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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 Carters, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carters 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 Carters:
    • 34.607474, -84.693441
    • 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 Carters
  • 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 Carters ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Carters.

Within Georgia, the name Carters is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Pueblo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Carters [Pueblo County].
    • Florida
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Carters [Polk County].
    • Indiana
      • Marion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Carters [Marion County].
    • Michigan
      • Benzie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Carters [Benzie County].
    • Mississippi
      • Kemper County
      • This Carters is located in Kemper County and lies 256 miles [412 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Carters that is located in Murray County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carters
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kemper County community of Carters.
    • Ohio
      • Madison 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 Ohio community of Carters [Madison County].
    • Virginia
      • Loudoun County
      • This Carters is located in Loudoun County and lies 498 miles [801.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Carters that is located in Murray County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carters
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudoun County community of Carters.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carters ...

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.

  • Audubon [Gordon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audubon
    • Audubon [Gordon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Carters
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Audubon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audubon
  • Ball Ground [Murray County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball Ground
    • Ball Ground [Murray County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Carters
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball Ground
  • Bloodtown [Murray County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloodtown
    • Bloodtown [Murray County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Carters
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloodtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloodtown
  • Buff [Gordon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buff
    • Buff [Gordon County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Carters
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Clipper [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clipper
      • Clipper [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Carters
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clipper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clipper
    • Dennis [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
      • Dennis [Murray County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Carters
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis
    • Fields Ferry [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Ferry
      • Fields Ferry [Gordon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Carters
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Ferry
    • Ranger [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
      • Ranger [Gordon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Carters
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranger<5>
    • Redbud [Gordon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbud
      • Redbud [Gordon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Carters
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbud have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbud
    • Roundtop [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundtop
      • Roundtop [Gilmer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Carters
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundtop have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundtop
    • Scarecorn [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarecorn
      • Scarecorn [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Carters
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarecorn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarecorn
    • Sweden [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden
      • Sweden [Pickens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Carters
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden

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 Carters. 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 ...
    • Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Crime figure)
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at the age of 82. He is buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Rocky Face is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Carters.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chatsworth, which is the Seat of Murray County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Carters to Chatsworth, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 516 miles [830.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,412 miles [10,319.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,119 miles [11,456.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,996 miles [8,040.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Murray County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Carters 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Carters) 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 Carters. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CartersOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carters. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6075, Longitude: -84.6934    
<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 Carters, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<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 Carters 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 312.468 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.045 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.199 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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