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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 Hamlet, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hamlet 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 Hamlet:
    • 34.885209, -79.696014
    • 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 Hamlet
  • 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 Hamlet ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Hamlet.

Within North Carolina, the name Hamlet is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 24 communities, 23 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Tallapoosa County
      • This Hamlet is located in Tallapoosa County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tallapoosa County community of Hamlet.
    • Arkansas
      • Faulkner County
      • This Hamlet is located in Faulkner County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<1> to the west of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Faulkner County community of Hamlet.
    • California
      • Marin County
      • This Hamlet is located in Marin County and lies 2,387 miles [3,841.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marin County community of Hamlet.
    • Colorado
      • Pueblo County
      • This Hamlet is located in Pueblo County and lies 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pueblo County community of Hamlet.
    • Delaware
      • Kent County
      • This Hamlet is located in Kent County and lies 373 miles [600.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Hamlet.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Hamlet is located in Hillsborough County and lies 497 miles [799.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Hamlet.
    • Georgia
      • Polk County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Hamlet [Polk County].
    • Illinois
      • Mercer County
      • This Hamlet is located in Mercer County and lies 745 miles [1,199 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Hamlet.
    • Indiana
      • Starke County
      • This Hamlet is located in Starke County and lies 583 miles [938.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Starke County community of Hamlet.
    • Kentucky
      • Marshall County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Hamlet [Marshall County].
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Hamlet is located in Montgomery County and lies 318 miles [511.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Hamlet.
    • Michigan
      • Emmet County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Hamlet [Emmet County].
    • Mississippi
      • Jasper County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Hamlet [Jasper County].
    • Missouri
      • Cedar County
      • This Hamlet is located in Cedar County and lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cedar County community of Hamlet.
    • Nebraska
      • Hayes County
      • This Hamlet is located in Hayes County and lies 1,233 miles [1,984.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hayes County community of Hamlet.
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Hamlet is located in Chautauqua County and lies 517 miles [832 km]<1> to the north of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Hamlet.
    • North Dakota
      • Williams County
      • This Hamlet is located in Williams County and lies 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williams County community of Hamlet.
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This Hamlet is located in Clermont County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Hamlet.
      • Wood County
      • This Hamlet is located in Wood County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km] to the north northwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Hamlet.
    • Ontario
      • This Hamlet lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<1> to the north of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
    • Oregon
      • Clatsop County
      • This Hamlet is located in Clatsop County and lies 2,401 miles [3,864 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clatsop County community of Hamlet.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Hamlet is located in Providence County and lies 660 miles [1,062.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Hamlet.
    • Virginia
      • James City County
      • This Hamlet is located in James City County and lies 235 miles [378.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hamlet that is located in Richmond County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the James City County community of Hamlet.
    • West Virginia
      • Raleigh County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Hamlet [Raleigh County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hamlet ...

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.

  • Cognac [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cognac
    • Cognac [Richmond County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Hamlet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cognac have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cognac
  • Five Points [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Richmond County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamlet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Fruitland [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
    • Fruitland [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hamlet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
  • Green Pond [Scotland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Pond
    • Green Pond [Scotland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hamlet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Pond
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Honey Town [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Town
      • Honey Town [Richmond County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamlet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Town
    • Knob Hill [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Hill
      • Knob Hill [Richmond County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamlet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Hill
    • Maplewood [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
      • Maplewood [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamlet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
    • Old Hundred [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Hundred
      • Old Hundred [Scotland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hamlet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Hundred have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Hundred
    • Piney Grove [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
      • Piney Grove [Richmond County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamlet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove

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 Hamlet. 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 ...
    • Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wadesboro (NC) on September 3, 1931 (a Thursday) and died in Cheraw (SC) on February 15, 2018 (a Thursday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens (Chesterfield County, South Carolina).
      • Wadesboro is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Hamlet.
      • Cheraw is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Hamlet.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer<5>
    • John William Coltrane     (Musician, composer)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rockingham, which is the Seat of Richmond County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Hamlet to Raleigh, with an average speed<6>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 313 miles [503.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,185 miles [9,953.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,879 miles [11,070.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,761 miles [7,662.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hamlet: www.hamletnc.org/

The official website for Richmond County: www.co.richmond.nc.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hamlet) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hamlet. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HamletOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamlet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8852, Longitude: -79.6960    
<2>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 Hamlet, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Hamlet 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.
<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 Hamlet 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 309.565 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.751 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.164 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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