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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 Brook Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brook Springs 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 Brook Springs:
    • 32.970709, -82.945977
    • 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 Brook Springs
  • 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 Brook Springs ...

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.

  • Deepstep [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deepstep
    • Deepstep [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Brook Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 118 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deepstep
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deepstep<2>
  • Friendship [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Hancock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Brook Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Goat Town [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goat Town
    • Goat Town [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Brook Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goat Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goat Town
  • Hazard [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazard
    • Hazard [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Brook Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazard
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    • Hebron [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Brook Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Irwins Crossroads [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwins Crossroads
      • Irwins Crossroads [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Brook Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwins Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwins Crossroads
    • Sandersville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Brook Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,275 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandersville<2>
    • Tabernacle [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabernacle
      • Tabernacle [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Brook Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tabernacle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabernacle

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 Brook Springs. 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 ...
    • Anna Ruby Gordy Gaye     (Songwriter, composer)
    • Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Davisboro (Georgia) on Saturday August 30, 1941 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Thursday March 18, 1976 at the age of 34. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Davisboro is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Brook Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson<4>

How Far From Brook Springs 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 community such as Brook Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sandersville, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies just to the East.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Brook Springs to Atlanta, with an average speed<5>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 525 miles [844.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,413 miles [10,320.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,108 miles [11,439.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,989 miles [8,029 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Washington County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brook Springs. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brook Springs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brook Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9707, Longitude: -82.9460       In this case, the coordinates for Brook Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Brook Springs 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 311.386 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.569 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.924 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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