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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 Capel, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Capel 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 Capel:
    • 30.973244, -84.198513
    • 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 Capel
  • 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 Capel ...

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.

  • Cairo [Grady County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Grady County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Capel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,302 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<2>
  • Long Branch [Grady County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
    • Long Branch [Grady County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Capel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
  • Oak Grove [Grady County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove [Grady County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Capel
    • 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.
  • Orange Springs [Grady County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Springs
    • Orange Springs [Grady County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Capel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Springs
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    • Pleasant Grove [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Grady County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Capel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Providence [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Grady County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Capel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Roddenberry [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roddenberry
      • Roddenberry [Grady County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Capel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roddenberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roddenberry
    • Union Hill [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Grady County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Capel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill

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 Capel. 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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    • Theodore 'Tiger' Flowers     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Camilla (Georgia) on Sunday February 14, 1897 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday November 16, 1927 at the age of 30. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Camilla is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Capel.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore 'Tiger' Flowers<4>
    • Rev. Hosea Lorenzo Williams, Sr.     (Social reformer, activist)
      • Social reformer, activist. He was born in Attapulgus (Georgia) on Tueday January 5, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Thursday November 16, 2000 at the age of 74. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Attapulgus is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Capel.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Hosea Lorenzo Williams, Sr.<4>
    • Joanne Woodward     (Oscar winning actress, producer, activist, philanthropist)
      • Oscar winning actress, producer, activist, philanthropist. She was born in Thomasville (Georgia) on Thursday February 27, 1930
      • Thomasville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Capel.

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

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

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    • Cairo, which is the Seat of Grady County and lies just to the South.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 192 miles [309 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Capel to Atlanta, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,559 miles [10,555.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,133 miles [8,260.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Grady County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Capel. 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- Capel) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Capel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9732, Longitude: -84.1985       In this case, the coordinates for Capel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Capel 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 311.996 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.992 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.848 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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