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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 Carey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carey 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 Carey:
    • 33.547627, -83.269049
    • 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 Carey
  • 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 Carey ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Carey.

Within Georgia, the name Carey is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Limestone County
      • This Carey is located in Limestone County and lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Carey that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Limestone County community of Carey.
    • California
      • Mendocino 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 California community of Carey [Mendocino County].
    • Idaho
      • Blaine County
      • This Carey is located in Blaine County and lies 1,778 miles [2,861.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Carey that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blaine County community of Carey.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton 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 Carey [Hamilton County].
    • Louisiana
      • West Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Carey is located in West Baton Rouge Parish and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Carey that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the West Baton Rouge Parish community of Carey.
    • Manitoba
      • This Carey lies 1,304 miles [2,098.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Carey that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carey
    • Michigan
      • Lake 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 Michigan community of Carey [Lake County].
    • Nebraska
      • Hall 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 Nebraska community of Carey [Hall County].
    • New Jersey
      • Morris County
      • This Carey is located in Morris County and lies 690 miles [1,110.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carey that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Carey.
    • Ohio
      • Ross County
      • This Carey is located in Ross County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km]<1> to the north of the Carey that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Carey.
      • Wyandot County
      • This Carey is located in Wyandot County and lies 511 miles [822.4 km] to the north of the Carey that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyandot County community of Carey.
    • Oregon
      • Polk County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Carey [Polk County].
    • Texas
      • Childress County
      • This Carey is located in Childress County and lies 977 miles [1,572.3 km]<1> to the west of the Carey that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Childress County community of Carey.
    • Wyoming
      • Converse County
      • This Carey is located in Converse County and lies 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Carey that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Converse County community of Carey.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carey ...

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.

  • Bethany [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [Morgan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Carey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
  • Flat Rock [Greene County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Greene County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Carey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Harmony [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Putnam County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Carey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
  • Liberty [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Greene County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Carey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
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    • Mosquito Crossing [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosquito Crossing
      • Mosquito Crossing [Greene County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Carey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mosquito Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosquito Crossing
    • Parks Ferry [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parks Ferry
      • Parks Ferry [Morgan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Carey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parks Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parks Ferry
    • Parks Mill [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parks Mill
      • Parks Mill [Morgan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Carey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parks Mill
    • Shields [Morgan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields
      • Shields [Morgan County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Carey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sugar Creek [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Creek
      • Sugar Creek [Morgan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Carey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Creek
    • Swords [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swords
      • Swords [Morgan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Carey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swords have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swords

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 Carey. 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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    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Carey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.<5>
    • Kim Basinger     (Oscar winning actress, producer, activist)
      • Oscar winning actress, producer, activist. She was born in Athens (Georgia) on Tueday December 8, 1953
      • Athens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Carey.
    • Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 26, 1914 and died in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday August 25, 2004 at the age of 90. He is buried at Houston National Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Athens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Carey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps<5>
    • Joel Chandler Harris     (Author, journalist)
      • Author, journalist. He was born in Eatonton (Georgia) on Saturday December 9, 1848 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday July 3, 1908 at the age of 59. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Eatonton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Carey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joel Chandler Harris<5>
    • 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).
      • Athens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Carey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Hartman<5>
    • Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday February 10, 1926 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the age of 93. We don't have any burial details.
      • Athens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Carey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<5>
    • Andy Johnson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Saturday October 18, 1952 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at the age of 65. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Carey.
      • Athens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Carey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Johnson<5>
    • 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 40 miles [64.4 km] to the north of Carey.
      • Athens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Carey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Crawford Williamson Long<5>
    • Beryl Rubinstein     (Composer, pianist)
      • Composer, pianist. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday October 26, 1898 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday December 29, 1952 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mayfield Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Athens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Carey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beryl Rubinstein<5>
    • Lucy May Stanton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday May 22, 1875 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 19, 1931 at the age of 55. She is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Carey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucy May Stanton<5>
    • Ricky Helton Wilson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 19, 1953 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday October 12, 1985 at the age of 32. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Carey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ricky Helton Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greensboro, which is the Seat of Greene County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 65 miles [104.6 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Carey to Atlanta, with an average speed<6> 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 506 miles [814.3 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 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,400 miles [10,299.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,099 miles [11,424.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,979 miles [8,012.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Greene County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carey. 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- Carey) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5476, Longitude: -83.2690       In this case, the coordinates for Carey 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 Carey 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>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 Carey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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 Carey 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 311.593 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.889 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.903 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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