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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 Air Base Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Air Base 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 Air Base Heights:
    • 34.198211, -79.740062
    • 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 Air Base 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 Air Base 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.

  • College Park [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Air Base Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
  • Cypress Point [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Point
    • Cypress Point [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Air Base Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Point
  • Enchanted Meadows [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enchanted Meadows
    • Enchanted Meadows [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Air Base Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enchanted Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enchanted Meadows
  • Florence [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Florence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Air Base Heights
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,467 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
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    • Glencove [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glencove
      • Glencove [Florence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencove
    • Grove Park [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
      • Grove Park [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Park
    • Hickory Grove [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Hillside [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Darlington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
    • Landmark Woods [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landmark Woods
      • Landmark Woods [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landmark Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landmark Woods
    • Longleaf [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longleaf
      • Longleaf [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longleaf
    • Malibu [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malibu
      • Malibu [Florence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malibu have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malibu
    • Mars Bluff [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Bluff
      • Mars Bluff [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Bluff
    • Meadow Brook [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Brook
      • Meadow Brook [Darlington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Brook
    • Meeks [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeks
      • Meeks [Florence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks
    • Park City [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Ponderosa [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
      • Ponderosa [Florence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponderosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa
    • Price Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price Crossroads
      • Price Crossroads [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price Crossroads
    • Rose Hill [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Sandridge [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandridge
      • Sandridge [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandridge
    • Siesta Village [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siesta Village
      • Siesta Village [Florence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siesta Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siesta Village
    • South Park [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Park
      • South Park [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Park
    • Sweetbriar [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetbriar
      • Sweetbriar [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetbriar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetbriar
    • Williams Heights [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Heights
      • Williams Heights [Florence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Heights
    • Woodland Park [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Air Base Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Park

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 Air Base 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Syracuse (South Carolina) on Saturday February 21, 1903 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday October 7, 1962 at the age of 59. He is buried at New Crown Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Syracuse is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Air Base Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell<4>
    • Rufus R. 'Freight Train' Jones     (Professional wrestler)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Florence, which is the Seat of Florence County and lies just to the West.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 75 miles [120.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Air Base Heights to Columbia, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 357 miles [574.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,217 miles [10,005.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,908 miles [11,117.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,792 miles [7,712 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Florence County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Florence County: www.florenceco.org/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Air Base Heights) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Air Base Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1982, Longitude: -79.7401       In this case, the coordinates for Air Base 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 Air Base 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 309.592 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.681 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.389 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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