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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 Waxhaw, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Waxhaw 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 Waxhaw:
    • 34.924711, -80.743621
    • 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 Waxhaw
  • 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 Waxhaw ...

We have found one communities that share the name Waxhaw.

Within North Carolina, the name Waxhaw is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, there is another community also named Waxhaw in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Mississippi
      • Bolivar County
      • This Waxhaw is located in Bolivar County and lies 586 miles [943.1 km]<1> to the west of the Waxhaw that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bolivar County community of Waxhaw.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waxhaw ...

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.

  • Black Horse Run [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Horse Run
    • Black Horse Run [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Waxhaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Horse Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Horse Run
  • Colonial Village [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
    • Colonial Village [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Waxhaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Village
  • Fox Run [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Run
    • Fox Run [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Waxhaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Run
  • Indian Land [Lancaster County]
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    • Marvin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Waxhaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Mineral Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Waxhaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<3>
    • Providence Woods [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Woods
      • Providence Woods [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Waxhaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Woods
    • Roughedge [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roughedge
      • Roughedge [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Waxhaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roughedge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roughedge
    • Union [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Waxhaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Walkersville [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkersville
      • Walkersville [Union County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Waxhaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wolfville [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfville
      • Wolfville [Union County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Waxhaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolfville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Waxhaw. 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 ...
    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on April 12, 1936 (a Sunday) and died in Bluffton (SC) on June 14, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Lancaster is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Waxhaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<4>
    • Virginia Dale     (Actress)
    • Clarence T. Dixon     (Musician)
    • Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III     (Actor, director, producer)
      • Actor, director, producer. He was born in New York (NY) on April 6, 1931 (a Monday) and died in Charlotte (NC) on March 16, 2008 (a Sunday) at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Charlotte is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Waxhaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III<4>
    • Spencer Gettys     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Annie Montrose Hagins     (Actress, activist)
    • Wilbert Harrison     (Singer)
      • Full name: Wilbert Huntington Harrison
      • Singer. He was born in Charlotte (NC) on January 5, 1929 (a Saturday) and died in Spencer (NC) on October 26, 1994 (a Wednesday) at the age of 65. He is buried at North Pinewood Cemetery (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Charlotte is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Waxhaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilbert Harrison<4>
    • Daisy and Violet Hilton     (Conjoined twins, sideshow performers)
      • Conjoined twins, sideshow performers. She was born in Brighton (England) on February 5, 1908 (a Wednesday) and died in Charlotte (NC) on January 4, 1969 (a Saturday) at the age of 60.
      • Charlotte is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Waxhaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daisy and Violet Hilton<4>
    • Andrew Jackson     (7th President of the US (1829 - 1837))
      • 7th President of the US (1829 - 1837). He was born in Waxhaw on March 15, 1767 (a Sunday) and died in Hermitage (TN) on June 8, 1845 (a Sunday) at the age of 78.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson<4>
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
    • Oscar Micheaux     (Director, writer, producer)
      • Director, writer, producer. He was born in Metropolis (IL) on January 2, 1884 (a Wednesday) and died in Charlotte (NC) on March 25, 1951 (a Sunday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Great Bend Cemetery (Barton County, Kansas).
      • Charlotte is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Waxhaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Micheaux<4>
    • James Polk     (11th President of the US (1845 - 1849))
      • Full name: James Knox Polk
      • 11th President of the US (1845 - 1849). He was born in Pineville (NC) on November 2, 1795 (a Monday) and died in Nashville (TN) on June 15, 1849 (a Friday) at the age of 53.
      • Pineville is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Waxhaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Polk<4>
    • Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monroe, which is the Seat of Union County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Waxhaw to Monroe, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 342 miles [550.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,229 miles [10,024.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,926 miles [11,146.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,806 miles [7,734.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Union County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waxhaw: www.waxhaw.com/

The official website for Union County: www.co.union.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 '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- Waxhaw) 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 Waxhaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaxhawOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waxhaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9247, Longitude: -80.7436    
<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 Waxhaw 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 310.164 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.443 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.555 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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