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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 Aiken Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Aiken Heights 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 Aiken Heights:
    • 33.576249, -81.753998
    • 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 Aiken Heights
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aiken Heights ...

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.

  • Balltown [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balltown
    • Balltown [Aiken County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Aiken Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balltown
  • Deerwood [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
    • Deerwood [Aiken County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Aiken Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerwood
  • Foxchase [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxchase
    • Foxchase [Aiken County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Aiken Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxchase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxchase
  • Gloverville [Aiken County]
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    • Graniteville [Aiken County]
    • Gregg Park [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregg Park
      • Gregg Park [Aiken County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Aiken Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregg Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregg Park
    • Hidden Haven [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Haven
      • Hidden Haven [Aiken County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Aiken Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Haven
    • Hillview [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillview
      • Hillview [Aiken County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Aiken Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillview
    • Huntcliff [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntcliff
      • Huntcliff [Aiken County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Aiken Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntcliff
    • Mixville [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixville
      • Mixville [Aiken County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Aiken Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mixville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixville
    • Pinecrest [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Aiken County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Aiken Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Roseland [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
      • Roseland [Aiken County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Aiken Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
    • Stone Gap [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Gap
      • Stone Gap [Aiken County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Aiken Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Gap
    • Wood Valley [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Valley
      • Wood Valley [Aiken County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Aiken Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Valley

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 Aiken Heights. 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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    • Fern Andra     (Actress, writer, producer, director)
      • Actress, writer, producer, director. She was born in Watseka (Illinois) on Tueday October 24, 1893 and died in Aiken (South Carolina) on Monday February 18, 1974 at the age of 80. She is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Aiken is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Aiken Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fern Andra<4>
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday January 12, 1971 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the age of 38. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Augusta is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Aiken Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<4>
    • Samuel Pierpont Langley     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. He was born in Roxbury (Massachusetts) on Wednesday August 20, 1834 and died in Aiken (South Carolina) on Tueday February 27, 1906 at the age of 71. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Aiken is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Aiken Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Pierpont Langley<4>
    • William Henry Peck     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Thursday December 30, 1830 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday February 4, 1892 at the age of 61. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Augusta is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Aiken Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry Peck<4>
    • Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant     (Social reformer, civil rights activist)
      • Social reformer, civil rights activist. She was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday August 19, 1817 and died in San Francisco (California) on Monday January 11, 1904 at the age of 86. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Augusta is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Aiken Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant<4>

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

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

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    • Aiken, which is the Seat of Aiken County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 50 miles [80.5 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Aiken Heights to Columbia, with an average speed<5> 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 most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 451 miles [725.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,333 miles [10,192 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,027 miles [11,308.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,909 miles [7,900.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Aiken County: www.aikencounty.net/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aiken Heights) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aiken Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5762, Longitude: -81.7540       In this case, the coordinates for Aiken Heights 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 Aiken Heights 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 310.724 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.893 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.32 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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