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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 Braselton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Braselton 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 Braselton:
    • 34.108705, -83.762724
    • 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 Braselton
  • 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 Braselton ...

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.

  • Carl [Barrow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carl
    • Carl [Barrow County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Braselton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carl
  • Cedar Hill [Barrow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Barrow County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Braselton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Chestnut Mountain [Hall County]
  • Ednaville [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ednaville
    • Ednaville [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Braselton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ednaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ednaville
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    • Grapevine [Gwinnett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapevine
      • Grapevine [Gwinnett County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Braselton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapevine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holders [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holders
      • Holders [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Braselton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holders
    • Marcus [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
      • Marcus [Jackson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Braselton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mulberry [Barrow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Barrow County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Braselton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Pond Fork [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Fork
      • Pond Fork [Jackson County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Braselton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sells [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sells
      • Sells [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Braselton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sells
    • Tanner Mill [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanner Mill
      • Tanner Mill [Hall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Braselton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanner Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanner Mill

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 Braselton. 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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    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling<4>
    • Kim Basinger     (Oscar winning actress, producer, activist)
      • Oscar winning actress, producer, activist. She was born in Athens (Georgia) on Tueday December 8, 1953
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Braselton.
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezzard Mack Charles<4>
    • Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 26, 1914 and died in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday August 25, 2004 at the age of 90. He is buried at Houston National Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps<4>
    • William C. Hartman     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thomaston (Georgia) on Wednesday March 17, 1915 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 16, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Hartman<4>
    • Hal Herring     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lanett (Alabama) on Sunday February 24, 1924 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the age of 90. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<4>
    • Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday February 10, 1926 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the age of 93. We don't have any burial details.
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<4>
    • Andy Johnson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Saturday October 18, 1952 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at the age of 65. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Braselton.
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Johnson<4>
    • Dr. Crawford Williamson Long     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Danielsville (Georgia) on Wednesday November 1, 1815 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday June 19, 1878 at the age of 62. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Danielsville is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the east of Braselton.
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Crawford Williamson Long<4>
    • Beryl Rubinstein     (Composer, pianist)
      • Composer, pianist. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday October 26, 1898 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday December 29, 1952 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mayfield Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beryl Rubinstein<4>
    • Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at the age of 57. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<4>
    • Lucy May Stanton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday May 22, 1875 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 19, 1931 at the age of 55. She is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucy May Stanton<4>
    • Ricky Helton Wilson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 19, 1953 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday October 12, 1985 at the age of 32. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Braselton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ricky Helton Wilson<4>

How Far From Braselton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Braselton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Winder, which is the Seat of Barrow County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Braselton 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 just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 498 miles [801.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,396 miles [10,293.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,098 miles [11,423.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,976 miles [8,008.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Barrow County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Braselton: www.braselton.net/

The official website for Barrow County: www.barrowga.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Braselton) 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 Braselton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BraseltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Braselton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1087, Longitude: -83.7627    
<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 Braselton 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 311.90 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.321 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.953 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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