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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Garden City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Garden City 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 Garden City:
    • 37.231805, -79.928370
    • 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 Garden City
  • 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 Garden City ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Garden City.

There are two communities within Virginia that are also named Garden City.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • Arlington County
      • This Garden City is located in Arlington County and lies 190 miles [305.8 km]<1> to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arlington County community of Garden City.
    • Hampton City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Garden City [Hampton City].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cullman County
      • This Garden City is located in Cullman County and lies 442 miles [711.3 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cullman County community of Garden City.
    • Colorado
      • Weld County
      • This Garden City is located in Weld County and lies 1,345 miles [2,164.6 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weld County community of Garden City.
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Connecticut community of Garden City [New Haven County].
    • Florida
      • Duval County
      • This Garden City is located in Duval County and lies 479 miles [770.9 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duval County community of Garden City.
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Garden City is located in Hillsborough County and lies 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Garden City.
      • Okaloosa County
      • This Garden City is located in Okaloosa County and lies 581 miles [935 km] to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Okaloosa County community of Garden City.
    • Georgia
      • Chatham County
      • This Garden City is located in Chatham County and lies 360 miles [579.4 km]<1> to the south southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Garden City.
    • Idaho
      • Ada County
      • This Garden City is located in Ada County and lies 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ada County community of Garden City.
      • Custer County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Garden City [Custer County].
    • Indiana
      • Bartholomew County
      • This Garden City is located in Bartholomew County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bartholomew County community of Garden City.
      • Saint Joseph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Garden City [Saint Joseph County].
    • Iowa
      • Hardin County
      • This Garden City is located in Hardin County and lies 793 miles [1,276.2 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Garden City.
    • Kansas
      • Finney County
      • This Garden City is located in Finney County and lies 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Finney County community of Garden City.
      • Harvey County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Garden City [Harvey County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • This Garden City is located in Saint Mary Parish and lies 839 miles [1,350.2 km]<1> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary Parish community of Garden City.
    • Michigan
      • Berrien County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Garden City [Berrien County].
      • Wayne County
      • This Garden City is located in Wayne County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<1> to the north northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Garden City.
    • Minnesota
      • Blue Earth County
      • This Garden City is located in Blue Earth County and lies 880 miles [1,416.2 km]<1> to the northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blue Earth County community of Garden City.
    • Mississippi
      • Franklin County
      • This Garden City is located in Franklin County and lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Garden City.
    • Missouri
      • Cass County
      • This Garden City is located in Cass County and lies 782 miles [1,258.5 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Garden City.
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • This Garden City is located in Gloucester County and lies 315 miles [506.9 km]<1> to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Garden City.
    • New York
      • Nassau County
      • This Garden City is located in Nassau County and lies 414 miles [666.3 km]<1> to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nassau County community of Garden City.
      • Queens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Garden City [Queens County].
    • North Carolina
      • McDowell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Garden City [McDowell County].
    • Ohio
      • Scioto County
      • This Garden City is located in Scioto County and lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<1> to the northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scioto County community of Garden City.
    • Oklahoma
      • Tulsa County
      • This Garden City is located in Tulsa County and lies 892 miles [1,435.5 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulsa County community of Garden City.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Garden City is located in Allegheny County and lies 222 miles [357.3 km]<1> to the north.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Garden City.
      • Delaware County
      • This Garden City is located in Delaware County and lies 306 miles [492.5 km] to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Garden City.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Garden City is located in Providence County and lies 548 miles [881.9 km]<1> to the northeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Garden City.
    • South Carolina
      • Horry County
      • This Garden City is located in Horry County and lies 256 miles [412 km]<1> to the south.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Garden City.
    • South Dakota
      • Clark County
      • This Garden City is located in Clark County and lies 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km]<1> to the northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Garden City.
    • Texas
      • Glasscock County
      • This Garden City is located in Glasscock County and lies 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glasscock County community of Garden City.
      • Harris County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Garden City [Harris County].
    • Utah
      • Rich County
      • This Garden City is located in Rich County and lies 1,696 miles [2,729.4 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rich County community of Garden City.
      • Salt Lake County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Garden City [Salt Lake County].
    • Washington
      • Grays Harbor County
      • This Garden City is located in Grays Harbor County and lies 2,289 miles [3,683.8 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grays Harbor County community of Garden City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Garden City ...

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.

  • Castle Hill [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Hill
    • Castle Hill [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Garden City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hill
  • Cedar Bluff [Roanoke City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Garden City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
  • Chestnut Hills [Roanoke City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hills
    • Chestnut Hills [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Garden City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hills
  • Clearbrook [Roanoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearbrook
    • Clearbrook [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Garden City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearbrook
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    • Crescent Heights [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Heights
      • Crescent Heights [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Heights
    • Crystal Spring [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Spring
      • Crystal Spring [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Spring
    • Dundee [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
      • Dundee [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
    • Foxfire [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxfire
      • Foxfire [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxfire have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxfire
    • Green Valley [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
      • Green Valley [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
    • Greenland Hills [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland Hills
      • Greenland Hills [Roanoke City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenland Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland Hills
    • Homeland Hills [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeland Hills
      • Homeland Hills [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homeland Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeland Hills
    • Hunting Hills [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunting Hills
      • Hunting Hills [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunting Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunting Hills
    • Jamestown Place [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown Place
      • Jamestown Place [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown Place
    • Janette Land [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janette Land
      • Janette Land [Roanoke City] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janette Land have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janette Land
    • Lemon Dell [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemon Dell
      • Lemon Dell [Roanoke City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemon Dell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemon Dell
    • Leslie [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
    • Lilly View [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilly View
      • Lilly View [Roanoke City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lilly View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilly View
    • Lincoln Court [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Court
      • Lincoln Court [Roanoke City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Court have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Court
    • Mayflower Hills [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayflower Hills
      • Mayflower Hills [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayflower Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayflower Hills
    • Mount Pleasant [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Roanoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Mountain View [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Roanoke City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Narrows [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Roanoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
    • Peakwood Hills [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peakwood Hills
      • Peakwood Hills [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peakwood Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peakwood Hills
    • River Edge [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Edge
      • River Edge [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Edge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Edge
    • Virginia Heights [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Heights
      • Virginia Heights [Roanoke City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Heights
    • Wildwood [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Woods Crossing [Roanoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Crossing
      • Woods Crossing [Roanoke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Crossing
    • Yellowstone [Roanoke City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowstone
      • Yellowstone [Roanoke City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Garden City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowstone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellowstone

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 Garden City. 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 ...
    • Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Elliston (VA) on June 4, 1886 (a Friday) and died in Roanoke (VA) on February 11, 1968 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Sherwood Burial Park (Salem City, Virginia).
      • Elliston is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Garden City.
      • Roanoke is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north of Garden City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.<5>
    • Charles W. 'the Black Cyclone' Follis     (Played both professional football and baseball)
    • Mary Johnston     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Buchanan (VA) on November 21, 1870 (a Monday) and died in Warm Springs (VA) on May 9, 1936 (a Saturday) at the age of 65. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Buchanan is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Garden City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Johnston<5>
    • Henry King     (Director)

How Far From Garden City to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Garden City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Garden City to Richmond, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 194 miles [312.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,092 miles [9,804.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,797 miles [10,938.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,674 miles [7,522.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.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- Garden City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Garden City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Garden CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garden City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2318, Longitude: -79.9284       In this case, the coordinates for Garden City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Garden City could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 Garden City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Garden City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.666 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.211 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.51 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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