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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 Boneville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boneville 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 Boneville:
    • 33.433118, -82.439881
    • 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 Boneville
  • 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 Boneville ...

We found one communities that share the name Boneville.

Within Georgia, the name Boneville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in New Haven County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Boneville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boneville ...

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.

  • Cedar Rock
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
    • Cedar Rock is located in Warren County
  • Dearing
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Happy Valley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
    • Happy Valley is located in McDuffie County
  • Harlem
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Harts
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harts
    • Harts is located in Glascock County
  • Plainview
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Plainview is located in Warren County
  • Sawdust
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawdust
    • Sawdust is located in Columbia County
  • Silvertown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silvertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silvertown
    • Silvertown is located in Warren County
  • Stones Crossroads
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stones Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stones Crossroads
    • Stones Crossroads is located in McDuffie County
  • Three Points
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Three Points
    • Three Points is located in McDuffie County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<4> beginning in Boneville and extending to:

  • Thomson, which is the Seat of McDuffie County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 114 miles [183.5 km]<4> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Boneville to Atlanta, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 482 miles [775.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,370 miles [10,251.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,065 miles [11,370 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,946 miles [7,959.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Boneville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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>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 from Point A (ie- Boneville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boneville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4331, Longitude: -82.4399    
<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 Boneville 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 311.112 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.319 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.616 degrees.









 

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