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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 Broxton Woods, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Broxton Woods 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 Broxton Woods:
    • 33.927604, -84.014076
    • 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 Broxton Woods
  • 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 Broxton Woods ...

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.

  • Cotton Creek [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Creek
    • Cotton Creek [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Broxton Woods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Creek
  • Cricket Hill [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cricket Hill
    • Cricket Hill [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Broxton Woods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cricket Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cricket Hill
  • Emerald Forest [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Forest
    • Emerald Forest [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Broxton Woods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Forest
  • Five Forks [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Gwinnett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Broxton Woods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
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    • Flowers Crossing [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowers Crossing
      • Flowers Crossing [Gwinnett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Broxton Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowers Crossing
    • Graystone [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graystone
      • Graystone [Gwinnett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Broxton Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graystone
    • Murphyville [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphyville
      • Murphyville [Gwinnett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Broxton Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphyville
    • Plantation Woods [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantation Woods
      • Plantation Woods [Gwinnett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Broxton Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantation Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantation Woods
    • Regency Woods [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regency Woods
      • Regency Woods [Gwinnett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Broxton Woods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 189 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regency Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regency Woods
    • River Bridge [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bridge
      • River Bridge [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Broxton Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bridge
    • Sandlewood [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandlewood
      • Sandlewood [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Broxton Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandlewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandlewood
    • Summerville [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Gwinnett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Broxton Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
    • Sweet Water [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Water
      • Sweet Water [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Broxton Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Water
    • Village Gate [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Gate
      • Village Gate [Gwinnett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Broxton Woods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Gate

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 Broxton Woods. 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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    • Hank Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday February 5, 1934 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 22, 2021 at the age of 86. He is buried at South View Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Aaron<3>
    • Gypsy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 31, 1896 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday July 25, 1952 at the age of 56.
      • Atlanta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<3>
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling<3>
    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<3>
    • Georgia M. Burke     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Wednesday February 27, 1878 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 28, 1985 at the age of 107. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Atlanta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Georgia M. Burke<3>
    • Lew Bush     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday December 2, 1969 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday December 8, 2011 at the age of 42. He is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Atlanta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<3>
    • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezzard Mack Charles<3>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Smyrna is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<3>
    • Tracy Lamar Coley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday March 9, 1964 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday November 9, 2002 at the age of 38. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tracy Lamar Coley<3>
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday January 12, 1971 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the age of 38. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<3>
    • Art Gillham     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Tueday January 1, 1895 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday June 6, 1961 at the age of 66.
      • Atlanta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Gillham<3>
    • 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).
      • Atlanta is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Broxton Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joel Chandler Harris<3>

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

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

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    • Lawrenceville, which is the Seat of Gwinnett County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Broxton Woods to Atlanta, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 517 miles [832 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,415 miles [10,323.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,117 miles [11,453.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,995 miles [8,038.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Gwinnett County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gwinnett County: www.co.gwinnett.ga.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Broxton Woods) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broxton Woods. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9276, Longitude: -84.0141       In this case, the coordinates for Broxton Woods have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Broxton Woods to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.041 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.458 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.097 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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