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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 Drone, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Drone 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 Drone:
    • 33.055428, -82.158732
    • 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 Drone
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Drone ...

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.

  • Birdsville [Jenkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdsville
    • Birdsville [Jenkins County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Drone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdsville
  • Dyes Crossroad [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyes Crossroad
    • Dyes Crossroad [Burke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Drone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyes Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyes Crossroad
  • Edie [Richmond County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edie
    • Edie [Richmond County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Drone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gertrude [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gertrude
    • Gertrude [Burke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Drone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gertrude have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gertrude
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hatchers Store [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatchers Store
      • Hatchers Store [Burke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Drone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatchers Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatchers Store
    • Le Roy [Burke County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Roy
      • Le Roy [Burke County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Drone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Louisville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Drone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<3>
    • Noah [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noah
      • Noah [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Drone
      • Noah has also been known as:
      • Noah Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noah
    • Rogers [Jenkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Jenkins County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Drone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers
    • Shell Bluff [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Bluff
      • Shell Bluff [Burke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Drone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Bluff

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 Drone. 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 ...
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
    • Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson     (Musician)
    • William Henry Peck     (Author)
    • Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant     (Social reformer, civil rights activist)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Waynesboro, which is the Seat of Burke County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Drone to Atlanta, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 494 miles [795 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,375 miles [10,259.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,068 miles [11,374.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,950 miles [7,966.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Burke County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Burke County: www.burkecounty-ga.gov/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Drone) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0554, Longitude: -82.1587       In this case, the coordinates for Drone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<6>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 Drone to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.941 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.067 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.608 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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