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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 Carolina, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carolina 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 Carolina:
    • 33.991768, -84.152972
    • 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 Carolina
  • 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 Carolina ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Carolina.

Within Georgia, the name Carolina is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Covington County
      • This Carolina is located in Covington County and lies 235 miles [378.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Carolina that is located in Gwinnett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Carolina.
    • Florida
      • Osceola 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 Florida community of Carolina [Osceola County].
    • Kansas
      • Doniphan 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 Kansas community of Carolina [Doniphan County].
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Carolina is located in Bienville Parish and lies 522 miles [840.1 km]<1> to the west of the Carolina that is located in Gwinnett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Carolina.
    • Mississippi
      • Issaquena 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 Mississippi community of Carolina [Issaquena County].
      • Itawamba County
      • This Carolina is located in Itawamba County and lies 247 miles [397.5 km]<1> to the west of the Carolina that is located in Gwinnett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Itawamba County community of Carolina.
    • North Carolina
      • Alamance County
      • This Carolina is located in Alamance County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Carolina that is located in Gwinnett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alamance County community of Carolina.
      • Gaston County
      • This Carolina is located in Gaston County and lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the east northeast of the Carolina that is located in Gwinnett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gaston County community of Carolina.
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Carolina is located in Washington County and lies 853 miles [1,372.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carolina that is located in Gwinnett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Carolina.
    • South Carolina
      • Dillon County
      • This Carolina is located in Dillon County and lies 271 miles [436.1 km]<1> to the east of the Carolina that is located in Gwinnett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dillon County community of Carolina.
      • Marion 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 South Carolina community of Carolina [Marion County].
    • Texas
      • Walker County
      • This Carolina is located in Walker County and lies 691 miles [1,112.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Carolina that is located in Gwinnett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Carolina.
    • West Virginia
      • Marion County
      • This Carolina is located in Marion County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Carolina that is located in Gwinnett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Carolina.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carolina ...

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.

  • Beaverdam [Gwinnett County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverdam
    • Beaverdam [Gwinnett County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Carolina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverdam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Carriage Gate [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carriage Gate
    • Carriage Gate [Gwinnett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Carolina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carriage Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carriage Gate
  • Centurion Hills [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centurion Hills
    • Centurion Hills [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Carolina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centurion Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centurion Hills
  • Covered Bridge [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covered Bridge
    • Covered Bridge [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Carolina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covered Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covered Bridge
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    • Friendly Village of Crooked Creek [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendly Village of Crooked Creek
      • Friendly Village of Crooked Creek [Gwinnett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendly Village of Crooked Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendly Village of Crooked Creek
    • Heritage Station [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Station
      • Heritage Station [Gwinnett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Station
    • Indian Crossing [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Crossing
      • Indian Crossing [Gwinnett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Crossing
    • Johns Creek [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns Creek
      • Johns Creek [Fulton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Carolina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johns Creek<4>
    • Jones Bridge Landing [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Bridge Landing
      • Jones Bridge Landing [Gwinnett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Bridge Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Bridge Landing
    • Maple Ridge [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Ridge
      • Maple Ridge [Gwinnett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Ridge
    • Meadow [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow
      • Meadow [Gwinnett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow
    • Peachtree Corners [Gwinnett County]
    • Peachtree Station [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachtree Station
      • Peachtree Station [Gwinnett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachtree Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachtree Station
    • Pleasant Hill [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Gwinnett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Rogers Ferry [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Ferry
      • Rogers Ferry [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Ferry
    • Rogers Mill [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Mill
      • Rogers Mill [Gwinnett County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Mill
    • Rolling Ridge [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Ridge
      • Rolling Ridge [Gwinnett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Ridge
    • Shake Rag [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shake Rag
      • Shake Rag [Forsyth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shake Rag have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shake Rag
    • Waters Ferry [Gwinnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waters Ferry
      • Waters Ferry [Gwinnett County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waters Ferry

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 Carolina. 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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    • Hank Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday February 5, 1934 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 22, 2021 at the age of 86. He is buried at South View Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Aaron<5>
    • Gypsy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 31, 1896 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday July 25, 1952 at the age of 56.
      • Atlanta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<5>
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<5>
    • Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday April 2, 1907 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Thursday January 3, 1991 at the age of 83. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Cumming is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucius Benjamin 'Luke' Appling<5>
    • 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).
      • Marietta is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.<5>
    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<5>
    • Georgia M. Burke     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Wednesday February 27, 1878 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 28, 1985 at the age of 107. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Atlanta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Georgia M. Burke<5>
    • Lew Bush     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday December 2, 1969 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday December 8, 2011 at the age of 42. He is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Atlanta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<5>
    • Ezzard Mack Charles     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Lawrenceville (Georgia) on Thursday July 7, 1921 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday May 28, 1975 at the age of 53. He is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Lawrenceville is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezzard Mack Charles<5>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Smyrna is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<5>
    • Tracy Lamar Coley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday March 9, 1964 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday November 9, 2002 at the age of 38. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tracy Lamar Coley<5>
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday January 12, 1971 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the age of 38. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Atlanta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<5>
    • Art Gillham     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Tueday January 1, 1895 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday June 6, 1961 at the age of 66.
      • Atlanta is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Gillham<5>

How Far From Carolina 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 Carolina 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<6> community of Carolina once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Carolina and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Lawrenceville, which is the Seat of Gwinnett County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Carolina to Lawrenceville, with an average speed<7> 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 520 miles [836.9 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 21 days and walking would take 30 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,418 miles [10,328.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,121 miles [11,460.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,999 miles [8,045.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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The official website for Gwinnett County: www.co.gwinnett.ga.us/

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' (or 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- Carolina) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carolina. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9918, Longitude: -84.1530       In this case, the coordinates for Carolina 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Carolina 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>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>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 Carolina, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<7>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.
<8>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 Carolina to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.125 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.564 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.135 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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