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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 Aman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Aman 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 Aman:
    • 34.087100, -80.333133
    • 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 Aman
  • 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 Aman ...

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.

  • English Crossroads [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Crossroads
    • English Crossroads [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Aman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Crossroads
  • Greenwood [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Aman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Hillcrest [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest [Sumter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Aman
    • 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
  • Manville [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manville
    • Manville [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Aman
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manville
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Mechanicsville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Aman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
    • Mulberry [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Aman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Red Hill [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Aman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Rocky Bluff Crossroads [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bluff Crossroads
      • Rocky Bluff Crossroads [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Aman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Bluff Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Bluff Crossroads
    • Rose Hill [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Aman
      • 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
    • Spur [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spur
      • Spur [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Aman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spur
    • Walnut Hills [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hills
      • Walnut Hills [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Aman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hills

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 Aman. 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)
    • Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Camden (South Carolina) on Thursday December 13, 1923 and died in Montclair (New Jersey) on Wednesday June 18, 2003 at the age of 79. The body was cremated.
      • Camden is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Aman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<3>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Aman.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Aman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<3>

How Far From Aman to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Aman to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Aman once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Aman and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Bishopville, which is the Seat of Lee County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Aman to Bishopville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 379 miles [609.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,248 miles [10,055.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,941 miles [11,170.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,823 miles [7,761.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in South Carolina

About Lee County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aman) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0871, Longitude: -80.3331       In this case, the coordinates for Aman 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>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>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 Aman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Aman 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 309.926 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.049 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.643 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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