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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 Calhoun, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Calhoun and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Calhoun:
    • 34.502575, -84.951311
    • 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 Calhoun
  • 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 Calhoun ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Calhoun.

Within Georgia, the name Calhoun is unique.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 26 communities, 25 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lowndes County
      • This Calhoun is located in Lowndes County and lies 192 miles [309 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lowndes County community of Calhoun.
    • Arkansas
      • Columbia County
      • This Calhoun is located in Columbia County and lies 478 miles [769.3 km]<1> to the west of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Calhoun.
      • Lincoln County
      • This Calhoun is located in Lincoln County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km] to the west of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Calhoun.
    • Colorado
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Calhoun [Washington County].
    • Illinois
      • Richland County
      • This Calhoun is located in Richland County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Calhoun.
    • Iowa
      • Harrison County
      • This Calhoun is located in Harrison County and lies 771 miles [1,240.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Calhoun.
    • Kansas
      • Cheyenne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Calhoun [Cheyenne County].
      • Shawnee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Calhoun [Shawnee County].
    • Kentucky
      • McLean County
      • This Calhoun is located in McLean County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Calhoun.
    • Louisiana
      • Ouachita Parish
      • This Calhoun is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 447 miles [719.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of Calhoun.
    • Mississippi
      • Jones County
      • This Calhoun is located in Jones County and lies 313 miles [503.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Calhoun.
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Calhoun [Madison County].
      • Newton County
      • This Calhoun is located in Newton County and lies 287 miles [461.9 km] to the west southwest of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Calhoun.
    • Missouri
      • Henry County
      • This Calhoun is located in Henry County and lies 553 miles [890 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Calhoun.
    • Nebraska
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Calhoun [Washington County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Calhoun lies 1,331 miles [2,142 km]<1> to the northeast of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
    • North Carolina
      • Transylvania County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Calhoun [Transylvania County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Le Flore County
      • This Calhoun is located in Le Flore County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<1> to the west of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Le Flore County community of Calhoun.
    • South Carolina
      • Pickens County
      • This Calhoun is located in Pickens County and lies 121 miles [194.7 km]<1> to the east of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Calhoun.
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Calhoun [Coffee County].
      • McMinn County
      • This Calhoun is located in McMinn County and lies 56 miles [90.1 km]<1> to the north of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McMinn County community of Calhoun.
    • Texas
      • Calhoun County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Calhoun County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Calhoun.
      • Dallas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Calhoun [Dallas County].
    • West Virginia
      • Barbour County
      • This Calhoun is located in Barbour County and lies 419 miles [674.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barbour County community of Calhoun.
    • Wisconsin
      • Chippewa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Calhoun [Chippewa County].
      • Waukesha County
      • This Calhoun is located in Waukesha County and lies 611 miles [983.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Calhoun that is located in Gordon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waukesha County community of Calhoun.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calhoun ...

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.

  • Angelville [Gordon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angelville
    • Angelville [Gordon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Calhoun
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angelville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angelville
  • Big Spring [Gordon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Spring
    • Big Spring [Gordon County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Calhoun
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cash [Gordon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
    • Cash [Gordon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Calhoun
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
  • Crane Eater [Gordon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Eater
    • Crane Eater [Gordon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Calhoun
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane Eater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Eater
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Damascus [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
      • Damascus [Gordon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Calhoun
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
    • Farmville [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville [Gordon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • Fields Ferry [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Ferry
      • Fields Ferry [Gordon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Ferry
    • Fricks Ferry [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fricks Ferry
      • Fricks Ferry [Gordon County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fricks Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fricks Ferry
    • Hill City [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill City
      • Hill City [Gordon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
    • Hunts Corner [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Corner
      • Hunts Corner [Gordon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunts Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Corner
    • Lands Ferry [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lands Ferry
      • Lands Ferry [Gordon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lands Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lands Ferry
    • Lays Ferry [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lays Ferry
      • Lays Ferry [Gordon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lays Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lays Ferry
    • Printup Ferry [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Printup Ferry
      • Printup Ferry [Gordon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Printup Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Printup Ferry
    • Redbud [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbud
      • Redbud [Gordon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbud have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbud
    • Rocky Creek [Gordon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Creek
      • Rocky Creek [Gordon County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Soapstick [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soapstick
      • Soapstick [Gordon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Calhoun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soapstick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soapstick
    • Sugar Valley [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Valley
      • Sugar Valley [Gordon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugar Valley<5>
    • Water Valley [Gordon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Gordon County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Calhoun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 Calhoun. 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 ...
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
    • Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Crime figure)
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Berryton (GA) on February 6, 1921 (a Sunday) and died in Rocky Face (GA) on July 30, 2003 (a Wednesday) at the age of 82. He is buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Berryton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Calhoun.
      • Rocky Face is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Calhoun.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman<6>
    • Willard Lee Nixon     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (GA) on June 17, 1928 (a Sunday) and died in Rome (GA) on December 14, 2000 (a Thursday) at the age of 72. He is buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Taylorsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Calhoun.
      • Rome is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Calhoun.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 60 miles [96.6 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Calhoun to Atlanta, with an average speed<7> 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 about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 532 miles [856.2 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,428 miles [10,344.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,135 miles [11,482.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,012 miles [8,066 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Gordon County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun: www.cityofcalhoun-ga.com/

The official website for Gordon County: www.gordoncounty.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Calhoun) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Calhoun. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CalhounOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calhoun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5026, Longitude: -84.9513    
<2>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 Calhoun, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Calhoun 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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Calhoun to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.618 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.203 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.328 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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