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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 Broughton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Broughton 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 Broughton:
    • 33.505400, -83.653230
    • 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 Broughton
  • 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 Broughton ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Broughton.

There is one other community in Georgia which is also named Broughton.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, seven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Georgia ...
    • Morgan 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 Georgia community of Broughton [Morgan County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Randolph County
      • This Broughton is located in Randolph County and lies 105 miles [169 km]<2> to the west of the Broughton that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broughton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Broughton.
    • Colorado
      • Delta County
      • This Broughton is located in Delta County and lies 1,418 miles [2,282 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Broughton that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broughton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of Broughton.
    • Illinois
      • Hamilton County
      • This Broughton is located in Hamilton County and lies 407 miles [655 km]<2> to the northwest of the Broughton that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broughton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Broughton.
    • Kansas
      • Clay County
      • This Broughton is located in Clay County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Broughton that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broughton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Broughton.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nova Scotia community of Broughton.
    • Ohio
      • Paulding County
      • This Broughton is located in Paulding County and lies 525 miles [844.9 km]<2> to the north of the Broughton that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broughton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Broughton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Broughton is located in Allegheny County and lies 512 miles [824 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Broughton that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broughton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Broughton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Broughton ...

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.

  • Centennial [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centennial
    • Centennial [Morgan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Broughton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centennial have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
  • Deer Track [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Track
    • Deer Track [Newton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Broughton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Track have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Track
  • Dickson [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson
    • Dickson [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Broughton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson
  • Hollow Hills [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollow Hills
    • Hollow Hills [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Broughton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollow Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollow Hills
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jerusalem [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerusalem
      • Jerusalem [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Broughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerusalem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerusalem
    • Kelly [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Jasper County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Broughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • Maxwell [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Jasper County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Broughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
    • Newborn [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newborn
      • Newborn [Newton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Broughton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 791 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newborn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newborn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newborn<5>
    • Silver Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Broughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake
    • Willow Woods [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Woods
      • Willow Woods [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Broughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Woods

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 Broughton. 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 ...
    • William Walker 'Ready' Cash     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Joel Chandler Harris     (Author, journalist)
      • Author, journalist. He was born in Eatonton (Georgia) on Saturday December 9, 1848 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday July 3, 1908 at the age of 59. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Eatonton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Broughton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joel Chandler Harris<6>
    • Holly Hunter     (Oscar winning actress, producer)
      • Oscar winning actress, producer. She was born in Conyers (Georgia) on Thursday March 20, 1958
      • Conyers is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Broughton.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monticello, which is the Seat of Jasper County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Broughton to Monticello, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 523 miles [841.7 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,419 miles [10,330.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,118 miles [11,455.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,998 miles [8,043.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Jasper County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Broughton. 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Broughton 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Broughton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broughton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5054, Longitude: -83.6532       In this case, the coordinates for Broughton 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 Broughton, 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 Broughton 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 311.814 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.137 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.061 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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