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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Iron City 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 town such as Iron City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Donalsonville [Map], which is the Seat of Seminole County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Atlanta [Map], which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 190 miles [305.8 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Iron City to Atlanta, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 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 7,276 miles [11,709.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,159 miles [8,302.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Iron City ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Iron City.

Within Georgia, there is just one other community named Iron City. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - with 8 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Georgia

Communities outside of Georgia


Communities Outside of Georgia

Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Iron City, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the North Northwest

Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Iron City, Chaffee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,326 miles [2,134 km] to the West Northwest

Ohio

Logan County

Our profile page for Iron City, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the North

Pennsylvania

Clarion County

Our profile page for Iron City, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the North Northeast

Forest County

Our profile page for Iron City, Forest County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Iron City, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North Northwest

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Utah

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Iron City ...

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.

Enterprise   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Iron City   [Map]
Floydtown (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Horns Cross Road (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Little Hope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Riverturn   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Spooner (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Steam Mill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Twilight (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Iron City. 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.

Faye Dunaway
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Bascom (Florida) on Tueday January 14, 1941

Bascom [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Iron City
 
Dave Monroe Edwards
  Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at an age of 77.

Columbia [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Iron City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 starting in Iron City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Iron City) 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 Iron City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Iron City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0135, Longitude: -84.8130     [Map].

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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 Iron City 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 312.347 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.404 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.063 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 Iron City, 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 Iron City 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Iron City.



 
 
 

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