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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 Adamsburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Adamsburg 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 Adamsburg:
    • 34.791245, -81.542875
    • 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 Adamsburg
  • 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 Adamsburg ...

We have found three communities that share the name Adamsburg.

Within South Carolina, the name Adamsburg is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • DeKalb County
      • This Adamsburg is located in DeKalb County and lies 236 miles [379.8 km]<1> to the west of the Adamsburg that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamsburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Adamsburg.
    • Missouri
      • Gasconade County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Gasconade County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gasconade County community of Adamsburg.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Westmoreland 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 Pennsylvania community of Adamsburg [Westmoreland County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Adamsburg ...

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.

  • Cotton [York County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton
    • Cotton [York County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Adamsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Flat Rock [Union County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Union County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Adamsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kelly [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
    • Kelly [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Adamsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
  • Monarch [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
    • Monarch [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Adamsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
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    • No Mans Land [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for No Mans Land
      • No Mans Land [Union County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Adamsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for No Mans Land have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pine Tree [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Tree
      • Pine Tree [Union County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Adamsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Hill [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Adamsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Union [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Adamsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<5>
    • Woods Ferry [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Ferry
      • Woods Ferry [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Adamsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Ferry
    • Worthys Ferry [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthys Ferry
      • Worthys Ferry [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Adamsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worthys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worthys Ferry

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 Adamsburg. 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 33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest of Adamsburg.
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Adamsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<6>
    • 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 northwest of Adamsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Jones Borom<6>
    • 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 northwest of Adamsburg.
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Adamsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<6>
    • 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 northwest of Adamsburg.
      • Moore is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Adamsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<6>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Adamsburg.
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Adamsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<6>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Adamsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George F. McCorkle<6>
    • 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 northwest of Adamsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James R. Packard<6>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Adamsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Wesley Reno<6>
    • Bobby Thompson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday July 5, 1937 and died in Franklin (Tennessee) on Wednesday May 18, 2005 at the age of 67. He is buried at Willow Grove Cemetery (Trousdale County, Tennessee).
      • Spartanburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Adamsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Thompson<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Union, which is the Seat of Union County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Adamsburg to Columbia, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 377 miles [606.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,270 miles [10,090.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,968 miles [11,213.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,848 miles [7,802.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Union County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Adamsburg) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adamsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7912, Longitude: -81.5429       In this case, the coordinates for Adamsburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Adamsburg, 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Adamsburg 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Adamsburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.624 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.951 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.903 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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