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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 Brown Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brown Hill 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 Brown Hill:
    • 32.552380, -83.260437
    • 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 Brown Hill
  • 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 Brown Hill ...

We have found three communities that share the name Brown Hill.

Within Georgia, the name Brown Hill is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Brown Hill.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Crawford County
      • This Brown Hill is located in Crawford County and lies 663 miles [1,067 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Brown Hill that is located in Bleckley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Brown Hill.
    • Texas
      • Gonzales County
      • This Brown Hill is located in Gonzales County and lies 851 miles [1,369.6 km]<2> to the west of the Brown Hill that is located in Bleckley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gonzales County community of Brown Hill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brown Hill ...

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.

  • Chester [Dodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Dodge County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Brown Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,560 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
  • Cooktown [Wilkinson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooktown
    • Cooktown [Wilkinson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Brown Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooktown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooktown
  • Danville [Twiggs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Twiggs County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Brown Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<3>
  • District Path [Twiggs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for District Path
    • District Path [Twiggs County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Brown Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for District Path have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on District Path
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Empire [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
      • Empire [Dodge County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Brown Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Empire
    • Five Points [Bleckley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Bleckley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Brown Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Marion [Twiggs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Twiggs County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Brown Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Royal [Bleckley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Bleckley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Brown Hill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
    • Yonkers [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
      • Yonkers [Dodge County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Brown Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers

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 Brown Hill. 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 ...
    • Duane Allman     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Friday October 29, 1971 at the age of 24. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Brown Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<5>
    • Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter     (Astronaut)
      • Astronaut. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Friday August 15, 1947 and died in Brunswick (Georgia) on Friday April 5, 1991 at the age of 43.
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Brown Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter<5>
    • Charles Coburn     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Tueday June 19, 1877 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday August 30, 1961 at the age of 84. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Brown Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Coburn<5>
    • James 'Sweetie' Jones     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Wednesday August 6, 1941 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Wednesday July 21, 2004 at the age of 62. He is buried at Macon Memorial Park (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Brown Hill.
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Brown Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Sweetie' Jones<5>
    • George Reed     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Tueday November 27, 1866 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Thursday November 6, 1952 at the age of 86. He is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Brown Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Reed<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cochran, which is the Seat of Bleckley County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brown Hill to Cochran, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 559 miles [899.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,446 miles [10,373.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,140 miles [11,490.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,021 miles [8,080.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Bleckley County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bleckley County: www.bleckley.org/

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 Brown Hill 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 '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- Brown Hill) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brown Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5524, Longitude: -83.2604       In this case, the coordinates for Brown Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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>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 Brown Hill 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 311.549 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.697 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.144 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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