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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 Burke Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Burke 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 Burke Ferry:
    • 31.849618, -83.945456
    • 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 Burke 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 Burke 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.

  • Bridges [Crisp County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridges
    • Bridges [Crisp County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Burke Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridges
  • Coney [Crisp County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coney
    • Coney [Crisp County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Burke Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Coney:
    • Cone
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coney
  • Cuffietown [Worth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuffietown
    • Cuffietown [Worth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Burke Ferry
    • Estimated population in 2019: 186 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuffietown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuffietown
  • Dakota [Turner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dakota
    • Dakota [Turner County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Burke Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dakota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dakota
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    • Danville [Sumter County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Sumter County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Burke Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • De Soto [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
      • De Soto [Sumter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Burke Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Soto<3>
    • High Springs [Turner County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Springs
      • High Springs [Turner County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Burke Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Leesburg [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
      • Leesburg [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Burke Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg<3>
    • Leslie [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie [Sumter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Burke Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leslie<3>
    • Marshall [Crisp County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Crisp County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Burke Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Starksville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starksville
      • Starksville [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Burke Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starksville

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 Burke 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.

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    • Jimmy Carter     (39th President of the US (1977 - 1981))
      • 39th President of the US (1977 - 1981). He was born in Plains (Georgia) on Wednesday October 1, 1924
      • Plains is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Burke Ferry.
    • Rosalynn Carter     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Jimmy Carter (1977 - 1981))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Jimmy Carter (1977 - 1981). She was born in Plains (Georgia) on Thursday August 18, 1927
      • Plains is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Burke Ferry.
    • Ray Charles     (Singer, musician, entertainer, composer)
      • Singer, musician, entertainer, composer. He was born in Albany (Georgia) on Tueday September 23, 1930 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday June 10, 2004 at the age of 73. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Albany is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Burke Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Charles<4>
    • Edward Kramer 'Eddie' Emerson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Cordele (Georgia) on Friday March 11, 1892 and died in Ottawa (Ontario) on Tueday January 27, 1970 at the age of 77. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery (City of Ottawa, Ontario).
      • Cordele is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Burke Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Kramer 'Eddie' Emerson<4>
    • Harry Haag James     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Albany (Georgia) on Wednesday March 15, 1916 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Tueday July 5, 1983 at the age of 67. He is buried at Bunkers Eden Vale Memorial Park (Clark County, Nevada).
      • Albany is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Burke Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Haag James<4>
    • Marion Motley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Leesburg (Georgia) on Saturday June 5, 1920 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Sunday June 27, 1999 at the age of 79.
      • Leesburg is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Burke Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion Motley<4>

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

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

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    • Sylvester, which is the Seat of Worth County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Burke Ferry to Sylvester, with an average speed<5> 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.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 622 miles [1,001 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,508 miles [10,473.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Burke Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burke Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8496, Longitude: -83.9455       In this case, the coordinates for Burke 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Burke Ferry 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 311.905 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.009 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.563 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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