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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 Burketts Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Burketts 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 Burketts Ferry:
    • 31.868793, -82.751808
    • 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 Burketts 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 Burketts 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.

  • Cedarpark [Telfair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarpark
    • Cedarpark [Telfair County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Burketts Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarpark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarpark
  • Jordan [Wheeler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
    • Jordan [Wheeler County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Burketts Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
  • Lumber City [Telfair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber City
    • Lumber City [Telfair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Burketts Ferry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,251 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumber City<3>
  • Lumber City Ferry [Jeff Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber City Ferry
    • Lumber City Ferry [Jeff Davis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Burketts Ferry
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber City Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber City Ferry
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    • Roper [Jeff Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roper
      • Roper [Jeff Davis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Burketts Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roper
    • Scotland [Telfair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Telfair County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Burketts Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland<3>
    • Snipesville [Jeff Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snipesville
      • Snipesville [Jeff Davis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Burketts Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snipesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snipesville
    • Towns [Telfair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towns
      • Towns [Telfair County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Burketts Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towns
    • Workmore [Telfair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Workmore
      • Workmore [Telfair County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Burketts Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Workmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Workmore

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 Burketts 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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    • Wallace 'Wally' Moses     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Uvalda (Georgia) on Saturday October 8, 1910 and died in Vidalia (Georgia) on Wednesday October 10, 1990 at the age of 80. He is buried at Pinecrest Cemetery (Toombs County, Georgia).
      • Uvalda is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Burketts Ferry.
      • Vidalia is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northeast of Burketts Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wallace 'Wally' Moses<4>

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

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

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    • Hazlehurst, which is the Seat of Jeff Davis County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Burketts Ferry to Hazlehurst, 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 161 miles [259.1 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 582 miles [936.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,454 miles [10,386.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,144 miles [11,497.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,028 miles [8,091.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Jeff Davis County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Burketts 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Burketts Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burketts Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8688, Longitude: -82.7518       In this case, the coordinates for Burketts 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 Burketts 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 311.23 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.234 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.122 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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