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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 Bowdon Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bowdon Junction 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 Bowdon Junction:
    • 33.663186, -85.148378
    • 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 Bowdon Junction
  • 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 Bowdon Junction ...

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.

  • Double Branches [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Branches
    • Double Branches [Carroll County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bowdon Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Branches have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Branches
  • Hickory Heights [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Heights
    • Hickory Heights [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bowdon Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Heights
  • Holly Heights [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Heights
    • Holly Heights [Carroll County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bowdon Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Heights
  • Jake [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jake
    • Jake [Carroll County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Bowdon Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 146 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jake
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    • Leisure Heights [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure Heights
      • Leisure Heights [Carroll County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bowdon Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure Heights
    • Luckie [Carroll County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luckie
      • Luckie [Carroll County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bowdon Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luckie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Plowshare [Carroll County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plowshare
      • Plowshare [Carroll County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Bowdon Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plowshare have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverbend [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbend
      • Riverbend [Carroll County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bowdon Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbend
    • Shady Grove [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Bowdon Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Waco [Haralson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waco
      • Waco [Haralson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bowdon Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waco<3>

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 Bowdon Junction. 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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    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Cedartown is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Bowdon Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<4>
    • Thomas Andrew 'Georgia Tom' Dorsey     (Composer, arranger)
    • Vern Gosdin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Woodland (Alabama) on Sunday August 5, 1934 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 28, 2009 at the age of 74. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Woodland is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Bowdon Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vern Gosdin<4>
    • Fred 'Dixie' Walker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Villa Rica (Georgia) on Saturday September 24, 1910 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday May 17, 1982 at the age of 71. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Villa Rica is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Bowdon Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred 'Dixie' Walker<4>

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

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

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    • Carrollton, which is the Seat of Carroll County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Bowdon Junction to Atlanta, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 577 miles [928.6 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 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,475 miles [10,420.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,057 miles [8,138.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Carroll County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Carroll County: www.carrollcountyga.com/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bowdon Junction) 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 Bowdon Junction. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowdon JunctionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowdon Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6632, Longitude: -85.1484    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Bowdon Junction 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 312.698 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.178 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.606 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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