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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 Burney Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Burney Hill 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 Burney Hill:
    • 31.166299, -83.528498
    • 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 Burney Hill
  • 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 Burney Hill ...

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.

  • Barneyville [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barneyville
    • Barneyville [Cook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Burney Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barneyville
  • Berlin [Colquitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [Colquitt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Burney Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<3>
  • Cool Springs [Colquitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Springs
    • Cool Springs [Colquitt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Burney Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Springs
  • Flat Ford [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Ford
    • Flat Ford [Cook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Burney Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Ford
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    • Greggs [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greggs
      • Greggs [Cook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Burney Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greggs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greggs
    • Heartpine [Cook County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heartpine
      • Heartpine [Cook County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Burney Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heartpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jerusalem [Cook County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerusalem
      • Jerusalem [Cook County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Burney Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerusalem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sparks [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparks
      • Sparks [Cook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Burney Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,015 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparks<3>
    • Wagon Wheel [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagon Wheel
      • Wagon Wheel [Cook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Burney Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagon Wheel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagon Wheel

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 Burney Hill. 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 ...
    • Joseph 'Joe' Cooper     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Monday December 14, 1914 and died in Tifton (Georgia) on Friday March 30, 1979 at the age of 64. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Manitoba).
      • Tifton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Burney Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph 'Joe' Cooper<4>
    • Billy Joe Royal     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Valdosta (Georgia) on Wednesday April 3, 1940 and died in Morehead City (North Carolina) on Tueday October 6, 2015 at the age of 75. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Carteret County, North Carolina).
      • Valdosta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Burney Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Joe Royal<4>
    • Demond Wilson     (Actor, author, pastor)
      • Actor, author, pastor. He was born in Valdosta (Georgia) on Sunday October 13, 1946
      • Valdosta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Burney Hill.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Adel, which is the Seat of Cook County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 185 miles [297.7 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Burney Hill to Atlanta, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,521 miles [10,494.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,209 miles [11,601.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Burney Hill. 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- Burney Hill) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burney Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1663, Longitude: -83.5285       In this case, the coordinates for Burney Hill 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 Burney Hill 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 311.63 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.597 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.565 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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