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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 Goose Hollow, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Goose Hollow 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 Goose Hollow:
    • 34.343780, -78.405839
    • 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 Goose Hollow
  • 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 Goose Hollow ...

We have found three communities that share the name Goose Hollow.

Within North Carolina, the name Goose Hollow is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Drew County
      • This Goose Hollow is located in Drew County and lies 772 miles [1,242.4 km]<1> to the west of the Goose Hollow that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Hollow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Drew County community of Goose Hollow.
    • Maryland
      • Kent County
      • This Goose Hollow is located in Kent County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Goose Hollow that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Hollow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Goose Hollow.
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Goose Hollow is located in Grafton County and lies 752 miles [1,210.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Goose Hollow that is located in Columbus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Hollow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Goose Hollow.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Goose Hollow ...

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 Curve [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Curve
    • Big Curve [Columbus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Goose Hollow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Curve have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Curve
  • Bolton [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
    • Bolton [Columbus County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Goose Hollow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolton<3>
  • Byrdville [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrdville
    • Byrdville [Columbus County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Goose Hollow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrdville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrdville
  • Carvers [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carvers
    • Carvers [Bladen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Goose Hollow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carvers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carvers
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Council [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council
      • Council [Bladen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Goose Hollow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Council have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council
    • Freeman [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
      • Freeman [Columbus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Goose Hollow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
    • Kelly [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Bladen County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Goose Hollow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • Red Hill [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Bladen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Goose Hollow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Ricefield [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ricefield
      • Ricefield [Columbus County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Goose Hollow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ricefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ricefield

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 Goose Hollow. 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 ...
    • A.R. Ammons     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Whiteville (North Carolina) on Friday February 26, 1926 and died in Ithaca (New York) on Monday February 26, 2001 at the age of 75. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
      • Whiteville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Goose Hollow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: A.R. Ammons<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Whiteville, which is the Seat of Columbus County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Goose Hollow to Whiteville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 323 miles [519.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,152 miles [9,900.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,840 miles [11,007.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,725 miles [7,604.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Columbus County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbus County: www.columbusco.org/main

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Goose Hollow) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goose Hollow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3438, Longitude: -78.4058       In this case, the coordinates for Goose Hollow 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Goose Hollow 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 308.845 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.846 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.849 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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