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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 Arrowood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arrowood 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 Arrowood:
    • 35.068184, -81.625652
    • 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 Arrowood
  • 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 Arrowood ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Arrowood.

There is one other community in South Carolina which is also named Arrowood.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Florence County
      • This Arrowood is located in Florence County and lies 118 miles [189.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Arrowood that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Florence County community of Arrowood.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Boulder County
      • This Arrowood is located in Boulder County and lies 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Arrowood that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boulder County community of Arrowood.
    • Georgia
      • Fulton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Arrowood [Fulton County].
    • Kentucky
      • Breathitt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Arrowood [Breathitt County].
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Arrowood [Montgomery County].
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Arrowood [Mecklenburg County].
      • Wake County
      • This Arrowood is located in Wake County and lies 178 miles [286.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Arrowood that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Arrowood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arrowood ...

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.

  • Beaverdam [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverdam
    • Beaverdam [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Arrowood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverdam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverdam
  • Cherokee Falls [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Falls
    • Cherokee Falls [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Arrowood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Falls
  • Cherokee Ferry [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Ferry
    • Cherokee Ferry [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Arrowood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Ferry
  • College Park [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Arrowood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Glenhaven [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenhaven
      • Glenhaven [Cherokee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Arrowood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenhaven
    • Harmony Hill [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Hill
      • Harmony Hill [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Arrowood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Hill
    • Hillbrook [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillbrook
      • Hillbrook [Cherokee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Arrowood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillbrook
    • Kings Park [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Park
      • Kings Park [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Arrowood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Park
    • Lawn [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawn
      • Lawn [Cherokee County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Arrowood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Maplewood [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
      • Maplewood [Cherokee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Arrowood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
    • Pleasant Meadows [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Meadows
      • Pleasant Meadows [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Arrowood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Meadows
    • Quail Hollow [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Arrowood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hollow
    • Rosehill Park [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosehill Park
      • Rosehill Park [Cherokee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Arrowood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosehill Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosehill Park
    • Tanglewood [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Cherokee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Arrowood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood

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 Arrowood. 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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    • Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Stanley (North Carolina) on Monday March 6, 1933 and died in Gastonia (North Carolina) on Thursday December 16, 2004 at the age of 71. He is buried at Gaston Memorial Park (Gaston County, North Carolina).
      • Stanley is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the northeast of Arrowood.
      • Gastonia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Arrowood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy<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.
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Arrowood.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Arrowood.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Arrowood.
      • Rutherfordton is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Arrowood.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Arrowood.
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Arrowood.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Arrowood.
      • Moore is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Arrowood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<4>
    • Hal England     (Actor)
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Arrowood.
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Arrowood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<4>
    • Donald Eugene Gibson     (Songwriter, musician)
      • Songwriter, musician. He was born in Shelby (North Carolina) on Tueday April 3, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday November 17, 2003 at the age of 75. He is buried at Sunset Cemetery (Cleveland County, North Carolina).
      • Shelby is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Arrowood.
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Arrowood.
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Arrowood.
      • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Arrowood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Wesley Reno<4>
    • Earl Scruggs     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Flint Hill (North Carolina) on Sunday January 6, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 28, 2012 at the age of 88. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Flint Hill is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Arrowood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Scruggs<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gaffney, which is the Seat of Cherokee County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Arrowood 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 365 miles [587.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,261 miles [10,076.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,961 miles [11,202.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,840 miles [7,789.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Cherokee County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Arrowood) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arrowood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0682, Longitude: -81.6257       In this case, the coordinates for Arrowood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Arrowood could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>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 Arrowood 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 310.674 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.049 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.857 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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