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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 Good, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Good and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Good:
    • 35.255402, -81.707320
    • 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 Good
  • 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 Good ...

We have found five communities that share the name Good.

There is one other community in North Carolina which is also named Good.

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

  • Communities Located In North Carolina ...
    • Chatham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Good [Chatham County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Oklahoma
      • Choctaw County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Good [Choctaw County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Good [Franklin County].
    • Virginia
      • Frederick County
      • This Good is located in Frederick County and lies 337 miles [542.3 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Good that is located in Cleveland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Good.
    • West Virginia
      • Hampshire County
      • This Good is located in Hampshire County and lies 337 miles [542.3 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Good that is located in Cleveland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampshire County community of Good.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Good ...

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.

  • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Good
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<4>
  • Byersville [Cleveland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byersville
    • Byersville [Cleveland County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Good
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwinsville
    • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Good
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
    • Flint Hill [Cleveland County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Good
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Green [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green
      • Green [Cleveland County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Good
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Henrietta [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrietta
      • Henrietta [Rutherford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Good
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrietta
    • Jones Ferry [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Ferry
      • Jones Ferry [Cleveland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Good
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Ferry
    • Poplar Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Cleveland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Good
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Shanghai [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanghai
      • Shanghai [Cleveland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Good
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanghai have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shanghai

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 Good. 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.

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    • Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Stanley (NC) on March 6, 1933 (a Monday) and died in Gastonia (NC) on December 16, 2004 (a Thursday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Gaston Memorial Park (Gaston County, North Carolina).
      • Stanley is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the east of Good.
      • Gastonia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Good.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy<6>
    • Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Laurens (SC) on February 12, 1900 (a Monday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on October 12, 1974 (a Saturday) at the age of 74.
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Good.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<6>
    • Edward Jones Borom     (Major League Baseball)
    • Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Caroleen (NC) on February 6, 1927 (a Sunday) and died in Rutherfordton (NC) on September 15, 1991 (a Sunday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Rutherford County, North Carolina).
      • Caroleen is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Good.
      • Rutherfordton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Good.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess<6>
    • Tommy Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (SC) on November 9, 1949 (a Wednesday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on April 28, 1980 (a Monday) at the age of 30. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Good.
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Good.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<6>
    • Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (SC) on November 13, 1947 (a Thursday) and died in Moore (SC) on February 25, 1993 (a Thursday) at the age of 45. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Good.
      • Moore is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest of Good.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<6>
    • Hal England     (Actor)
    • Art Fowler     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Converse (SC) on July 3, 1922 (a Monday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on January 29, 2007 (a Monday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Converse is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Good.
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Good.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<6>
    • Donald Eugene Gibson     (Songwriter, musician)
      • Songwriter, musician. He was born in Shelby (NC) on April 3, 1928 (a Tueday) and died in Nashville (TN) on November 17, 2003 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Sunset Cemetery (Cleveland County, North Carolina).
      • Shelby is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Good.
    • Eddie Jackson     (Singer)
    • James R. Packard     (Race car driver)
    • Earl Scruggs     (Musician)
      • Full name: Earl Eugene Scruggs
      • Musician. He was born in Flint Hill (NC) on January 6, 1924 (a Sunday) and died in Nashville (TN) on March 28, 2012 (a Wednesday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Flint Hill is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Good.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Scruggs<6>
    • Bobby Thompson     (Musician)
      • Full name: Robert Clark Thompson
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (SC) on July 5, 1937 (a Monday) and died in Franklin (TN) on May 18, 2005 (a Wednesday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Willow Grove Cemetery (Trousdale County, Tennessee).
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Good.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Thompson<6>

How Far From Good 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 Good 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<7> community of Good once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Good and extending to:

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    • Shelby, which is the Seat of Cleveland County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Good to Shelby, with an average speed<8> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 176 miles [283.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 359 miles [577.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,256 miles [10,068.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,957 miles [11,196.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,836 miles [7,782.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<12>

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About Cleveland County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cleveland County: www.clevelandcounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Good 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 county. 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.
<2>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- Good) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Good. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2554, Longitude: -81.7073       In this case, the coordinates for Good have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>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.
<7>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 Good, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<8>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.
<9>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 Good to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.723 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.132 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.835 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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