [Glynn County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Blythe Island
      • 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
    • Island View [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island View
      • Island View [Glynn County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Blythe Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island View
    • Magnolia Park [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Park
      • Magnolia Park [Glynn County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blythe Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Park
    • Oak Bluff [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Bluff
      • Oak Bluff [Glynn County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Blythe Island
      • 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
    • Parade Rest [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parade Rest
      • Parade Rest [Glynn County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blythe Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parade Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parade Rest
    • Pine Ridge [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Glynn County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blythe Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Pyles Marsh [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pyles Marsh
      • Pyles Marsh [Glynn County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Blythe Island
      • 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

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 Blythe Island. 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Blythe Island.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Brunswick, which is the Seat of Glynn County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 242 miles [389.5 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Blythe Island to Atlanta, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 590 miles [949.5 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,432 miles [10,351.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,114 miles [11,448.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,003 miles [8,051.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Glynn County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blythe Island) 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 Blythe Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blythe IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blythe Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1898, Longitude: -81.5498    
<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>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.
<5>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 Blythe Island to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.533 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.334 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.86 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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