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Pantertown, Georgia

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Pantertown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pantertown and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Pantertown

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Pantertown. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Pantertown.

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Fannin County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Fannin County

Since Pantertown is near Polk County and also Cherokee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Polk County

Sighting report for Cherokee County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pantertown ...

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.

Belltown [Polk County] lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Pantertown

Link to Google Map centered on Belltown

Burger Town [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Pantertown

Link to Google Map centered on Burger Town

Copperhill [Polk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Pantertown

Link to Google Map centered on Copperhill

Ducktown [Polk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Pantertown

Link to Google Map centered on Ducktown

Fry lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Pantertown

Link to Google Map centered on Fry

Hothouse lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Pantertown

Link to Google Map centered on Hothouse

Jonestown lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Pantertown

Link to Google Map centered on Jonestown

Kingtown lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Pantertown

Link to Google Map centered on Kingtown

Pierceville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pantertown

Link to Google Map centered on Pierceville

Union lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Pantertown

Link to Google Map centered on Union

Wolf Creek [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pantertown

Link to Google Map centered on Wolf Creek

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 Pantertown. 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.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Liberty (North Carolina) on Friday October 6, 1922 and died in Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) on Tueday February 15, 2011 at the age of 88. He is buried at Bixby Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).

Liberty is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Pantertown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Frazier<2>

Musician. He was born in Tellico Plains (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 1927 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday September 30, 2006 at the age of 79.

Tellico Plains is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Pantertown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves<2>

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

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

  • Blue Ridge, which is the Seat of Fannin County, lies just to the South.
  • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Pantertown to Atlanta, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 485 miles [780.5 km]<1> to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,380 miles [10,267.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,087 miles [11,405.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,964 miles [7,988.8 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Fannin County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pantertown) 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 Pantertown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pantertown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pantertown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9865, Longitude: -84.3483     [Map].
<2>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:
<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.
<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 Pantertown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.275 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.877 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.965 degrees.






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