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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 Arkwright, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arkwright 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 Arkwright:
    • 34.924012, -81.932881
    • 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 Arkwright
  • 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 Arkwright ...

We have found five communities that share the name Arkwright.

Within South Carolina, the name Arkwright is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Shelby County
      • This Arkwright is located in Shelby County and lies 276 miles [444.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Arkwright that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkwright
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Arkwright.
    • Georgia
      • Bibb County
      • This Arkwright is located in Bibb County and lies 170 miles [273.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Arkwright that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkwright
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Arkwright.
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Arkwright is located in Chautauqua County and lies 536 miles [862.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Arkwright that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkwright
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Arkwright.
    • Ontario
      • This Arkwright lies 659 miles [1,060.6 km]<1> to the north of the Arkwright that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkwright
    • Rhode Island
      • Kent County
      • This Arkwright is located in Kent County and lies 731 miles [1,176.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Arkwright that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkwright
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Arkwright.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arkwright ...

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.

  • Camelot [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Arkwright
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot
  • Cold Spring [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Arkwright
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Fairforest [Spartanburg County]
  • Farmfields [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmfields
    • Farmfields [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkwright
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmfields have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmfields
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Hartwell Courts [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartwell Courts
      • Hartwell Courts [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartwell Courts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartwell Courts
    • Hidden Hills [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Hills
      • Hidden Hills [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Hills
    • Hillcrest [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkwright
      • 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
    • Hilltop [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
      • Hilltop [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
    • Hub City Courts [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hub City Courts
      • Hub City Courts [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hub City Courts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hub City Courts
    • Oak Creek [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Creek
      • Oak Creek [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
    • Park Hills [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Hills
      • Park Hills [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Hills
    • Pebblebrook [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebblebrook
      • Pebblebrook [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pebblebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebblebrook
    • Quail Hollow [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hollow
    • Raintree [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree
      • Raintree [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
    • Rosewood [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewood
      • Rosewood [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood
    • Summerhill [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerhill
      • Summerhill [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerhill
    • Woodwind [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodwind
      • Woodwind [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkwright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodwind have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodwind

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 Arkwright. 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.

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    • Abigail 'Tommye' Adams     (Actress)
      • 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 the age of 33.
      • Greenville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<4>
    • Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Laurens (South Carolina) on Monday February 12, 1900 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Saturday October 12, 1974 at the age of 74.
      • Laurens is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arkwright.
      • Spartanburg is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<4>
    • Edward Jones Borom     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Friday October 30, 1914 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Friday January 7, 2011 at the age of 96. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Spartanburg is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Jones Borom<4>
    • Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Caroleen (North Carolina) on Sunday February 6, 1927 and died in Rutherfordton (North Carolina) on Sunday September 15, 1991 at the age of 64. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Rutherford County, North Carolina).
      • Caroleen is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Arkwright.
      • Rutherfordton is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the north of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess<4>
    • Tommy Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Wednesday November 9, 1949 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at the age of 30. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Arkwright.
      • Spartanburg is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<4>
    • Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Thursday November 13, 1947 and died in Moore (South Carolina) on Thursday February 25, 1993 at the age of 45. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Arkwright.
      • Moore is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<4>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Greenville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<4>
    • Reverend Gary D. 'Blind Gary' Davis     (Musician)
    • James B. Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (South Carolina) on Tueday June 6, 1916 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday April 17, 2007 at the age of 90. He is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Greenville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James B. Davis<4>
    • Art Fowler     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Converse (South Carolina) on Monday July 3, 1922 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday January 29, 2007 at the age of 84. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Converse is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Arkwright.
      • Spartanburg is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<4>
    • Eddie Jackson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Forest City (North Carolina) on Wednesday September 4, 1946 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Monday May 3, 2010 at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Forest City is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Jackson<4>
    • James R. Packard     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Wednesday September 23, 1931 and died in Fairfield (Illinois) on Saturday October 1, 1960 at the age of 29. He is buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Spartanburg is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James R. Packard<4>
    • Donald Wesley Reno     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Buffalo (South Carolina) on Sunday February 21, 1926 and died in Powhatan (Virginia) on Tueday October 16, 1984 at the age of 58. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Buffalo is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Arkwright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Wesley Reno<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Spartanburg, which is the Seat of Spartanburg County and lies just to the North.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Arkwright to Columbia, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 385 miles [619.6 km] to the northeast (NE). 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 6,280 miles [10,106.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,981 miles [11,234.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,860 miles [7,821.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Spartanburg County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Spartanburg County: www.co.spartanburg.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arkwright) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkwright. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9240, Longitude: -81.9329       In this case, the coordinates for Arkwright 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Arkwright 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 310.851 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.232 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.018 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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