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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 Bolen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bolen 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 Bolen:
    • 31.389931, -82.464301
    • 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 Bolen
  • 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 Bolen ...

We have found one communities that share the name Bolen.

Within Georgia, the name Bolen is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • South Carolina
      • Orangeburg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Bolen [Orangeburg County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bolen ...

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.

  • Coffee [Bacon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee
    • Coffee [Bacon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Bolen
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee
  • Dixie Union [Ware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie Union
    • Dixie Union [Ware County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Bolen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie Union
  • Hasty [Ware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hasty
    • Hasty [Ware County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Bolen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hasty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hasty
  • Homestead [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead
    • Homestead [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Bolen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Jamestown [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Ware County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Bolen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Stokesville [Atkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokesville
      • Stokesville [Atkinson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Bolen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokesville
    • Sunnyside [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Ware County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Bolen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Walkersville [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkersville
      • Walkersville [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Bolen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkersville
    • Waltertown [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltertown
      • Waltertown [Ware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Bolen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waltertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Waltertown has also been known as:
      • Watertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltertown

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 Bolen. 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 ...
    • Ossie Davis     (Actor, playwright, director, activist)
      • Actor, playwright, director, activist. He was born in Cogdell (Georgia) on Tueday December 18, 1917 and died in Miami Beach (Florida) on Friday February 4, 2005 at the age of 87. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Cogdell is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Bolen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossie Davis<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Waycross, which is the Seat of Ware County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bolen to Waycross, 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 198 miles [318.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 601 miles [967.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,463 miles [10,401.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,150 miles [11,506.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,036 miles [8,104.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Ware County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ware County: www.warecounty.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bolen could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Bolen) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bolen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3899, Longitude: -82.4643       In this case, the coordinates for Bolen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 Bolen 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 311.047 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.955 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.133 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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