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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 Rolston, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rolston 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 Rolston:
    • 34.673698, -84.344365
    • 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 Rolston
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rolston ...

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.

  • Big Creek [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
    • Big Creek [Gilmer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rolston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
  • Diamond [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
    • Diamond [Gilmer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rolston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
  • Licklog [Gilmer County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Licklog
    • Licklog [Gilmer County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rolston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Licklog have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Marion [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Gilmer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Pike [Gilmer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike
      • Pike [Gilmer County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Rolston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Quill [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quill
      • Quill [Gilmer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quill
    • Stanley Mill [Gilmer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley Mill
      • Stanley Mill [Gilmer County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rolston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Turniptown [Gilmer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turniptown
      • Turniptown [Gilmer County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turniptown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Rolston to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rolston to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ellijay, which is the Seat of Gilmer County and lies just to the West.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Rolston to Atlanta, with an average speed<3> 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 about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 498 miles [801.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,394 miles [10,290.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,101 miles [11,428 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,977 miles [8,009.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rolston. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rolston) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6737, Longitude: -84.3444       In this case, the coordinates for Rolston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Rolston 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 312.263 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.818 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.042 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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