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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 Burtsboro, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Burtsboro 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 Burtsboro:
    • 34.478427, -84.089635
    • 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 Burtsboro
  • 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 Burtsboro ...

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.

  • Buckhorn Tavern [Lumpkin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhorn Tavern
    • Buckhorn Tavern [Lumpkin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Burtsboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckhorn Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhorn Tavern
  • Dawsonville [Dawson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawsonville
    • Dawsonville [Dawson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Burtsboro
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,465 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawsonville<3>
  • Emma [Dawson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emma
    • Emma [Dawson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Burtsboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emma
  • Jay [Lumpkin County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay
    • Jay [Lumpkin County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Burtsboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Johntown [Dawson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johntown
      • Johntown [Dawson County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Burtsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johntown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Juno [Dawson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juno
      • Juno [Dawson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Burtsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juno
    • Lake Shore [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore
      • Lake Shore [Hall County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Burtsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shore
    • Leisure Lake [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure Lake
      • Leisure Lake [Hall County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Burtsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure Lake
    • Lumpkin [Dawson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumpkin
      • Lumpkin [Dawson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Burtsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumpkin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumpkin
    • Nimblewill [Lumpkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nimblewill
      • Nimblewill [Lumpkin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Burtsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nimblewill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nimblewill
    • Tube [Lumpkin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tube
      • Tube [Lumpkin County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Burtsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tube have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Burtsboro. 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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    • Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday April 2, 1907 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Thursday January 3, 1991 at the age of 83. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Burtsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling<4>
    • Hal Herring     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lanett (Alabama) on Sunday February 24, 1924 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the age of 90. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Burtsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<4>
    • William Lamar 'Billy' Lothridge     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Cleveland (Georgia) on Thursday January 1, 1942 and died in Pensacola (Florida) on Friday February 23, 1996 at the age of 54.
      • Cleveland is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Burtsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Lamar 'Billy' Lothridge<4>
    • Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Cumming (Georgia) on Tueday August 10, 1926 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Sunday November 13, 1983 at the age of 57. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Burtsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alvin 'Junior' Samples, Jr.<4>

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

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

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    • Dahlonega, which is the Seat of Lumpkin County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 52 miles [83.7 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Burtsboro to Atlanta, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 495 miles [796.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,392 miles [10,286.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,097 miles [11,421.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,975 miles [8,006.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Lumpkin County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Burtsboro. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Burtsboro) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burtsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4784, Longitude: -84.0896       In this case, the coordinates for Burtsboro 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 Burtsboro 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 312.105 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.609 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.989 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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