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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 Sunny Point, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sunny Point 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 Sunny Point:
    • 33.094567, -85.057439
    • 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 Sunny Point
  • 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 Sunny Point ...

We have found two communities that share the name Sunny Point.

Within Georgia, the name Sunny Point is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • Cherokee County
      • This Sunny Point is located in Cherokee County and lies 142 miles [228.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Sunny Point that is located in Troup County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Sunny Point.
    • Virginia
      • Russell County
      • This Sunny Point is located in Russell County and lies 298 miles [479.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Sunny Point that is located in Troup County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Russell County community of Sunny Point.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunny Point ...

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.

  • Beaver Cove [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Cove
    • Beaver Cove [Troup County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunny Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Cove
  • Creek Ridge [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creek Ridge
    • Creek Ridge [Troup County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Sunny Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creek Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creek Ridge
  • Eagles Rest [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagles Rest
    • Eagles Rest [Troup County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Sunny Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagles Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagles Rest
  • Hillcrest [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest [Troup County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Sunny Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
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    • Holly Hill [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hill
      • Holly Hill [Troup County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sunny Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hill
    • Meadowlands [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowlands
      • Meadowlands [Troup County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Sunny Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowlands
    • Mooty Ferry [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooty Ferry
      • Mooty Ferry [Troup County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunny Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooty Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooty Ferry
    • Riverview [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Troup County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunny Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Riverwood [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverwood
      • Riverwood [Troup County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Sunny Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverwood
    • Sassafrass Hills [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sassafrass Hills
      • Sassafrass Hills [Troup County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sunny Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sassafrass Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafrass Hills
    • View Pointe [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for View Pointe
      • View Pointe [Troup County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Sunny Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for View Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on View Pointe
    • Wildwood [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Troup County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sunny Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Sunny Point. 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 ...
    • Vern Gosdin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Woodland (AL) on August 5, 1934 (a Sunday) and died in Nashville (TN) on April 28, 2009 (a Tueday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Woodland is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Sunny Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vern Gosdin<3>
    • Hal Herring     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lanett (AL) on February 24, 1924 (a Sunday) and died in Cumming (GA) on February 9, 2014 (a Sunday) at the age of 90. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Lanett is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Sunny Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<3>
    • Joe Louis     (Professional boxer)
      • Born: Joseph Louis Barrow
      • Professional boxer. He was born in LaFayette (AL) on May 13, 1914 (a Wednesday) and died in Paradise (NV) on April 12, 1981 (a Sunday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • LaFayette is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Sunny Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Louis<3>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Sunny Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin D. Roosevelt<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • LaGrange, which is the Seat of Troup County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 59 miles [95 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Sunny Point to Atlanta, with an average speed<4> 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 600 miles [965.6 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 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,078 miles [8,172.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Troup County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Troup County: www.troupcountyga.org/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Sunny Point) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunny Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0946, Longitude: -85.0574       In this case, the coordinates for Sunny Point 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>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.
<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 Sunny Point 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 312.615 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.003 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.701 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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