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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 The Rock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to The Rock and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 The Rock:
    • 32.964019, -84.241029
    • 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 The Rock
  • 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 The Rock ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name The Rock.

Within Georgia, the name The Rock is unique.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Madison County
      • This The Rock is located in Madison County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of The Rock.
    • Florida
      • Hernando County
      • 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 Florida community of The Rock [Hernando County].
      • Hillsborough County
      • This The Rock is located in Hillsborough County and lies 371 miles [597.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of The Rock.
    • Illinois
      • Pope County
      • This The Rock is located in Pope County and lies 394 miles [634.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of The Rock.
    • Iowa
      • Cerro Gordo County
      • 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 Iowa community of The Rock [Cerro Gordo County].
    • Kansas
      • Cowley County
      • This The Rock is located in Cowley County and lies 782 miles [1,258.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cowley County community of The Rock.
      • Republic County
      • 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 Kansas community of The Rock [Republic County].
    • Kentucky
      • Graves County
      • 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 Kentucky community of The Rock [Graves County].
    • Louisiana
      • Grant Parish
      • This The Rock is located in Grant Parish and lies 504 miles [811.1 km]<1> to the west of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant Parish community of The Rock.
      • Rapides Parish
      • This The Rock is located in Rapides Parish and lies 507 miles [815.9 km] to the west of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rapides Parish community of The Rock.
      • Sabine Parish
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of The Rock [Sabine Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This The Rock is located in Cecil County and lies 643 miles [1,034.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of The Rock.
    • Massachusetts
      • Plymouth County
      • This The Rock is located in Plymouth County and lies 954 miles [1,535.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of The Rock.
    • Michigan
      • Delta County
      • This The Rock is located in Delta County and lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km]<1> to the north of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of The Rock.
    • Minnesota
      • Redwood County
      • 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 Minnesota community of The Rock [Redwood County].
    • Mississippi
      • Alcorn County
      • 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 Mississippi community of The Rock [Alcorn County].
    • Missouri
      • Vernon County
      • This The Rock is located in Vernon County and lies 674 miles [1,084.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of The Rock.
    • Ohio
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This The Rock is located in Tuscarawas County and lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of The Rock.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Schuylkill County
      • 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 Pennsylvania community of The Rock [Schuylkill County].
    • South Carolina
      • Pickens County
      • 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 South Carolina community of The Rock [Pickens County].
    • West Virginia
      • Mercer County
      • This The Rock is located in Mercer County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the The Rock that is located in Upson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of The Rock.

Curious and Interesting Names Near The Rock ...

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.

  • Clearwater Springs [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater Springs
    • Clearwater Springs [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of The Rock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearwater Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearwater Springs
  • Dog Crossing [Upson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dog Crossing
    • Dog Crossing [Upson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of The Rock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dog Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dog Crossing
  • Horns Crossroads [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horns Crossroads
    • Horns Crossroads [Lamar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of The Rock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horns Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horns Crossroads
  • Lincoln Park [Upson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
    • Lincoln Park [Upson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of The Rock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
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    • Logtown [Upson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Upson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of The Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logtown
    • Meansville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meansville
      • Meansville [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of The Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meansville<5>
    • Redbone [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbone
      • Redbone [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of The Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbone
    • Redbone Crossroads [Upson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbone Crossroads
      • Redbone Crossroads [Upson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of The Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbone Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbone Crossroads
    • Rest Haven [Upson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rest Haven
      • Rest Haven [Upson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of The Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rest Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rest Haven
    • Rose Hill [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of The Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Silvertown [Upson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silvertown
      • Silvertown [Upson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of The Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silvertown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silvertown

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 The Rock. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • William C. Hartman     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thomaston (GA) on March 17, 1915 (a Wednesday) and died in Athens (GA) on March 16, 2006 (a Thursday) at the age of 91. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Thomaston is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of The Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Hartman<6>
    • Greg McCrary, Sr.     (Professional football)
    • Eve Meyer     (Actress, producer, model)
      • Born: Evelyn Eugene Turner
      • Actress, producer, model. She was born in Griffin (GA) on December 13, 1928 (a Thursday) and died in San Cristobal de La Laguna (Spain) on March 27, 1977 (a Sunday) at the age of 48.
      • Griffin is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of The Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eve Meyer<6>
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt     (32nd President of the US (1933 - 1945, died in office due to illness))
      • Full name: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
      • 32nd President of the US (1933 - 1945, died in office due to illness). He was born in Hyde Park (NY) on January 30, 1882 (a Monday) and died in Warm Springs (GA) on April 12, 1945 (a Thursday) at the age of 63.
      • Warm Springs is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of The Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin D. Roosevelt<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Thomaston, which is the Seat of Upson County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 55 miles [88.5 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from The Rock to Atlanta, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 574 miles [923.8 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 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,469 miles [10,410.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,168 miles [11,535.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,048 miles [8,124 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Upson County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for The Rock. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- The Rock) 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 The Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from The RockOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9640, Longitude: -84.2410       In this case, the coordinates for The Rock 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 The Rock 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>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 The Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 The Rock to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.132 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.428 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.417 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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