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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 Alvin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alvin 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 Alvin:
    • 33.349056, -79.816186
    • 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 Alvin
  • 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 Alvin ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Alvin.

Within South Carolina, the name Alvin is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, nine are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Alvin lies 2,439 miles [3,925.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Alvin that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
    • Colorado
      • Yuma County
      • This Alvin is located in Yuma County and lies 1,316 miles [2,117.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alvin that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yuma County community of Alvin.
    • Georgia
      • Banks County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Banks County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Banks County community of Alvin.
      • Madison County
      • This Alvin is located in Madison County and lies 210 miles [338 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Alvin that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Alvin.
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion County
      • This Alvin is located in Vermilion County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Alvin that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermilion County community of Alvin.
    • Kansas
      • Marion County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Marion County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Alvin.
    • Kentucky
      • Floyd County
      • This Alvin is located in Floyd County and lies 337 miles [542.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Alvin that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Alvin.
    • Michigan
      • Alcona County
      • This Alvin is located in Alcona County and lies 795 miles [1,279.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Alvin that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alcona County community of Alvin.
    • Texas
      • Brazoria County
      • This Alvin is located in Brazoria County and lies 951 miles [1,530.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Alvin that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brazoria County community of Alvin.
    • Wisconsin
      • Forest County
      • This Alvin is located in Forest County and lies 993 miles [1,598.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Alvin that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forest County community of Alvin.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alvin ...

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.

  • Cedar Creek [Williamsburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek [Williamsburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Alvin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
  • Farewell Corner [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farewell Corner
    • Farewell Corner [Berkeley County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farewell Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farewell Corner
  • Gravel Hill [Berkeley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
    • Gravel Hill [Berkeley County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Alvin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Harris Town [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Town
    • Harris Town [Berkeley County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Alvin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Town
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Harristown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harristown
      • Harristown [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Alvin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harristown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harristown
    • Hickory Grove [Berkeley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Berkeley County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alvin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jamestown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Berkeley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<4>
    • Martin Corner [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Corner
      • Martin Corner [Williamsburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Corner
    • Providence [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Berkeley County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alvin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Tiger Corner [Berkeley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiger Corner
      • Tiger Corner [Berkeley County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiger Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wrangle Town [Berkeley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrangle Town
      • Wrangle Town [Berkeley County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alvin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrangle Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Moncks Corner, which is the Seat of Berkeley County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Alvin to Moncks Corner, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 413 miles [664.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> 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).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,945 miles [11,176.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,831 miles [7,774.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Berkeley County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.co.berkeley.sc.us/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alvin) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alvin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3491, Longitude: -79.8162       In this case, the coordinates for Alvin 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 Alvin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Alvin 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 309.631 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.603 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.666 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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