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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 Gough, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gough 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 Gough:
    • 33.090859, -82.226763
    • 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 Gough
  • 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 Gough ...

We have found two communities that share the name Gough.

Within Georgia, the name Gough is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Gough [Berkeley County].
    • Texas
      • Delta County
      • This Gough is located in Delta County and lies 783 miles [1,260.1 km]<2> to the west of the Gough that is located in Burke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gough
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of Gough.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gough ...

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.

  • Bath [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
    • Bath [Richmond County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Gough
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
  • Birdsville [Jenkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdsville
    • Birdsville [Jenkins County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Gough
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdsville
  • Drone [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drone
    • Drone [Burke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Gough
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 14,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drone
  • Dyes Crossroad [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyes Crossroad
    • Dyes Crossroad [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Gough
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyes Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyes Crossroad
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    • Edie [Richmond County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edie
      • Edie [Richmond County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Gough
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gertrude [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gertrude
      • Gertrude [Burke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Gough
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gertrude have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gertrude
    • Hatchers Store [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatchers Store
      • Hatchers Store [Burke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Gough
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatchers Store have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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]<2> to the northeast of Gough
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Louisville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Gough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<4>
    • Noah [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noah
      • Noah [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Gough
      • Noah has also been known as:
      • Noah Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noah

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 Gough. 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)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday January 12, 1971 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the age of 38. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Augusta is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Gough.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<5>
    • Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Davisboro (Georgia) on Saturday August 30, 1941 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Thursday March 18, 1976 at the age of 34. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Davisboro is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Gough.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson<5>
    • William Henry Peck     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Thursday December 30, 1830 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday February 4, 1892 at the age of 61. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Augusta is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Gough.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry Peck<5>
    • Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant     (Social reformer, civil rights activist)
      • Social reformer, civil rights activist. She was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday August 19, 1817 and died in San Francisco (California) on Monday January 11, 1904 at the age of 86. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Augusta is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Gough.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Waynesboro, which is the Seat of Burke County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Gough to Waynesboro, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,376 miles [10,261.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,069 miles [11,376.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,951 miles [7,967.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Burke County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gough. 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>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Gough 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Gough) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gough. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GoughOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gough. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0909, Longitude: -82.2268    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Gough to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.98 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.118 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.625 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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