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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Etna.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Etna to:

  • Cedartown [Map], which is the Seat of Polk County, lies just to the East.
  • Atlanta [Map], which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Etna to Atlanta, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 573 miles [922.2 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,469 miles [10,410.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,176 miles [11,548.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,053 miles [8,132 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Etna ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Etna.

While the name Etna is unique within Georgia, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Georgia

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Arkansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Etna, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the West Northwest

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Etna, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,094 miles [3,370 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Coles County

Our profile page for Etna, Coles County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Whitley County

Our profile page for Etna, Whitley County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Etna, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the North

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Etna, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Etna, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Scotland County

Our profile page for Etna, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Etna, Custer County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km] to the Northwest

Ravalli County

Our profile page for Etna, Ravalli County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,725 miles [2,776.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Custer County

Our profile page for Etna, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Etna, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,645 miles [2,647.4 km] to the West Northwest

Pershing County

Our profile page for Etna, Pershing County
This community is historic.
Although located in Pershing County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Etna, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Etna, Bergen County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Bergen County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Tompkins County

Our profile page for Etna, Tompkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Macon County

Our profile page for Etna, Macon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Macon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Etna, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the North Northeast

Licking County

Our profile page for Etna, Licking County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Garfield County

Our profile page for Etna, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Jackson County

Our profile page for Etna, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,093 miles [3,368.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Etna, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Decatur County

Our profile page for Etna, Decatur County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the Northwest

Hickman County

Our profile page for Etna, Hickman County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hickman County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Etna, Cherokee County
This community is historic.
Although located in Cherokee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Box Elder County

Our profile page for Etna, Box Elder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Etna, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,110 miles [3,395.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Lewis County

Our profile page for Etna, Lewis County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lewis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wisconsin

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Etna, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Etna, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,509 miles [2,428.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Etna ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bauxite (AL)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Etna   [Map]
Caseyville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cave Spring   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedartown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Chubbtown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fearing (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Greenway (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Palestine (AL)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Gap (AL)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Prior   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock Run (AL)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Run Station (AL)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Sandy Springs (AL)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Treat (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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 Etna. 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.

Willard Lee Nixon
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (Georgia) on Sunday June 17, 1928 and died in Rome (Georgia) on Thursday December 14, 2000 at an age of 72. He was buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia) [Map].

Taylorsville [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Etna

Rome [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Etna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon<9>

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Polk County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.polkcountygeorgia.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Etna. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Etna) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Etna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0076, Longitude: -85.3955     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Etna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Etna to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.861 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.414 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.624 degrees.

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<7>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 Etna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Etna 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.

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<9>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.

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