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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 Youngcane, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Youngcane 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 Youngcane:
    • 34.832587, -84.078802
    • 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 Youngcane
  • 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 Youngcane ...

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.

  • Canal Lake [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canal Lake
    • Canal Lake [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Youngcane
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 23,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canal Lake
  • Hemp [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemp
    • Hemp [Fannin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Youngcane
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,647 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemp
  • Jones Creek [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Creek
    • Jones Creek [Union County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Youngcane
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Creek
  • Maple Grove [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
    • Maple Grove [Fannin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Youngcane
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
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    • Mashburn Mill [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashburn Mill
      • Mashburn Mill [Fannin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Youngcane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mashburn Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mashburn Mill
    • Otto [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
      • Otto [Union County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Youngcane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Owltown [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owltown
      • Owltown [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Youngcane
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owltown
    • Pleasant Grove [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Youngcane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Pleasant Hill [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Youngcane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Rogers [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Union County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Youngcane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sparks Mill [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparks Mill
      • Sparks Mill [Fannin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Youngcane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparks Mill
    • Sugar Hill [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [Fannin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Youngcane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill

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 Youngcane. 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 ...
    • Joe Frazier     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Liberty (NC) on October 6, 1922 (a Friday) and died in Broken Arrow (OK) on February 15, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Bixby Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
      • Liberty is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Youngcane.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Frazier<3>
    • William Lamar 'Billy' Lothridge     (Professional football)

How Far From Youngcane 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 Youngcane 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<4> community of Youngcane once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Youngcane and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Blairsville, which is the Seat of Union County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 76 miles [122.3 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Youngcane to Atlanta, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 479 miles [770.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,376 miles [10,261.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,082 miles [11,397.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,959 miles [7,980.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Union County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Union County: www.unioncounty.gov/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Youngcane) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Youngcane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8326, Longitude: -84.0788       In this case, the coordinates for Youngcane 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>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 Youngcane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>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.
<6>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 Youngcane to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.11 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.665 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.895 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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