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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 Bold Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bold Springs 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 Bold Springs:
    • 33.900943, -83.801565
    • 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 Bold Springs
  • 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 Bold Springs ...

We have found one communities that share the name Bold Springs.

Within Georgia, the name Bold Springs is unique.

Beyond Georgia, there is another community also named Bold Springs in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Texas
      • Polk County
      • This Bold Springs is located in Polk County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bold Springs that is located in Walton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bold Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Bold Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bold Springs ...

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.

  • Between [Walton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Between
    • Between [Walton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Bold Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Between
  • Carl [Barrow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carl
    • Carl [Barrow County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Bold Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carl
  • Cedar Hill [Barrow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Barrow County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Bold Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Gratis [Walton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gratis
    • Gratis [Walton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Bold Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gratis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gratis
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    • Overlook Point [Walton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overlook Point
      • Overlook Point [Walton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bold Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overlook Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook Point
    • Robin Ridge [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robin Ridge
      • Robin Ridge [Gwinnett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bold Springs
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robin Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robin Ridge
    • Split Silk [Walton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Split Silk
      • Split Silk [Walton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bold Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Split Silk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Split Silk
    • Whistleville [Barrow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whistleville
      • Whistleville [Barrow County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bold Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whistleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whistleville
    • Willow Wind [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Wind
      • Willow Wind [Gwinnett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bold Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Wind have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Wind
    • Woodland Springs [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Springs
      • Woodland Springs [Gwinnett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bold Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Springs
    • Youth [Walton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youth
      • Youth [Walton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Bold Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youth

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 Bold Springs. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Bold Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling<3>
    • Kim Basinger     (Oscar winning actress, producer, activist)
      • Oscar winning actress, producer, activist. She was born in Athens (Georgia) on Tueday December 8, 1953
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bold Springs.
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Bold Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezzard Mack Charles<3>
    • Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 26, 1914 and died in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday August 25, 2004 at the age of 90. He is buried at Houston National Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bold Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps<3>
    • William C. Hartman     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thomaston (Georgia) on Wednesday March 17, 1915 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 16, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bold Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Hartman<3>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Bold Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<3>
    • Holly Hunter     (Oscar winning actress, producer)
      • Oscar winning actress, producer. She was born in Conyers (Georgia) on Thursday March 20, 1958
      • Conyers is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Bold Springs.
    • Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday February 10, 1926 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the age of 93. We don't have any burial details.
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bold Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<3>
    • Andy Johnson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Saturday October 18, 1952 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at the age of 65. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bold Springs.
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bold Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Johnson<3>
    • Dr. Crawford Williamson Long     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Danielsville (Georgia) on Wednesday November 1, 1815 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday June 19, 1878 at the age of 62. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Danielsville is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the northeast of Bold Springs.
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bold Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Crawford Williamson Long<3>
    • Joseph Lee Pope     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday November 6, 1933 and died in Decatur (Georgia) on Saturday March 16, 1996 at the age of 62. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the west of Bold Springs.
      • Decatur is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Bold Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Lee Pope<3>
    • Beryl Rubinstein     (Composer, pianist)
      • Composer, pianist. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday October 26, 1898 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday December 29, 1952 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mayfield Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bold Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beryl Rubinstein<3>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Bold Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monroe, which is the Seat of Walton County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Bold Springs to Atlanta, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 510 miles [820.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,407 miles [10,311.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,109 miles [11,440.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,987 miles [8,025.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Walton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walton County: www.waltoncountyga.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bold Springs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bold Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9009, Longitude: -83.8016       In this case, the coordinates for Bold Springs 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>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 Bold Springs 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 311.916 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.31 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.02 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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