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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 Brantley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brantley 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 Brantley:
    • 32.370426, -84.562143
    • 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 Brantley
  • 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 Brantley ...

We have found four communities that share the name Brantley.

Within Georgia, the name Brantley is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Crenshaw County
      • This Brantley is located in Crenshaw County and lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Brantley that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brantley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crenshaw County community of Brantley.
      • Dallas County
      • This Brantley is located in Dallas County and lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the west of the Brantley that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brantley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Brantley.
    • Florida
      • Brevard 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 Florida community of Brantley [Brevard County].
    • Texas
      • Montgomery 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 Texas community of Brantley [Montgomery County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brantley ...

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.

  • Blueville [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blueville
    • Blueville [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Brantley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blueville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blueville
  • Box Springs [Talbot County]
  • Christopher [Chattahoochee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christopher
    • Christopher [Chattahoochee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Brantley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christopher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christopher
  • Eelbeck [Chattahoochee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eelbeck
    • Eelbeck [Chattahoochee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Brantley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eelbeck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eelbeck
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    • Elmview [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmview
      • Elmview [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Brantley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmview
    • Five Points [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Brantley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Gobblers Hill [Chattahoochee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gobblers Hill
      • Gobblers Hill [Chattahoochee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Brantley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gobblers Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gobblers Hill
    • Heineburg Village [Chattahoochee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heineburg Village
      • Heineburg Village [Chattahoochee County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Brantley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heineburg Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hoggs [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoggs
      • Hoggs [Marion County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Brantley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoggs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Juniper [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper
      • Juniper [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Brantley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juniper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper
    • Manta [Chattahoochee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manta
      • Manta [Chattahoochee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Brantley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manta
    • Union [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Brantley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Brantley. 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 ...
    • Jimmy Carter     (39th President of the US (1977 - 1981))
      • 39th President of the US (1977 - 1981). He was born in Plains (Georgia) on Wednesday October 1, 1924
      • Plains is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Brantley.
    • Rosalynn Carter     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Jimmy Carter (1977 - 1981))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Jimmy Carter (1977 - 1981). She was born in Plains (Georgia) on Thursday August 18, 1927
      • Plains is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Brantley.
    • Joshus 'Josh' Gibson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Buena Vista (Georgia) on Thursday December 21, 1911 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 20, 1947 at the age of 35. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Buena Vista is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Brantley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joshus 'Josh' Gibson<5>
    • Sam McQuagg     (Racer car driver)
      • Racer car driver. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday November 11, 1935 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday January 3, 2009 at the age of 73. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Brantley.
      • Columbus is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Brantley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam McQuagg<5>
    • Elmer Ray Riddle     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday July 31, 1914 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday May 14, 1984 at the age of 69. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Brantley.
      • Columbus is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Brantley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elmer Ray Riddle<5>
    • Milt Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday March 27, 1929 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday April 11, 1997 at the age of 68. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Columbus is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Brantley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milt Smith<5>
    • Augusta Jane Evans Wilson     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at the age of 74. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Columbus is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Brantley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson<5>
    • Tim Wilson     (Comedian, musician)
      • Comedian, musician. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday August 5, 1961 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at the age of 52. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Brantley.
      • Columbus is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Brantley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Buena Vista, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 96 miles [154.5 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Brantley to Atlanta, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 617 miles [993 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,510 miles [10,476.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,208 miles [11,600.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Marion County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Brantley) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brantley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3704, Longitude: -84.5621       In this case, the coordinates for Brantley 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 Brantley 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 Brantley 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 312.288 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.524 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.675 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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