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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 Gooseneck, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gooseneck 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 Gooseneck:
    • 34.343224, -78.177497
    • 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 Gooseneck
  • 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 Gooseneck ...

We have found three communities that share the name Gooseneck.

Within North Carolina, the name Gooseneck is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Anderson County
      • This Gooseneck is located in Anderson County and lies 354 miles [569.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gooseneck that is located in Brunswick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooseneck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Gooseneck.
      • Blount County
      • This Gooseneck is located in Blount County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km] to the west northwest of the Gooseneck that is located in Brunswick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooseneck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Gooseneck.
    • Washington
      • Klickitat County
      • This Gooseneck is located in Klickitat County and lies 2,365 miles [3,806.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gooseneck that is located in Brunswick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooseneck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Klickitat County community of Gooseneck.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gooseneck ...

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.

  • Acme [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
    • Acme [Columbus County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Gooseneck
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
  • Byrdville [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrdville
    • Byrdville [Columbus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Gooseneck
    • 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
  • Delco [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delco
    • Delco [Columbus County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gooseneck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delco<3>
  • Freeman [Columbus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
    • Freeman [Columbus County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gooseneck
    • 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
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Long Bluff Landing [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Bluff Landing
      • Long Bluff Landing [Pender County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Gooseneck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Bluff Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Bluff Landing
    • Prosper [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosper
      • Prosper [Columbus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gooseneck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prosper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosper
    • Red Star Camp [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Star Camp
      • Red Star Camp [Pender County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Gooseneck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Star Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Star Camp
    • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Creek
      • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Gooseneck
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Creek
    • Still Bluff [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Still Bluff
      • Still Bluff [Pender County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Gooseneck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Still Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Still Bluff

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 Gooseneck. 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)
      • Full name: Archie Randolph Ammons
      • Poet. He was born in Whiteville (NC) on February 26, 1926 (a Friday) and died in Ithaca (NY) on February 26, 2001 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Tompkins County, New York).
      • Whiteville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Gooseneck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: A.R. Ammons<4>
    • Charlie Daniels     (Musician, singer, songwriter)
      • Full name: Charles Edward Daniels
      • Musician, singer, songwriter. He was born in Wilmington (NC) on October 28, 1936 (a Wednesday) and died in Hermitage (TN) on July 6, 2020 (a Monday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens (Wilson County, Tennessee).
      • Wilmington is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Gooseneck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Daniels<4>
    • Anne Theresa Donovan     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. She was born in Ridgewood (NJ) on November 1, 1961 (a Wednesday) and died in Wilmington (NC) on June 13, 2018 (a Wednesday) at the age of 56. She is buried at Maryrest Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Wilmington is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Gooseneck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Theresa Donovan<4>
    • Floyd Lee Standifer, Jr.     (Musician)
    • George 'Possum' Whitted     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bolivia, which is the Seat of Brunswick County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Gooseneck to Bolivia, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 102 miles [164.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW). 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 320 miles [515 km] to the north (N). 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 6,142 miles [9,884.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,829 miles [10,990.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,715 miles [7,588.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within North Carolina

About Brunswick County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brunswick County: www.brunsco.net/

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gooseneck) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gooseneck. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3432, Longitude: -78.1775       In this case, the coordinates for Gooseneck 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 Gooseneck 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 308.718 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.70 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.765 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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