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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 Buck Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Buck Creek 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 Buck Creek:
    • 33.612609, -85.112168
    • 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 Buck Creek
  • 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 Buck Creek ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Buck Creek.

There are two communities within Georgia that are also named Buck Creek.

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

  • Communities Located In Georgia ...
    • Newton County
      • This Buck Creek is located in Newton County and lies 66 miles [106.2 km]<1> to the east of the Buck Creek that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Buck Creek.
    • Screven County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Buck Creek [Screven County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Tallapoosa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Buck Creek [Tallapoosa County].
    • Alberta
      • This Buck Creek lies 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Buck Creek that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Creek
    • Indiana
      • Tippecanoe County
      • This Buck Creek is located in Tippecanoe County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<1> to the north of the Buck Creek that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippecanoe County community of Buck Creek.
    • Iowa
      • Bremer County
      • This Buck Creek is located in Bremer County and lies 737 miles [1,186.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Buck Creek that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bremer County community of Buck Creek.
      • Delaware County
      • This Buck Creek is located in Delaware County and lies 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the north northwest of the Buck Creek that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Buck Creek.
    • Kansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Buck Creek is located in Jefferson County and lies 678 miles [1,091.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Buck Creek that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Buck Creek.
    • Kentucky
      • Estill County
      • This Buck Creek is located in Estill County and lies 286 miles [460.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Buck Creek that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Estill County community of Buck Creek.
      • Owsley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Buck Creek [Owsley County].
    • Mississippi
      • Greene County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Buck Creek [Greene County].
    • Missouri
      • Morgan County
      • This Buck Creek is located in Morgan County and lies 533 miles [857.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Buck Creek that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Buck Creek.
    • Texas
      • Cottle County
      • Although located in Cottle County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cottle County community of Buck Creek.
    • Wisconsin
      • Richland County
      • This Buck Creek is located in Richland County and lies 733 miles [1,179.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Buck Creek that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Buck Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buck Creek ...

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.

  • Cedarwood [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarwood
    • Cedarwood [Carroll County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Buck Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarwood
  • Double Branches [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Branches
    • Double Branches [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Buck Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Branches have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Branches
  • Hickory Heights [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Heights
    • Hickory Heights [Carroll County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Buck Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Heights
  • Holly Heights [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Heights
    • Holly Heights [Carroll County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Buck Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Heights
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Knob Hill [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Hill
      • Knob Hill [Carroll County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Buck Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Hill
    • Leisure Heights [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure Heights
      • Leisure Heights [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Buck Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure Heights
    • Oak Grove [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Carroll County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Buck Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Oak Mountain [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Mountain
      • Oak Mountain [Carroll County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Buck Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Mountain
    • Plowshare [Carroll County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plowshare
      • Plowshare [Carroll County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Buck Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plowshare have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverbend [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbend
      • Riverbend [Carroll County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Buck Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbend
    • Shady Grove [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Carroll County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Buck Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove

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 Buck Creek. 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 ...
    • 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).
      • Cedartown is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buck Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<4>
    • Thomas Andrew 'Georgia Tom' Dorsey     (Composer, arranger)
    • Vern Gosdin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Woodland (Alabama) on Sunday August 5, 1934 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 28, 2009 at the age of 74. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Woodland is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Buck Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vern Gosdin<4>
    • Fred 'Dixie' Walker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Villa Rica (Georgia) on Saturday September 24, 1910 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday May 17, 1982 at the age of 71. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Villa Rica is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Buck Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred 'Dixie' Walker<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Buck Creek once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Buck Creek and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Carrollton, which is the Seat of Carroll County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Buck Creek to Atlanta, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 578 miles [930.2 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 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,476 miles [10,422.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,058 miles [8,140.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Carroll County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carroll County: www.carrollcountyga.com/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buck Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buck Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6126, Longitude: -85.1122       In this case, the coordinates for Buck Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Buck Creek 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.
<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>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 Buck Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Buck Creek 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 312.674 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.143 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.603 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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