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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 Burnt Fort Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Burnt Fort 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 Burnt Fort Ferry:
    • 30.945509, -81.899279
    • 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 Burnt Fort 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 Burnt Fort 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.

  • Big Oak [Brantley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Oak
    • Big Oak [Brantley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Burnt Fort Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Oak
  • Bullhead Bluff [Camden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullhead Bluff
    • Bullhead Bluff [Camden County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Burnt Fort Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullhead Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullhead Bluff
  • Burnt Fort [Camden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Fort
    • Burnt Fort [Camden County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Burnt Fort Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Fort
  • Centerville [Charlton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Charlton County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Burnt Fort Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Homeland [Charlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeland
      • Homeland [Charlton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Burnt Fort Ferry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeland
    • Hopewell [Camden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Camden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Burnt Fort Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Jerusalem [Camden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerusalem
      • Jerusalem [Camden County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Burnt Fort Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerusalem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerusalem
    • Mays Bluff [Camden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mays Bluff
      • Mays Bluff [Camden County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Burnt Fort Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mays Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mays Bluff
    • Plantation Point [Camden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantation Point
      • Plantation Point [Camden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Burnt Fort Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantation Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantation Point
    • Rains Landing [Camden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rains Landing
      • Rains Landing [Camden County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Burnt Fort Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rains Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rains Landing
    • Scarlet [Camden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarlet
      • Scarlet [Camden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Burnt Fort Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarlet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarlet

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 Burnt Fort 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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    • Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter     (Astronaut)
      • Astronaut. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Friday August 15, 1947 and died in Brunswick (Georgia) on Friday April 5, 1991 at the age of 43.
      • Brunswick is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Burnt Fort Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter<3>
    • James Wren 'Zack' Taylor     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Yulee (Florida) on Wednesday July 27, 1898 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Thursday September 19, 1974 at the age of 76.
      • Yulee is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Burnt Fort Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Wren 'Zack' Taylor<3>

How Far From Burnt Fort Ferry to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Burnt Fort Ferry to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Woodbine, which is the Seat of Camden County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Burnt Fort Ferry to Woodbine, with an average speed<4> 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 242 miles [389.5 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 613 miles [986.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,458 miles [10,393.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,140 miles [11,490.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,029 miles [8,093.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Camden County: www.co.camden.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burnt Fort Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burnt Fort Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9455, Longitude: -81.8993       In this case, the coordinates for Burnt Fort 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 Burnt Fort 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 310.714 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.509 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.041 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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