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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 Acapulco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Acapulco 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 Acapulco:
    • 34.064309, -81.472881
    • 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 Acapulco
  • 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 Acapulco ...

We have found one communities that share the name Acapulco.

Within South Carolina, the name Acapulco is unique.

Beyond South Carolina.

While we haven't found any other communities named Acapulco in either the United States or Canada, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Mexico
      • Distance: 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km]<1> to the southwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acapulco

Curious and Interesting Names Near Acapulco ...

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.

  • Climax [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
    • Climax [Lexington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Acapulco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
  • Hollow Creek [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollow Creek
    • Hollow Creek [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Acapulco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollow Creek
  • Hollys Ferry [Newberry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollys Ferry
    • Hollys Ferry [Newberry County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Acapulco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollys Ferry
  • Jug Hole [Newberry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jug Hole
    • Jug Hole [Newberry County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Acapulco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jug Hole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jug Hole
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    • Lake Village [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Lexington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Acapulco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
    • Living Inn [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Living Inn
      • Living Inn [Newberry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Acapulco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Living Inn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Living Inn
    • Mallard Bay [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallard Bay
      • Mallard Bay [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Acapulco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallard Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallard Bay
    • Priceville [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priceville
      • Priceville [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Acapulco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Priceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priceville
    • Red Star [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Star
      • Red Star [Lexington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Acapulco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Star have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Star
    • Ridge Road Crossroads [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Road Crossroads
      • Ridge Road Crossroads [Lexington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Acapulco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge Road Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Road Crossroads
    • Snug Harbor [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snug Harbor
      • Snug Harbor [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Acapulco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snug Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snug Harbor

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 Acapulco. 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 ...
    • Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Wednesday October 2, 1974 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Thursday February 17, 2011 at the age of 36. He is buried at Leevy Cemetery (Richland County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Acapulco.
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Acapulco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<3>
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at the age of 74. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Acapulco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<3>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Acapulco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<3>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Saturday October 15, 1938 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Sunday May 16, 1993 at the age of 54. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Acapulco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson<3>
    • Lee Young     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Wednesday February 1, 1984 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday August 19, 2013 at the age of 29. He is buried at Lakeview Memory Gardens (York County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Acapulco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Lexington County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Acapulco to Lexington, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east (E). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 414 miles [666.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,299 miles [10,137.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,995 miles [11,257.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,876 miles [7,847.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Lexington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lexington County: www.lex-co.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Acapulco) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acapulco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0643, Longitude: -81.4729       In this case, the coordinates for Acapulco 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Acapulco to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.574 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.789 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.08 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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