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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 Elberta, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elberta 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 Elberta:
    • 32.659310, -83.618794
    • 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 Elberta
  • 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 Elberta ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Elberta.

Within Georgia, the name Elberta is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin County
      • This Elberta is located in Baldwin County and lies 280 miles [450.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Elberta that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Elberta.
    • Arkansas
      • Calhoun County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Elberta [Calhoun County].
      • Howard County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Elberta [Howard County].
      • Searcy County
      • This Elberta is located in Searcy County and lies 552 miles [888.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Elberta that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Searcy County community of Elberta.
      • Yell County
      • This Elberta is located in Yell County and lies 573 miles [922.2 km] to the west northwest of the Elberta that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yell County community of Elberta.
    • Michigan
      • Benzie County
      • This Elberta is located in Benzie County and lies 837 miles [1,347 km]<1> to the north of the Elberta that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benzie County community of Elberta.
    • Missouri
      • Reynolds County
      • Although located in Reynolds County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reynolds County community of Elberta.
    • New York
      • Niagara County
      • This Elberta is located in Niagara County and lies 776 miles [1,248.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Elberta that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Niagara County community of Elberta.
    • North Carolina
      • Moore County
      • This Elberta is located in Moore County and lies 291 miles [468.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Elberta that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moore County community of Elberta.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Blair County
      • This Elberta is located in Blair County and lies 616 miles [991.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Elberta that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blair County community of Elberta.
    • Texas
      • Smith County
      • This Elberta is located in Smith County and lies 677 miles [1,089.5 km]<1> to the west of the Elberta that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Elberta.
    • Utah
      • Utah County
      • This Elberta is located in Utah County and lies 1,647 miles [2,650.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Elberta that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Utah County community of Elberta.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elberta ...

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.

  • Bass [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass
    • Bass [Houston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Elberta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass
  • Centerville [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Elberta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,001 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<5>
  • Creekside [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekside
    • Creekside [Houston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Elberta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekside
  • Danes Meadow [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danes Meadow
    • Danes Meadow [Houston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Elberta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danes Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danes Meadow
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    • Deerwood [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
      • Deerwood [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerwood
    • Dove Cove [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dove Cove
      • Dove Cove [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dove Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dove Cove
    • Echo Glen [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Glen
      • Echo Glen [Houston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Glen
    • Fairystone [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairystone
      • Fairystone [Bibb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairystone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairystone
    • Forest Pointe [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Pointe
      • Forest Pointe [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Pointe
    • Hickory Woods [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Woods
      • Hickory Woods [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Woods
    • Hidden Oaks [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Oaks
      • Hidden Oaks [Houston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Oaks
    • Holly Bluff [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Bluff
      • Holly Bluff [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Bluff
    • Honey Ridge Plantation [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Ridge Plantation
      • Honey Ridge Plantation [Houston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Ridge Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Ridge Plantation
    • Hunters Ridge [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Ridge
      • Hunters Ridge [Houston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Ridge
    • Kings Crossing [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Crossing
      • Kings Crossing [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Crossing
    • Liberty View [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty View
      • Liberty View [Bibb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty View
    • Quail Meadow [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Meadow
      • Quail Meadow [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Meadow
    • Quail Run [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Run
      • Quail Run [Houston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Run
    • Rutland [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Bibb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Elberta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland
    • Three Oaks [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Oaks
      • Three Oaks [Bibb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Oaks
    • Turtle Creek [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Creek
      • Turtle Creek [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Elberta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Creek

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 Elberta. 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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    • Duane Allman     (Musician)
      • Full name: Howard Duane Allman
      • Musician. He was born in Nashville (TN) on November 20, 1946 (a Wednesday) and died in Macon (GA) on October 29, 1971 (a Friday) at the age of 24. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Elberta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<6>
    • Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter     (Astronaut)
    • Charles Coburn     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (GA) on June 19, 1877 (a Tueday) and died on August 30, 1961 (a Wednesday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Elberta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Coburn<6>
    • James 'Sweetie' Jones     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (GA) on August 6, 1941 (a Wednesday) and died in Macon (GA) on July 21, 2004 (a Wednesday) at the age of 62. He is buried at Macon Memorial Park (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Elberta.
      • Macon is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Elberta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Sweetie' Jones<6>
    • Harold Lucas McLinton     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fort Valley (GA) on July 1, 1947 (a Tueday) and died in Washington, DC on October 31, 1980 (a Friday) at the age of 33. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Fort Valley is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Elberta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Lucas McLinton<6>
    • George Reed     (Actor)
      • Full name: George Henry Reed
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (GA) on November 27, 1866 (a Tueday) and died in Woodland Hills (CA) on November 6, 1952 (a Thursday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Macon is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Elberta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Reed<6>
    • Demaryius Thomas     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Montrose (GA) on December 25, 1987 (a Friday) and died in Roswell (GA) on December 9, 2021 (a Thursday) at the age of 34.
      • Montrose is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Elberta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Demaryius Thomas<6>

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

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

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    • Perry, which is the Seat of Houston County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Elberta to Perry, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 566 miles [910.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,456 miles [10,389.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,152 miles [11,510 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,033 miles [8,099.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncountyga.com/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elberta) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elberta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6593, Longitude: -83.6188       In this case, the coordinates for Elberta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Elberta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Elberta 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.
<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 Elberta 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 311.759 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.954 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.253 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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