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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 Alexander Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alexander Crossroads 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 Alexander Crossroads:
    • 34.197250, -79.930777
    • 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 Alexander Crossroads
  • 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 Alexander Crossroads ...

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.

  • Ebenezer [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Alexander Crossroads
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Farmwood [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmwood
    • Farmwood [Florence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmwood
  • Ferndale [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
    • Ferndale [Florence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Alexander Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
  • Grove Park [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
    • Grove Park [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alexander Crossroads
    • 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
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Heritage [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage
      • Heritage [Florence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage
    • Hillcrest [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alexander Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Kelly Farms [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Farms
      • Kelly Farms [Florence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Farms
    • Kings Grant [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Grant
      • Kings Grant [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Grant
    • Pineneedles [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineneedles
      • Pineneedles [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Alexander Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineneedles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineneedles
    • Pleasant View [Florence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Florence County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Alexander Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rogers Crossroads [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Crossroads
      • Rogers Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Crossroads
    • Rose Hill [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Alexander Crossroads
      • 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

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 Alexander Crossroads. 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Alexander Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Darlington, which is the Seat of Darlington County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 64 miles [103 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Alexander Crossroads 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 about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 362 miles [582.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). 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 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,226 miles [10,019.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,917 miles [11,131.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,800 miles [7,724.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within South Carolina

About Darlington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Darlington County: www.darcosc.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Alexander Crossroads) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexander Crossroads. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexander CrossroadsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1972, Longitude: -79.9308    
<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 Alexander Crossroads 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 309.699 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.804 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.46 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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