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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 Canal Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Canal Lake 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 Canal Lake:
    • 34.895364, -83.997965
    • 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 Canal Lake
  • 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 Canal Lake ...

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.

  • Ebenezer [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Canal Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Gumlog [Towns County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gumlog
    • Gumlog [Towns County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Canal Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gumlog have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gumlog
  • Hood [Union County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hood
    • Hood [Union County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Canal Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ivylog [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivylog
    • Ivylog [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Canal Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivylog have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivylog
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    • Jones Creek [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Creek
      • Jones Creek [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Canal Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Creek
    • Laura [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laura
      • Laura [Union County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Canal Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laura have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mashburn Mill [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashburn Mill
      • Mashburn Mill [Fannin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Canal Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mashburn Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mashburn Mill
    • Otto [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
      • Otto [Union County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Canal Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Owltown [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owltown
      • Owltown [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Canal Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owltown
    • Pine Log Village [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Log Village
      • Pine Log Village [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Canal Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Log Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Log Village
    • Pinelog [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinelog
      • Pinelog [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Canal Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinelog have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinelog
    • Pleasant Grove [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Canal Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Pleasant Hill [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Union County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Canal Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Rogers [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Union County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Canal Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Trackrock [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trackrock
      • Trackrock [Union County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Canal Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trackrock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Youngcane [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngcane
      • Youngcane [Union County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Canal Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngcane 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 Canal Lake. 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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    • Joe Frazier     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Liberty (North Carolina) on Friday October 6, 1922 and died in Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) on Tueday February 15, 2011 at the age of 88. He is buried at Bixby Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
      • Liberty is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Canal Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Frazier<3>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Canal Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Lamar 'Billy' Lothridge<3>

How Far From Canal Lake to ...

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

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

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    • Blairsville, which is the Seat of Union County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Canal Lake to Atlanta, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 473 miles [761.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,369 miles [10,249.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,076 miles [11,387.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,953 miles [7,971.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Union County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Canal Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Union County: www.unioncounty.gov/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Canal Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canal Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8954, Longitude: -83.9980       In this case, the coordinates for Canal Lake 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Canal Lake to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.064 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.621 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.847 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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