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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 Buff, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Buff and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Buff:
    • 34.586752, -84.787994
    • 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 Buff
  • 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 Buff ...

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.

  • Angelville [Gordon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angelville
    • Angelville [Gordon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Buff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angelville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angelville
  • Audubon [Gordon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audubon
    • Audubon [Gordon County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Buff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Audubon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audubon
  • Ball Ground [Murray County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball Ground
    • Ball Ground [Murray County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Buff
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball Ground
  • Bloodtown [Murray County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloodtown
    • Bloodtown [Murray County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Buff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloodtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloodtown
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Cash [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
      • Cash [Gordon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Buff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
    • Crane Eater [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Eater
      • Crane Eater [Gordon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Buff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane Eater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Eater
    • Fields Ferry [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Ferry
      • Fields Ferry [Gordon County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Buff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Ferry
    • Hunts Corner [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Corner
      • Hunts Corner [Gordon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Buff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Corner
    • Lewis Corner [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Corner
      • Lewis Corner [Gordon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Buff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Corner
    • Redbud [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbud
      • Redbud [Gordon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Buff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbud
    • Soapstick [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soapstick
      • Soapstick [Gordon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Buff
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soapstick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soapstick

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 Buff. 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 ...
    • Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Crime figure)
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at the age of 82. He is buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Rocky Face is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Buff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman<3>

How Far From Buff 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 Buff 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<4> community of Buff once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Buff and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Calhoun, which is the Seat of Gordon County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Buff to Calhoun, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 521 miles [838.5 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 6,417 miles [10,327.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,124 miles [11,465 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,001 miles [8,048.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Gordon County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gordon County: www.gordoncounty.org/

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- Buff) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5868, Longitude: -84.7880       In this case, the coordinates for Buff 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>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 Buff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Buff 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 312.524 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.107 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.242 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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