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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 Pecan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pecan 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 Pecan:
    • 31.640723, -84.992149
    • 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 Pecan
  • 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 Pecan ...

We found four communities that share the name Pecan.

Within Georgia, the name Pecan is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Putnam County
      • This Pecan is located in Putnam County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Pecan that is located in Clay County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Pecan.
    • Louisiana
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Pecan [Natchitoches Parish].
    • Mississippi
      • Jackson County
      • This Pecan is located in Jackson County and lies 219 miles [352.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Pecan that is located in Clay County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Pecan.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Venango County
      • This Pecan is located in Venango County and lies 726 miles [1,168.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Pecan that is located in Clay County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Venango County community of Pecan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pecan ...

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.

  • Bass Store
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass Store have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass Store
    • Bass Store is located in Randolph County
  • Cotton Hill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hill
    • Cotton Hill is located in Clay County
  • Crossroads
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads is located in Quitman County
  • Days Crossroads
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Days Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Days Crossroads
    • Days Crossroads is located in Clay County
  • Grubb ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grubb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grubb
    • Grubb is located in Randolph County
  • Hatcher
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatcher
    • Hatcher is located in Quitman County
  • Jeff
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff
    • Jeff is located in Clay County
  • Jones Crossing
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
    • Jones Crossing is located in Clay County
  • Screamer
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screamer
    • Screamer is located in Henry County (AL)
  • Shorterville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shorterville
    • Shorterville is located in Henry County (AL)
  • Springvale Station
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springvale Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springvale Station
    • Springvale Station is located in Randolph County

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

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

  • Fort Gaines, which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Pecan to Atlanta, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,563 miles [10,562.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,258 miles [11,680.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pecan) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pecan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6407, Longitude: -84.9921       In this case, the coordinates for Pecan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Pecan 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.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Pecan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.492 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.658 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.996 degrees.









 

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