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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 Bullards Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bullards Ferry 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 Bullards Ferry:
    • 33.980673, -82.809584
    • 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 Bullards Ferry
  • 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 Bullards Ferry ...

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.

  • Bell [Elbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell
    • Bell [Elbert County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Bullards Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell
  • Beverly [Elbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Elbert County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bullards Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Dove Creek [Elbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dove Creek
    • Dove Creek [Elbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bullards Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dove Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dove Creek
  • Enterprise [Oglethorpe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Oglethorpe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bullards Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
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    • Goose Pond [Oglethorpe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Pond
      • Goose Pond [Oglethorpe County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Bullards Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goose Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jones Ferry [Oglethorpe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Ferry
      • Jones Ferry [Oglethorpe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bullards Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Ferry
    • Linesville [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linesville
      • Linesville [Wilkes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Bullards Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linesville
    • Martins Ferry [Oglethorpe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Ferry
      • Martins Ferry [Oglethorpe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bullards Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Ferry
    • Norman [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman [Wilkes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bullards Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • Pearl [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Elbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Bullards Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Sandy Hill [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hill
      • Sandy Hill [Wilkes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bullards Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hill
    • Silk Mills [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silk Mills
      • Silk Mills [Elbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Bullards Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 277 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silk Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silk Mills

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 Bullards Ferry. 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 ...
    • Ernie Harwell     (Sportscaster)
      • Sportscaster. He was born in Washington (Georgia) on Friday January 25, 1918 and died in Novi (Michigan) on Tueday May 4, 2010 at the age of 92.
      • Washington is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Bullards Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie Harwell<3>
    • Joe Haynes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lincolnton (Georgia) on Friday September 21, 1917 and died in Hopkins (Minnesota) on Friday January 6, 1967 at the age of 49. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Lincolnton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Bullards Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Haynes<3>
    • Dr. Crawford Williamson Long     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Danielsville (Georgia) on Wednesday November 1, 1815 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday June 19, 1878 at the age of 62. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Danielsville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Bullards Ferry.
      • Athens is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the west of Bullards Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Crawford Williamson Long<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Oglethorpe County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bullards Ferry to Lexington, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 466 miles [750 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,361 miles [10,237 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,060 miles [11,362 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,939 miles [7,948.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Oglethorpe County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oglethorpe County: www.onlineoglethorpe.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' (or 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- Bullards Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bullards Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9807, Longitude: -82.8096       In this case, the coordinates for Bullards Ferry 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 Bullards Ferry 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 311.341 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.659 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.615 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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