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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Etta to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Virginia

Caroline County

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

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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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from 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).

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<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.

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<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.

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

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

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

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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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Etta.