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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 Bridges, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bridges and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Bridges:
    • 31.852952, -83.865175
    • 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 Bridges
  • 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 Bridges ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Bridges.

Within Georgia, the name Bridges is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Dallas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Bridges [Dallas County].
    • Florida
      • Hardee County
      • This Bridges is located in Hardee County and lies 328 miles [527.9 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Bridges that is located in Crisp County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridges
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardee County community of Bridges.
    • Michigan
      • Benzie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Bridges [Benzie County].
    • Mississippi
      • Oktibbeha County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Bridges [Oktibbeha County].
      • Walthall County
      • This Bridges is located in Walthall County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<2> to the west of the Bridges that is located in Crisp County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridges
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walthall County community of Bridges.
    • Nevada
      • Lander County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lander County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lander County community of Bridges.
    • New York
      • Orleans County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Bridges [Orleans County].
    • Ohio
      • Highland County
      • This Bridges is located in Highland County and lies 514 miles [827.2 km]<2> to the north of the Bridges that is located in Crisp County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridges
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Highland County community of Bridges.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bridges ...

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.

  • Coney [Crisp County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coney
    • Coney [Crisp County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Bridges
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coney have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Coney:
    • Cone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coney
  • Cuffietown [Worth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuffietown
    • Cuffietown [Worth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Bridges
    • Estimated population in 2019: 186 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuffietown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuffietown
  • Dakota [Turner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dakota
    • Dakota [Turner County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Bridges
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dakota have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dakota
  • De Soto [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
    • De Soto [Sumter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Bridges
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Soto<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • High Springs [Turner County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Springs
      • High Springs [Turner County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Bridges
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lamb Town [Crisp County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamb Town
      • Lamb Town [Crisp County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Bridges
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamb Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamb Town
    • Leslie [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie [Sumter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Bridges
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leslie<5>
    • Marshall [Crisp County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Crisp County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Bridges
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Richwood [Dooly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Dooly County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Bridges
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
    • Worth [Turner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worth
      • Worth [Turner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Bridges
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worth

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 Bridges. 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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    • Ray Charles     (Singer, musician, entertainer, composer)
      • Singer, musician, entertainer, composer. He was born in Albany (Georgia) on Tueday September 23, 1930 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday June 10, 2004 at the age of 73. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Albany is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Bridges.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Charles<6>
    • Edward Kramer 'Eddie' Emerson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Cordele (Georgia) on Friday March 11, 1892 and died in Ottawa (Ontario) on Tueday January 27, 1970 at the age of 77. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery (City of Ottawa, Ontario).
      • Cordele is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Bridges.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Kramer 'Eddie' Emerson<6>
    • Harry Haag James     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Albany (Georgia) on Wednesday March 15, 1916 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Tueday July 5, 1983 at the age of 67. He is buried at Bunkers Eden Vale Memorial Park (Clark County, Nevada).
      • Albany is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Bridges.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Haag James<6>
    • Marion Motley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Leesburg (Georgia) on Saturday June 5, 1920 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Sunday June 27, 1999 at the age of 79.
      • Leesburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Bridges.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion Motley<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cordele, which is the Seat of Crisp County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bridges to Cordele, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 619 miles [996.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,504 miles [10,467.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,079 miles [8,173.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bridges 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.
<2>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- Bridges) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridges. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8530, Longitude: -83.8652       In this case, the coordinates for Bridges have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bridges, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Bridges to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.859 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.957 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.532 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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