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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 Columbia Mine, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Columbia Mine 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 Columbia Mine:
    • 33.616798, -82.566521
    • 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 Columbia Mine
  • 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 Columbia Mine ...

We have found two communities that share the name Columbia Mine.

There is one other community in Georgia which is also named Columbia Mine.

Beyond Georgia, there is another community also named Columbia Mine in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Georgia ...
    • Columbia 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 Georgia community of Columbia Mine [Columbia County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Marquette 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 Columbia Mine [Marquette County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Columbia Mine ...

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.

  • Anthony Crossroads [McDuffie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony Crossroads
    • Anthony Crossroads [McDuffie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia Mine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anthony Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony Crossroads
  • Cedar Rock [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
    • Cedar Rock [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Columbia Mine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock
  • Clay Hill [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Hill
    • Clay Hill [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia Mine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Hill
  • Leathersville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leathersville
    • Leathersville [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia Mine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leathersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leathersville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oak Grove [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Wilkes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Columbia Mine
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Porters [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters
      • Porters [Wilkes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia Mine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters
    • Raysville [McDuffie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raysville
      • Raysville [McDuffie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Columbia Mine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raysville
    • Stones Crossroads [McDuffie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stones Crossroads
      • Stones Crossroads [McDuffie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia Mine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stones Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stones Crossroads
    • Three Points [McDuffie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Points
      • Three Points [McDuffie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Columbia Mine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Points
    • Woodlawn [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia Mine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Columbia Mine. 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 ...
    • James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.     (Major League Baseball)
    • Ernie Harwell     (Sportscaster)
      • Full name: William Earnest Harwell
      • Sportscaster. He was born in Washington (GA) on January 25, 1918 (a Friday) and died in Novi (MI) on May 4, 2010 (a Tueday) at the age of 92.
      • Washington is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Columbia Mine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie Harwell<4>
    • Joe Haynes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lincolnton (GA) on September 21, 1917 (a Friday) and died in Hopkins (MN) on January 6, 1967 (a Friday) at the age of 49. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Lincolnton is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Columbia Mine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Haynes<4>

How Far From Columbia Mine 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 Columbia Mine 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<5> community of Columbia Mine once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Columbia Mine and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Thomson, which is the Seat of McDuffie County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Columbia Mine to Thomson, with an average speed<6> 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 105 miles [169 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 477 miles [767.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,367 miles [10,246.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,064 miles [11,368.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,944 miles [7,956.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About McDuffie County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 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 Columbia Mine 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Columbia Mine) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbia Mine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6168, Longitude: -82.5665       In this case, the coordinates for Columbia Mine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Columbia Mine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Columbia Mine 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 311.19 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.434 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.616 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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