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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 Callaway, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Callaway 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 Callaway:
    • 33.809568, -82.875979
    • 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 Callaway
  • 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 Callaway ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Callaway.

Within Georgia, the name Callaway is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Bay County
      • This Callaway is located in Bay County and lies 298 miles [479.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Callaway that is located in Wilkes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callaway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bay County community of Callaway.
    • Indiana
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Callaway [Jefferson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Bell County
      • This Callaway is located in Bell County and lies 208 miles [334.7 km]<1> to the north of the Callaway that is located in Wilkes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callaway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bell County community of Callaway.
    • Louisiana
      • Richland Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Callaway [Richland Parish].
      • Union Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Callaway [Union Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Saint Mary's County
      • This Callaway is located in Saint Mary's County and lies 468 miles [753.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Callaway that is located in Wilkes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callaway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary's County community of Callaway.
    • Minnesota
      • Becker County
      • This Callaway is located in Becker County and lies 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Callaway that is located in Wilkes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callaway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Becker County community of Callaway.
    • Missouri
      • Callaway County
      • This Callaway is located in Callaway County and lies 615 miles [989.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Callaway that is located in Wilkes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callaway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callaway County community of Callaway.
    • Nebraska
      • Custer County
      • This Callaway is located in Custer County and lies 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Callaway that is located in Wilkes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callaway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Callaway.
    • Virginia
      • Franklin County
      • This Callaway is located in Franklin County and lies 272 miles [437.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Callaway that is located in Wilkes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callaway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Callaway.
    • West Virginia
      • Raleigh County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Callaway [Raleigh County].
      • Wyoming 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 West Virginia community of Callaway [Wyoming County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Callaway ...

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.

  • Brickhouse [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickhouse
    • Brickhouse [Wilkes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Callaway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickhouse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickhouse
  • Celeste [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celeste
    • Celeste [Wilkes County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Callaway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Celeste have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celeste
  • Centerville [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Wilkes County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Callaway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Daniel [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel
    • Daniel [Wilkes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Callaway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel
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    • Enterprise [Oglethorpe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Oglethorpe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Callaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
    • Hogan [Oglethorpe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogan
      • Hogan [Oglethorpe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Callaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hogan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogan
    • Lincoln Heights [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
      • Lincoln Heights [Wilkes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Callaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Heights
    • Linesville [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linesville
      • Linesville [Wilkes County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Callaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linesville
    • Norman [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman [Wilkes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Callaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • Ravenwood Park [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood Park
      • Ravenwood Park [Wilkes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Callaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenwood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood Park
    • Sandtown [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandtown
      • Sandtown [Wilkes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Callaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
    • Sandy Hill [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hill
      • Sandy Hill [Wilkes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Callaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hill
    • Wise [Oglethorpe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wise
      • Wise [Oglethorpe County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Callaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Callaway. 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 ...
    • James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Barnett (Georgia) on Saturday October 5, 1889 and died in Marietta (Georgia) on Wednesday July 28, 1954 at the age of 64. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Barnett is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Callaway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.<4>
    • Ernie Harwell     (Sportscaster)
      • Sportscaster. He was born in Washington (Georgia) on Friday January 25, 1918 and died in Novi (Michigan) on Tueday May 4, 2010 at the age of 92.
      • Washington is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Callaway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie Harwell<4>
    • Joe Haynes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lincolnton (Georgia) on Friday September 21, 1917 and died in Hopkins (Minnesota) on Friday January 6, 1967 at the age of 49. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Lincolnton is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Callaway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Haynes<4>
    • Dr. Crawford Williamson Long     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Danielsville (Georgia) on Wednesday November 1, 1815 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday June 19, 1878 at the age of 62. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Danielsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Callaway.
      • Athens is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the west of Callaway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Crawford Williamson Long<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Washington, which is the Seat of Wilkes County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Callaway to Washington, with an average speed<5> 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 86 miles [138.4 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 478 miles [769.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,371 miles [10,253.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,070 miles [11,378.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,950 miles [7,966.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Wilkes County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Callaway. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Callaway) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Callaway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8096, Longitude: -82.8760       In this case, the coordinates for Callaway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Callaway 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.
<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>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 Callaway 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 311.374 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.674 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.685 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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