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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 Burlington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Burlington 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 Burlington:
    • 33.673442, -84.188252
    • 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 Burlington
  • 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 Burlington ...

We have found 45 communities that share the name Burlington.

Within Georgia, the name Burlington is unique.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another 44 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 44 communities, 40 are located in the United States and five are in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Burlington, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Elmore County
      • This Burlington is located in Elmore County and lies 126 miles [202.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elmore County community of Burlington.
    • Arkansas
      • Boone County
      • This Burlington is located in Boone County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Burlington.
    • California
      • Humboldt County
      • This Burlington is located in Humboldt County and lies 2,218 miles [3,569.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Burlington.
    • Colorado
      • Kit Carson County
      • This Burlington is located in Kit Carson County and lies 1,074 miles [1,728.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kit Carson County community of Burlington.
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This Burlington is located in Hartford County and lies 828 miles [1,332.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Burlington.
    • Florida
      • Suwannee 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 Florida community of Burlington [Suwannee County].
    • Illinois
      • Kane County
      • This Burlington is located in Kane County and lies 625 miles [1,005.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kane County community of Burlington.
    • Indiana
      • Carroll County
      • This Burlington is located in Carroll County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Burlington.
    • Iowa
      • Des Moines County
      • This Burlington is located in Des Moines County and lies 622 miles [1,001 km]<1> to the northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Des Moines County community of Burlington.
    • Kansas
      • Coffey County
      • This Burlington is located in Coffey County and lies 716 miles [1,152.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffey County community of Burlington.
    • Kentucky
      • Boone County
      • This Burlington is located in Boone County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<1> to the north of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Burlington.
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Burlington [East Baton Rouge Parish].
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This Burlington is located in Penobscot County and lies 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Burlington.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Burlington is located in Middlesex County and lies 931 miles [1,498.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Burlington.
    • Michigan
      • Calhoun County
      • This Burlington is located in Calhoun County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km]<1> to the north of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Burlington.
    • Missouri
      • Boone County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Burlington [Boone County].
    • Montana
      • Silver Bow County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Burlington [Silver Bow County].
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Burlington is located in Burlington County and lies 678 miles [1,091.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Burlington.
    • New York
      • Erie 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 New York community of Burlington [Erie County].
      • Otsego County
      • This Burlington is located in Otsego County and lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Burlington.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Burlington lies 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • North Carolina
      • Alamance County
      • This Burlington is located in Alamance County and lies 316 miles [508.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alamance County community of Burlington.
      • Macon 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 North Carolina community of Burlington [Macon County].
    • North Dakota
      • Ward County
      • This Burlington is located in Ward County and lies 1,344 miles [2,163 km]<1> to the northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ward County community of Burlington.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Burlington lies 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Ohio
      • Belmont 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 Ohio community of Burlington [Belmont County].
      • Fulton County
      • This Burlington is located in Fulton County and lies 545 miles [877.1 km]<1> to the north of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Burlington.
      • Lawrence County
      • This Burlington is located in Lawrence County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km] to the north northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Burlington.
      • Marion County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Marion County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Burlington.
      • Stark County
      • This community is historic and although located in Stark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Burlington.
    • Oklahoma
      • Alfalfa County
      • This Burlington is located in Alfalfa County and lies 831 miles [1,337.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alfalfa County community of Burlington.
      • Logan 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 Oklahoma community of Burlington [Logan County].
    • Ontario
      • This Burlington lies 707 miles [1,137.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Burlington [Linn County].
      • Multnomah County
      • This Burlington is located in Multnomah County and lies 2,189 miles [3,522.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Multnomah County community of Burlington.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This Burlington is located in Bradford County and lies 695 miles [1,118.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Burlington.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Burlington lies 1,394 miles [2,243.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Tennessee
      • Knox County
      • This Burlington is located in Knox County and lies 160 miles [257.5 km]<1> to the north of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Burlington.
    • Texas
      • Milam County
      • This Burlington is located in Milam County and lies 768 miles [1,236 km]<1> to the west of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Milam County community of Burlington.
    • Vermont
      • Chittenden County
      • This Burlington is located in Chittenden County and lies 948 miles [1,525.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chittenden County community of Burlington.
    • Washington
      • Skagit County
      • This Burlington is located in Skagit County and lies 2,202 miles [3,543.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Skagit County community of Burlington.
    • West Virginia
      • Mineral County
      • This Burlington is located in Mineral County and lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Burlington.
    • Wisconsin
      • Racine County
      • This Burlington is located in Racine County and lies 659 miles [1,060.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Racine County community of Burlington.
    • Wyoming
      • Big Horn County
      • This Burlington is located in Big Horn County and lies 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Burlington that is located in DeKalb County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Big Horn County community of Burlington.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Jamaica
      • Distance: 1,169 miles [1,881.3 km]<1> to the south southeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington

Curious and Interesting Names Near Burlington ...

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.

  • Bramblewood [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramblewood
    • Bramblewood [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Burlington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bramblewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramblewood
  • Chapel Hill [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Burlington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Chapel Mill [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Mill
    • Chapel Mill [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Burlington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Mill
  • Chimney Ridge [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Ridge
    • Chimney Ridge [DeKalb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Burlington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Ridge
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    • Kings Row [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Row
      • Kings Row [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Burlington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Row have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Row
    • Miners Creek [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miners Creek
      • Miners Creek [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Burlington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miners Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miners Creek
    • Raiders Ridge [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raiders Ridge
      • Raiders Ridge [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Burlington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raiders Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raiders Ridge
    • Royal Oaks [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Oaks
      • Royal Oaks [DeKalb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Burlington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Oaks
    • Snapfinger [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snapfinger
      • Snapfinger [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Burlington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snapfinger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snapfinger
    • Willowcreek [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowcreek
      • Willowcreek [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Burlington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowcreek
    • Woodstream [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstream
      • Woodstream [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Burlington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstream have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstream

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 Burlington. 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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    • Hank Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday February 5, 1934 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 22, 2021 at the age of 86. He is buried at South View Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Aaron<5>
    • Gypsy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 31, 1896 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday July 25, 1952 at the age of 56.
      • Atlanta is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<5>
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<5>
    • James 'Kokomo' Arnold     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Lovejoy (Georgia) on Friday February 15, 1901 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday November 8, 1968 at the age of 67. He is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Lovejoy is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Kokomo' Arnold<5>
    • James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Barnett (Georgia) on Saturday October 5, 1889 and died in Marietta (Georgia) on Wednesday July 28, 1954 at the age of 64. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Marietta is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.<5>
    • 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).
      • Atlanta is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<5>
    • Georgia M. Burke     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Wednesday February 27, 1878 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 28, 1985 at the age of 107. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Atlanta is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Georgia M. Burke<5>
    • Lew Bush     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday December 2, 1969 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday December 8, 2011 at the age of 42. He is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Atlanta is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<5>
    • Ezzard Mack Charles     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Lawrenceville (Georgia) on Thursday July 7, 1921 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday May 28, 1975 at the age of 53. He is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Lawrenceville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezzard Mack Charles<5>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Smyrna is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<5>
    • Tracy Lamar Coley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday March 9, 1964 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday November 9, 2002 at the age of 38. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tracy Lamar Coley<5>
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday January 12, 1971 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the age of 38. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<5>
    • Jesse Fuller     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Jonesboro (Georgia) on Thursday March 12, 1896 and died in Oakland (California) on Thursday January 29, 1976 at the age of 79. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Jonesboro is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Burlington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fuller<5>

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

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

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    • Decatur, which is the Seat of DeKalb County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Burlington to Decatur, with an average speed<6> 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 536 miles [862.6 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 21 days and walking would take 31 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,434 miles [10,354.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,136 miles [11,484.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,014 miles [8,069.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.co.dekalb.ga.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burlington) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burlington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6734, Longitude: -84.1883       In this case, the coordinates for Burlington 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Burlington 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>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 Burlington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<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 Burlington 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 312.133 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.528 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.227 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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