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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 Cameo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cameo 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 Cameo:
    • 32.884296, -84.819097
    • 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 Cameo
  • 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 Cameo ...

We have found four communities that share the name Cameo.

Within Georgia, the name Cameo is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Cameo is located in Fresno County and lies 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cameo that is located in Meriwether County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Cameo.
    • Colorado
      • Mesa County
      • This Cameo is located in Mesa County and lies 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cameo that is located in Meriwether County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mesa County community of Cameo.
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt 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 New Mexico community of Cameo [Roosevelt County].
    • West Virginia
      • Boone County
      • This Cameo is located in Boone County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Cameo that is located in Meriwether County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Cameo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cameo ...

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 Springs [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Springs
    • Big Springs [Troup County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cameo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Springs
  • Bullochville [Meriwether County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullochville
    • Bullochville [Meriwether County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Cameo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullochville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Champion Crossroad [Harris County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion Crossroad
    • Champion Crossroad [Harris County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cameo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion Crossroad
  • County Line [Meriwether County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
    • County Line [Meriwether County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Cameo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for County Line have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
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    • Harris City [Meriwether County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris City
      • Harris City [Meriwether County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cameo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris City
    • Hopewell [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Harris County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Cameo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Hunters Crossroad [Meriwether County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Crossroad
      • Hunters Crossroad [Meriwether County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cameo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Crossroad
    • Mountainbrook [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainbrook
      • Mountainbrook [Harris County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cameo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountainbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainbrook
    • Nebula [Meriwether County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebula
      • Nebula [Meriwether County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Cameo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebula have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebula
    • Oak Grove [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Troup County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Cameo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pine Mountain [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Mountain
      • Pine Mountain [Harris County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cameo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,452 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Mountain<4>
    • Pine Mountain Valley [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Mountain Valley
      • Pine Mountain Valley [Harris County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Cameo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Mountain Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Mountain Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Mountain Valley<4>
    • Warm Springs [Meriwether County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Springs
      • Warm Springs [Meriwether County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Cameo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 403 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warm Springs<4>
    • Wisdoms Store [Harris County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisdoms Store
      • Wisdoms Store [Harris County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Cameo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisdoms Store 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 Cameo. 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 ...
    • William C. Hartman     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thomaston (Georgia) on Wednesday March 17, 1915 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 16, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Thomaston is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Cameo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Hartman<5>
    • 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).
      • Lanett is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Cameo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<5>
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt     (32nd President of the US (1933 - 1945, died in office due to illness))
      • 32nd President of the US (1933 - 1945, died in office due to illness). He was born in Hyde Park (New York) on Monday January 30, 1882 and died in Warm Springs (Georgia) on Thursday April 12, 1945 at the age of 63.
      • Warm Springs is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Cameo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin D. Roosevelt<5>

How Far From Cameo to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Cameo once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Cameo and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Meriwether County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cameo to Greenville, 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 64 miles [103 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 601 miles [967.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Meriwether County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Cameo) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cameo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8843, Longitude: -84.8191       In this case, the coordinates for Cameo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Cameo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Cameo 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 312.465 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.80 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.657 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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