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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Rome [Map], which is the Seat of Floyd County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Relay to Rome, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 560 miles [901.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,457 miles [10,391.5 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 7,163 miles [11,527.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,040 miles [8,111.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Relay ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Relay.

While the name Relay is unique within Georgia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Georgia


Flagler County

Our profile page for Relay, Flagler County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the Southeast


Appanoose County

Our profile page for Relay, Appanoose County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Appanoose County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Baltimore County

Our profile page for Relay, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the Northeast


Menominee County

Our profile page for Relay, Menominee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Menominee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Our profile page for Relay   [Map]
Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the North

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York County

Our profile page for Relay, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Relay ...

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.

Boozeville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Relay   [Map]
Brewers (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cedartown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Chubbtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Fish   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fish Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grady (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Green   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hamlet (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Lake Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ridgedale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Six Mile   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Yancey (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [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 Relay. 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.

Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Born as Charles Arthur Floyd)
  Crime figure. He was born in Adairsville (Georgia) on Wednesday February 3, 1904 and died in East Liverpool (Ohio) on Monday October 22, 1934 at an age of 30. He was buried at Akins Cemetery (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Adairsville [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Relay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd<8>
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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Relay

Rome [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Relay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Relay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0990, Longitude: -85.1916     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Relay 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 Relay 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 312.744 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.292 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.521 degrees.

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<7>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 Relay 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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<8>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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