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Musket Ridge, Georgia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dallas [Map], which is the Seat of Paulding County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Atlanta [Map], which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Musket Ridge to Atlanta, with an average speed<2> 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 550 miles [885.1 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 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,447 miles [10,375.4 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 7,152 miles [11,510 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,029 miles [8,093.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Musket Ridge ...

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   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Musket Ridge   [Map]
California   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cross Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Gold Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hardy Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hart Circle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Hearthwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hidden Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lost Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Powder Creek Crossing   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spanish Trails   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Timberchase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Twelve Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Wildwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wood Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [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 Musket Ridge. 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.

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Musket Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<7>
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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Musket Ridge

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Musket Ridge

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Musket Ridge

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Musket Ridge

Rome [Map] is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the northwest of Musket Ridge

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Musket Ridge

Atlanta [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Musket Ridge

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Musket Ridge
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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Musket Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Lou Williams

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Paulding County

About Georgia

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Musket Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9373, Longitude: -84.7902     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Musket Ridge 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 Musket Ridge 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 312.499 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.986 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.40 degrees.

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<7>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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Musket Ridge.


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