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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Shellman once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Shellman to:

  • Cartersville [Map], which is the Seat of Bartow County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Atlanta [Map], which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Shellman to Atlanta, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 545 miles [877.1 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 22 days and walking would take 31 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,442 miles [10,367.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,148 miles [11,503.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,025 miles [8,087 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Shellman ...

Within Georgia, there is just one other community named Shellman.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shellman ...

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.

Cartersville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Shellman   [Map]
Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Ford (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Indian Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Iron Stab   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jones Heights   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Ladds   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mission Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rodgers   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shallwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wildwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Shellman. 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.

Dee Clark     (Born as Delectus Clark)
  Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at an age of 52. He was buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Smyrna [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Shellman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<8>
Thomas Andrew 'Georgia Tom' Dorsey
  Composer, arranger. He was born in Villa Rica (Georgia) on Saturday July 1, 1899 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday January 23, 1993 at an age of 93. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Villa Rica [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Shellman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Andrew 'Georgia Tom' Dorsey
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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Shellman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd
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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Shellman

Rome [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Shellman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon
Julia Roberts     (Julia Fiona Roberts)
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Smyrna (Georgia) on Saturday October 28, 1967

Smyrna [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Shellman
Richard Wilson     (Born as Richard C. Williams)
  Professional wrestler. He was born in Marietta (Georgia) on Saturday October 16, 1965 and died in Marietta (Georgia) on Tueday February 23, 1999 at an age of 33. He was buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Shellman

Marietta [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Shellman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Wilson
Richard C. Wilson
  Professional wrestler. He was born in Marietta (Georgia) on Saturday October 16, 1965 and died in Marietta (Georgia) on Tueday February 23, 1999 at an age of 33. He was buried at Georgia Memorial Park (Cobb County, Georgia) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Shellman

Marietta [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Shellman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard C. Wilson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Bartow County

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Shellman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Shellman. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shellman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shellman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1270, Longitude: -84.8866     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shellman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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<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 Shellman to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.564 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.088 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.393 degrees.

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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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