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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 Booker Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Booker Heights 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 Booker Heights:
    • 30.846026, -83.993781
    • 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 Booker Heights
  • 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 Booker Heights ...

We have found two communities that share the name Booker Heights.

Within Georgia, the name Booker Heights is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Booker Heights is located in Jefferson County and lies 256 miles [412 km]<1> to the northwest of the Booker Heights that is located in Thomas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Booker Heights.
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Booker Heights [Prince George's County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Booker Heights ...

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.

  • Beverly [Thomas County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Thomas County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Booker Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Boston [Thomas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
    • Boston [Thomas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Booker Heights
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boston<4>
  • Cairo [Grady County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Grady County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Booker Heights
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,302 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<4>
  • Five Forks [Thomas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Thomas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Booker Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
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    • Glasgow [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Thomas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Booker Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Lambville [Thomas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambville
      • Lambville [Thomas County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Booker Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lambville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Long Branch [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Grady County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Booker Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
    • Merrillville [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrillville
      • Merrillville [Thomas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Booker Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrillville
    • Pebble Hill [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebble Hill
      • Pebble Hill [Thomas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Booker Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pebble Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebble Hill
    • Pleasant Grove [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Grady County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Booker Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Pleasant Hill [Grady County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Grady County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Booker Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roddenberry [Thomas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roddenberry
      • Roddenberry [Thomas County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Booker Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roddenberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Booker Heights. 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 ...
    • Theodore 'Tiger' Flowers     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Camilla (Georgia) on Sunday February 14, 1897 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday November 16, 1927 at the age of 30. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Camilla is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Booker Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore 'Tiger' Flowers<5>
    • Rev. Hosea Lorenzo Williams, Sr.     (Social reformer, activist)
      • Social reformer, activist. He was born in Attapulgus (Georgia) on Tueday January 5, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Thursday November 16, 2000 at the age of 74. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Attapulgus is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Booker Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Hosea Lorenzo Williams, Sr.<5>
    • Joanne Woodward     (Oscar winning actress, producer, activist, philanthropist)
      • Oscar winning actress, producer, activist, philanthropist. She was born in Thomasville (Georgia) on Thursday February 27, 1930
      • Thomasville is located Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Booker Heights.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Thomasville, which is the Seat of Thomas County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Booker Heights to Atlanta, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Thomas County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Thomas County: www.thomascountyboc.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' (or 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- Booker Heights) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Booker Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8460, Longitude: -83.9938       In this case, the coordinates for Booker Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Booker Heights 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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Booker Heights to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.872 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.832 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.802 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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