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Arial, South Carolina

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Arial.

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Arial to:

  • Pickens [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Columbia [Map], which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Arial to Columbia, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 417 miles [671.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,314 miles [10,161.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,016 miles [11,291.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,895 miles [7,877.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arial ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Beverly   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Arial   [Map]
Cedar Rock   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Cherokee Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Holly Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Kingsberry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Liberty   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Marshall Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Pageland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pickens   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pickensville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosewood Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Twinbrook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Vista Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Whispering Pines   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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 Arial. 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.

Abigail 'Tommye' Adams     (Born as Margaret Thomas Adams)
  Actress. She was born in Greenville (South Carolina) on Wednesday January 11, 1922 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Sunday February 13, 1955 at an age of 33.

Greenville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Arial

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<7>
Jackie 'Moms' Mabley     (Born as Loretta Mary Aiken)
  Comedian. She was born in Brevard (North Carolina) on Sunday March 19, 1899 and died in White Plains (New York) on Friday May 23, 1975 at an age of 76. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Brevard [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Arial

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie 'Moms' Mabley
George Mathews     (George Joseph Mathews)
  Actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday October 10, 1911 and died in Caesars Head (South Carolina) on Wednesday November 7, 1984 at an age of 73.

Caesars Head [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Arial

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Mathews
Ellas Broadus Robertson
  Author. She was born in Greenville (South Carolina) on Friday April 19, 1872 and died in Louisville (Kentucky) on Monday December 3, 1945 at an age of 73. She was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Greenville [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Arial

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellas Broadus Robertson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Pickens County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pickens County:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Arial. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arial) 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 Arial. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arial

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arial. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8459, Longitude: -82.6415     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arial have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Arial to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.263 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.694 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.319 degrees.

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<7>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:

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