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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 Alcolu, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alcolu 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 Alcolu:
    • 33.747828, -80.215136
    • 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 Alcolu
  • 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 Alcolu ...

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.

  • Bloomville [Clarendon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomville
    • Bloomville [Clarendon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alcolu
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomville
  • Bonanza [Clarendon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonanza
    • Bonanza [Clarendon County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alcolu
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonanza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cypress Fork Crossroads [Clarendon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Fork Crossroads
    • Cypress Fork Crossroads [Clarendon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Alcolu
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Fork Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Fork Crossroads
  • James Crossroads [Clarendon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Crossroads
    • James Crossroads [Clarendon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alcolu
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Crossroads
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Jordan [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Clarendon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alcolu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
    • Juneville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juneville
      • Juneville [Clarendon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Alcolu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juneville
    • Silver [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver
      • Silver [Clarendon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alcolu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver
    • Stokes [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokes
      • Stokes [Clarendon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Alcolu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokes
    • Trinity Cross Roads [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity Cross Roads
      • Trinity Cross Roads [Clarendon County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Alcolu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cross Roads

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 Alcolu. 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 ...
    • Althea Gibson     (Professional tennis)
      • Professional tennis. She was born in Silver (South Carolina) on Thursday August 25, 1927 and died on Sunday September 28, 2003 at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Silver is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Alcolu.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Althea Gibson<3>
    • Robert N. 'Bobcat' Montgomery, Sr.     (Professional boxer)
    • Angelica Van Buren     (Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841). She was born in Wedgefield (South Carolina) on Friday February 13, 1818 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday December 29, 1877 at the age of 59.
      • Wedgefield is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Alcolu.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Manning, which is the Seat of Clarendon County and lies just to the South.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 50 miles [80.5 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Alcolu to Columbia, with an average speed<4> 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 397 miles [638.9 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 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,258 miles [10,071.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,949 miles [11,183.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,832 miles [7,776.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Clarendon County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alcolu) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alcolu. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlcoluOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alcolu. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7478, Longitude: -80.2151    
<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 Alcolu 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 309.857 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.92 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.697 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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