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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 Burroughs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Burroughs 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 Burroughs:
    • 31.974931, -81.247611
    • 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 Burroughs
  • 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 Burroughs ...

We have found three communities that share the name Burroughs.

Within Georgia, the name Burroughs is unique.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Duval County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Burroughs [Duval County].
    • Louisiana
      • Caldwell Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Burroughs [Caldwell Parish].
    • Texas
      • Austin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Burroughs [Austin County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Burroughs ...

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.

  • Bryan Neck [Bryan County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryan Neck
    • Bryan Neck [Bryan County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Burroughs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryan Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedar Grove [Chatham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Chatham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Burroughs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Coffee Bluff [Chatham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee Bluff
    • Coffee Bluff [Chatham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Burroughs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee Bluff
  • Georgetown [Chatham County]
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    • Grove Point [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Point
      • Grove Point [Chatham County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Burroughs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Point
    • Grubbs [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grubbs
      • Grubbs [Chatham County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Burroughs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grubbs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grubbs
    • Mount Pleasant [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Chatham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Burroughs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Rabbit Hill [Bryan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rabbit Hill
      • Rabbit Hill [Bryan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Burroughs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rabbit Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rabbit Hill
    • Rivers End [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivers End
      • Rivers End [Chatham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Burroughs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivers End have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivers End
    • Silk Hope [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silk Hope
      • Silk Hope [Chatham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Burroughs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silk Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silk Hope

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 Burroughs. 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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    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Sunday April 12, 1936 and died in Bluffton (South Carolina) on Tueday June 14, 2011 at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Bluffton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<5>
    • Conrad Aiken     (Author, editor)
      • Author, editor. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Monday August 5, 1889 and died in Savannah (Georgia) on Friday August 17, 1973 at the age of 84. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Savannah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conrad Aiken<5>
    • Gregg Allman     (Musician - a member of the 'Allman Brothers Band')
      • Musician - a member of the 'Allman Brothers Band'. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 8, 1947 and died in Richmond Hill (Georgia) on Saturday May 27, 2017 at the age of 69. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Richmond Hill is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Burroughs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregg Allman<5>
    • Connie Haines     (Singer, Actress)
      • Singer, Actress. She was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Thursday January 20, 1921 and died in Clearwater Beach (Florida) on Monday September 22, 2008 at the age of 87.
      • Savannah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connie Haines<5>
    • Eugene 'Claude' Harmon, Sr.     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Friday July 14, 1916 and died in Houston (Texas) on Sunday July 23, 1989 at the age of 73. He is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Savannah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene 'Claude' Harmon, Sr.<5>
    • Jack Leigh     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Monday November 8, 1948 and died in Savannah (Georgia) on Tueday May 18, 2004 at the age of 55. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Savannah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Leigh<5>
    • Johnny Mercer     (Songwriter, lyricist)
      • Songwriter, lyricist. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Thursday November 18, 1909 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday June 25, 1976 at the age of 66. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Mercer<5>
    • James McLane Moody     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Thursday March 26, 1925 and died in San Diego (California) on Thursday December 9, 2010 at the age of 85. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Savannah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James McLane Moody<5>
    • James Neill     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Saturday September 29, 1860 and died in Glendale (California) on Monday March 16, 1931 at the age of 70. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Neill<5>
    • Joseph 'King' Oliver     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Monday May 11, 1885 and died in Savannah (Georgia) on Sunday April 10, 1938 at the age of 52. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Savannah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph 'King' Oliver<5>
    • Ellen Wilson     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) - she died before the end of Wilson's Presidency)
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) - she died before the end of Wilson's Presidency. She was born in Savannah (Georgia) on Tueday May 15, 1860 and died in Washington, DC on Thursday August 6, 1914 at the age of 54. She is buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Burroughs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Savannah, which is the Seat of Chatham County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Burroughs to Savannah, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 219 miles [352.4 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 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 533 miles [857.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving 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 6,383 miles [10,272.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,068 miles [11,374.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,955 miles [7,974.3 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 Burroughs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chatham County: www.chathamcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Burroughs 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Burroughs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burroughs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9749, Longitude: -81.2476       In this case, the coordinates for Burroughs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Burroughs 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 310.396 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.287 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.556 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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