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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 Abingdon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Abingdon 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 Abingdon:
    • 34.992353, -81.499537
    • 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 Abingdon
  • 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 Abingdon ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Abingdon.

Within South Carolina, the name Abingdon is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these six communities, five are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Abingdon, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Knox County
      • This Abingdon is located in Knox County and lies 628 miles [1,010.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Abingdon that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Abingdon.
    • Iowa
      • Jefferson County
      • This Abingdon is located in Jefferson County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Abingdon that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Abingdon.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Abingdon is located in Harford County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Abingdon that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Abingdon.
    • North Carolina
      • Caldwell County
      • This Abingdon is located in Caldwell County and lies 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> to the north of the Abingdon that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of Abingdon.
    • Ontario
      • This Abingdon lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<1> to the north of the Abingdon that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
    • Virginia
      • Washington County
      • This Abingdon is located in Washington County and lies 121 miles [194.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Abingdon that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Abingdon.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • England
      • Distance: 3,975 miles [6,397.1 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon

Curious and Interesting Names Near Abingdon ...

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.

  • Beauty Spot [York County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauty Spot
    • Beauty Spot [York County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Abingdon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauty Spot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cherokee Falls [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Falls
    • Cherokee Falls [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Abingdon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Falls
  • Cherokee Ferry [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Ferry
    • Cherokee Ferry [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Abingdon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Ferry
  • Hickory Grove [York County]
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    • Hopewell [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Abingdon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Island Ferry [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Ferry
      • Island Ferry [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Abingdon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Ferry
    • Kings Creek [Cherokee County]
    • Lawn [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawn
      • Lawn [Cherokee County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Abingdon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawn 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 Abingdon. 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 (North Carolina) on Monday March 6, 1933 and died in Gastonia (North Carolina) on Thursday December 16, 2004 at the age of 71. He is buried at Gaston Memorial Park (Gaston County, North Carolina).
      • Stanley is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the northeast of Abingdon.
      • Gastonia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy<4>
    • Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Laurens (South Carolina) on Monday February 12, 1900 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Saturday October 12, 1974 at the age of 74.
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<4>
    • Edward Jones Borom     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Friday October 30, 1914 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Friday January 7, 2011 at the age of 96. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Jones Borom<4>
    • Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Caroleen (North Carolina) on Sunday February 6, 1927 and died in Rutherfordton (North Carolina) on Sunday September 15, 1991 at the age of 64. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Rutherford County, North Carolina).
      • Caroleen is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Abingdon.
      • Rutherfordton is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the northwest of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess<4>
    • Tommy Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Wednesday November 9, 1949 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 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 west of Abingdon.
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<4>
    • Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Thursday November 13, 1947 and died in Moore (South Carolina) on Thursday February 25, 1993 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 west of Abingdon.
      • Moore is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the west of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<4>
    • Hal England     (Actor)
    • Art Fowler     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Converse (South Carolina) on Monday July 3, 1922 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday January 29, 2007 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 west of Abingdon.
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<4>
    • Spencer Gettys     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Rock Hill (South Carolina) on Thursday June 8, 1916 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 18, 2004 at the age of 88. He is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Rock Hill is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Gettys<4>
    • Donald Eugene Gibson     (Songwriter, musician)
      • Songwriter, musician. He was born in Shelby (North Carolina) on Tueday April 3, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday November 17, 2003 at the age of 75. He is buried at Sunset Cemetery (Cleveland County, North Carolina).
      • Shelby is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Abingdon.
    • George F. McCorkle     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chester (South Carolina) on Saturday October 11, 1947 and died in Lebanon (Tennessee) on Friday June 29, 2007 at the age of 59. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Chester is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George F. McCorkle<4>
    • James R. Packard     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Wednesday September 23, 1931 and died in Fairfield (Illinois) on Saturday October 1, 1960 at the age of 29. He is buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James R. Packard<4>
    • Donald Wesley Reno     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Buffalo (South Carolina) on Sunday February 21, 1926 and died in Powhatan (Virginia) on Tueday October 16, 1984 at the age of 58. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Buffalo is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Wesley Reno<4>

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

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

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    • Gaffney, which is the Seat of Cherokee County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Abingdon to Gaffney, with an average speed<5> 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.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 365 miles [587.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,259 miles [10,072.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,958 miles [11,197.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,837 miles [7,784.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.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- Abingdon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abingdon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9924, Longitude: -81.4995       In this case, the coordinates for Abingdon 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 Abingdon 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 310.60 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.953 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.829 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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