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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 Carrollton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carrollton 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 Carrollton:
    • 33.580133, -85.075095
    • 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 Carrollton
  • 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 Carrollton ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Carrollton.

Within Georgia, the name Carrollton is unique.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pickens County
      • This Carrollton is located in Pickens County and lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<1> to the west of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Carrollton.
    • Arkansas
      • Carroll County
      • This Carrollton is located in Carroll County and lies 502 miles [807.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Carrollton.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Carrollton is located in Hillsborough County and lies 422 miles [679.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Carrollton.
    • Illinois
      • Greene County
      • This Carrollton is located in Greene County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Carrollton.
    • Indiana
      • Carroll County
      • This Carrollton is located in Carroll County and lies 484 miles [778.9 km]<1> to the north of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Carrollton.
      • Hancock County
      • This Carrollton is located in Hancock County and lies 424 miles [682.4 km] to the north of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Carrollton.
    • Iowa
      • Carroll County
      • This Carrollton is located in Carroll County and lies 781 miles [1,256.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Carrollton.
    • Kentucky
      • Carroll County
      • This Carrollton is located in Carroll County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the north of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Carrollton.
    • Louisiana
      • Jefferson Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Carrollton [Jefferson Parish].
      • Orleans Parish
      • This Carrollton is located in Orleans Parish and lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orleans Parish community of Carrollton.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Carrollton is located in Carroll County and lies 611 miles [983.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Carrollton.
      • Frederick County
      • This Carrollton is located in Frederick County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km] to the northeast of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Carrollton.
      • Prince George's 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 Maryland community of Carrollton [Prince George's County].
    • Michigan
      • Macomb County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Macomb County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macomb County community of Carrollton.
      • Saginaw County
      • This Carrollton is located in Saginaw County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the north of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saginaw County community of Carrollton.
    • Mississippi
      • Carroll County
      • This Carrollton is located in Carroll County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km]<1> to the west of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Carrollton.
    • Missouri
      • Carroll County
      • This Carrollton is located in Carroll County and lies 614 miles [988.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Carrollton.
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • This Carrollton is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Carrollton.
    • Ohio
      • Carroll County
      • This Carrollton is located in Carroll County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Carrollton.
      • Montgomery 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 Ohio community of Carrollton [Montgomery County].
    • Texas
      • Dallas County
      • This Carrollton is located in Dallas County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<1> to the west of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Carrollton.
    • Virginia
      • Isle of Wight County
      • This Carrollton is located in Isle of Wight County and lies 533 miles [857.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Isle of Wight County community of Carrollton.
    • Washington
      • Cowlitz 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 Washington community of Carrollton [Cowlitz County].
    • West Virginia
      • Barbour County
      • This Carrollton is located in Barbour County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Carrollton that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barbour County community of Carrollton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dunn 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 Wisconsin community of Carrollton [Dunn County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carrollton ...

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.

  • Cedarwood [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarwood
    • Cedarwood [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Carrollton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarwood
  • Double Branches [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Branches
    • Double Branches [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Carrollton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Branches have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Branches
  • Hickory Heights [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Heights
    • Hickory Heights [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrollton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Heights
  • Holly Heights [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Heights
    • Holly Heights [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Carrollton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Heights
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Knob Hill [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Hill
      • Knob Hill [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Hill
    • Leisure Heights [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure Heights
      • Leisure Heights [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure Heights
    • Oak Grove [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Carroll County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Oak Mountain [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Mountain
      • Oak Mountain [Carroll County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Mountain
    • Plowshare [Carroll County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plowshare
      • Plowshare [Carroll County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plowshare have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverbend [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbend
      • Riverbend [Carroll County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbend have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbend

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 Carrollton. 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 ...
    • Thomas Andrew 'Georgia Tom' Dorsey     (Composer, arranger)
    • Vern Gosdin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Woodland (Alabama) on Sunday August 5, 1934 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 28, 2009 at the age of 74. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Woodland is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Carrollton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vern Gosdin<5>
    • Fred 'Dixie' Walker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Villa Rica (Georgia) on Saturday September 24, 1910 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday May 17, 1982 at the age of 71. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Villa Rica is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Carrollton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred 'Dixie' Walker<5>

How Far From Carrollton to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 41 miles [66 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Carrollton to Atlanta, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 578 miles [930.2 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 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,476 miles [10,422.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,058 miles [8,140.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Carroll County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Carroll County: www.carrollcountyga.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Carrollton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carrollton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarrolltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carrollton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5801, Longitude: -85.0751    
<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 Carrollton 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 Carrollton, 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 Carrollton 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 312.65 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.111 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.596 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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