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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 Ada, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ada 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 Ada:
    • 34.566250, -81.528435
    • 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 Ada
  • 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 Ada ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Ada.

Within South Carolina, the name Ada is unique.

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

In addition to the above occurrences of Ada, we know of seven communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ada is located in Montgomery County and lies 322 miles [518.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ada.
    • Arkansas
      • Conway County
      • This Ada is located in Conway County and lies 643 miles [1,034.8 km]<1> to the west of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Conway County community of Ada.
    • Georgia
      • Dooly County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Ada [Dooly County].
    • Kansas
      • Ottawa County
      • This Ada is located in Ottawa County and lies 956 miles [1,538.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Ada.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Ada is located in Bienville Parish and lies 682 miles [1,097.6 km]<1> to the west of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Ada.
      • Grant Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Ada [Grant Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Kent County
      • This Ada is located in Kent County and lies 616 miles [991.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Ada.
    • Minnesota
      • Norman County
      • This Ada is located in Norman County and lies 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norman County community of Ada.
    • Ohio
      • Hardin County
      • This Ada is located in Hardin County and lies 446 miles [717.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Ada.
    • Oklahoma
      • Pontotoc County
      • This Ada is located in Pontotoc County and lies 859 miles [1,382.4 km]<1> to the west of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pontotoc County community of Ada.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Ada is located in Lane County and lies 2,335 miles [3,757.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Ada.
    • South Dakota
      • Jerauld County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Ada [Jerauld County].
    • Texas
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ada is located in Montgomery County and lies 859 miles [1,382.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ada.
    • Virginia
      • Fauquier County
      • This Ada is located in Fauquier County and lies 356 miles [572.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fauquier County community of Ada.
    • West Virginia
      • Mercer County
      • This Ada is located in Mercer County and lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<1> to the north of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Ada.
    • Wisconsin
      • Sheboygan County
      • This Ada is located in Sheboygan County and lies 726 miles [1,168.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ada that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheboygan County community of Ada.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
      • Distance: 5,003 miles [8,051.5 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
    • Spain
      • Distance: 3,888 miles [6,257.1 km]<1> to the east northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
    • Ghana
      • Distance: 5,301 miles [8,531.1 km]<1> to the east
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
    • Croatia
      • Distance: 5,002 miles [8,049.9 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
    • India
      • Distance: 8,461 miles [13,616.7 km]<1> to the north northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
    • Japan
      • Distance: 7,767 miles [12,499.8 km]<1> to the north northwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
    • Serbia
      • Distance: 5,047 miles [8,122.4 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ada ...

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.

  • Beaver Dam [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
  • David Sims Ferry [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for David Sims Ferry
    • David Sims Ferry [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for David Sims Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on David Sims Ferry
  • Delta [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Delta [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
  • Fishdam Ferry [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishdam Ferry
    • Fishdam Ferry [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishdam Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishdam Ferry
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    • Gregory [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Union County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Herbert [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herbert
      • Herbert [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herbert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herbert
    • Jones Ferry [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Ferry
      • Jones Ferry [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • 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
    • Lyles Ferry [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyles Ferry
      • Lyles Ferry [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyles Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyles Ferry
    • Pride [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pride
      • Pride [Union County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pride have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Point [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Point
      • Red Point [Union County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Town
      • Red Town [Union County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rogers Ferry [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Ferry
      • Rogers Ferry [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Ferry
    • Shady Grove [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Union County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tuckertown [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckertown
      • Tuckertown [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckertown

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 Ada. 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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    • 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.
      • Laurens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Ada.
      • Spartanburg is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the northwest of Ada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<4>
    • Reverend Gary D. 'Blind Gary' Davis     (Musician)
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Ada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George F. McCorkle<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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Ada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Wesley Reno<4>

How Far From Ada 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 community such as Ada 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<5> community of Ada once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Ada and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Union, which is the Seat of Union County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ada to Union, with an average speed<6> 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.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 388 miles [624.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,279 miles [10,105.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,977 miles [11,228.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,857 miles [7,816.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Union County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Union County: www.countyofunion.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 '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- Ada) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5662, Longitude: -81.5284       In this case, the coordinates for Ada have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Ada 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.
<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>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>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 Ada, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Ada 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 310.613 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.906 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.961 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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