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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 Brandington Forest, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brandington Forest 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 Brandington Forest:
    • 33.783996, -84.044080
    • 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 Brandington Forest
  • 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 Brandington Forest ...

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.

  • Bermuda [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda
    • Bermuda [DeKalb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Brandington Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bermuda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bermuda
  • Centerville [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Gwinnett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Brandington Forest
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,884 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Mason Woods [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Woods
    • Mason Woods [Gwinnett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Brandington Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Woods
  • Meadow Hills [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Hills
    • Meadow Hills [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Brandington Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Hills
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    • Mountain Cove [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Cove
      • Mountain Cove [Gwinnett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Brandington Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Cove
    • Rock Bridge [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Bridge
      • Rock Bridge [Gwinnett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Brandington Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Bridge
    • Rock Chapel [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Chapel
      • Rock Chapel [DeKalb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Brandington Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Chapel
    • Summer Place [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Place
      • Summer Place [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Brandington Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Place
    • Timber Trace [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Trace
      • Timber Trace [Gwinnett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Brandington Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Trace
    • Twin Village [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Village
      • Twin Village [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Brandington Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Village

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 Brandington Forest. 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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    • Hank Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday February 5, 1934 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 22, 2021 at the age of 86. He is buried at South View Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Aaron<3>
    • Gypsy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 31, 1896 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday July 25, 1952 at the age of 56.
      • Atlanta is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<3>
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<3>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling<3>
    • James 'Kokomo' Arnold     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Lovejoy (Georgia) on Friday February 15, 1901 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday November 8, 1968 at the age of 67. He is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Lovejoy is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Kokomo' Arnold<3>
    • 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).
      • Atlanta is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<3>
    • Georgia M. Burke     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Wednesday February 27, 1878 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 28, 1985 at the age of 107. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Atlanta is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Georgia M. Burke<3>
    • Lew Bush     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday December 2, 1969 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday December 8, 2011 at the age of 42. He is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Atlanta is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<3>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezzard Mack Charles<3>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Smyrna is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<3>
    • Tracy Lamar Coley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday March 9, 1964 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday November 9, 2002 at the age of 38. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tracy Lamar Coley<3>
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday January 12, 1971 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the age of 38. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<3>
    • Jesse Fuller     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Jonesboro (Georgia) on Thursday March 12, 1896 and died in Oakland (California) on Thursday January 29, 1976 at the age of 79. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Jonesboro is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Brandington Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fuller<3>

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

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

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    • Lawrenceville, which is the Seat of Gwinnett County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brandington Forest to Lawrenceville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 525 miles [844.9 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 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,423 miles [10,336.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,124 miles [11,465 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,003 miles [8,051.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gwinnett County: www.co.gwinnett.ga.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brandington Forest) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brandington Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7840, Longitude: -84.0441       In this case, the coordinates for Brandington Forest 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 Brandington Forest 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 312.053 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.452 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.144 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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