By browsing RoadsideThoughts, you acknowledge our use of cookies. Please refer to our Privacy page for details.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Etta, Georgia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other GA
Communities

 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Georgia
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Georgia

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Etta 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 Etta 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<1> community of Etta once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Etta to:

  • Dallas [Map], which is the Seat of Paulding County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Atlanta [Map], which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Etta to Atlanta, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 547 miles [880.3 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 22 days and walking would take 31 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,445 miles [10,372.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,150 miles [11,506.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,027 miles [8,090.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Etta ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Etta.

While the name Etta is unique within Georgia, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Georgia

Jump ahead to ...

 ArkansasOklahoma  
 CaliforniaSouth Carolina  
 MississippiSouth Dakota  
 MissouriVirginia  

Arkansas

Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Etta, Hot Spring County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the West

California

Sierra County

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

Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Etta, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the West

Missouri

Boone County

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

- Return to top

Oklahoma

Cherokee County

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

- Return to top

South Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Etta, Cherokee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

South Dakota

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

- Return to top

Virginia

Caroline County

Our profile page for Etta, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Curious and Interesting Names Near Etta ...

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.

Acorn Tree   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Etta   [Map]
Cedar Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cross Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Cross Roads   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crowville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hidden Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Lost Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Musket Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Rock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Rock Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Spanish Trails   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Story (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Twelve Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wildwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Windmill Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Wood Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Etta. 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.

Gypsy Abbott
  Actress. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday January 31, 1896 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday July 25, 1952 at an age of 56.

Atlanta [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Etta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gypsy Abbott<9>
 
Lew Bush     (Lewis Fitzgerald Bush)
  Professional football. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday December 2, 1969 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday December 8, 2011 at an age of 42. He was buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].

Atlanta [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Etta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush
 
Dee Clark     (Born as Delectus Clark)
  Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at an age of 52. He was buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Smyrna [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Etta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark
 
Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Born as Charles Arthur Floyd)
  Crime figure. He was born in Adairsville (Georgia) on Wednesday February 3, 1904 and died in East Liverpool (Ohio) on Monday October 22, 1934 at an age of 30. He was buried at Akins Cemetery (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Adairsville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Etta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd
 
Art Gillham
  Musician, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Tueday January 1, 1895 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday June 6, 1961 at an age of 66.

Atlanta [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Etta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Gillham
 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  Social reformer, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday January 15, 1929 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 4, 1968 at an age of 39.

Atlanta [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Etta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Whitman Mayo     (Whitman Blount Mayo)
  Actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Saturday November 15, 1930 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday May 22, 2001 at an age of 70.

Atlanta [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Etta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Whitman Mayo
 
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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Etta

Rome [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Etta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon
 
Duke Pearson     (Born as Columbus Calvin Pearson, Jr.)
  Musician. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Wednesday August 17, 1932 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Monday August 4, 1980 at an age of 48. He was buried at South View Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia) [Map].

Atlanta [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Etta

Atlanta [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Etta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duke Pearson
 
Julia Roberts     (Julia Fiona Roberts)
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Smyrna (Georgia) on Saturday October 28, 1967

Smyrna [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Etta
 
Mary Lou Williams     (Born as Mary Elfrieda Scruggs)
  Pianist, composer. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Sunday May 8, 1910 and died in Durham (North Carolina) on Thursday May 28, 1981 at an age of 71. She was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Atlanta [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Etta

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lou Williams

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community located in Georgia

About Paulding County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Paulding County: www.paulding.gov/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Etta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Etta. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Etta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Etta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9918, Longitude: -84.7927     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Etta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<3>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.

- Return to Citation

<4>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 Etta to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.502 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.998 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.388 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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 Etta 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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Etta.



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   GA
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 15 Jul 2018
By John Hall