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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 Ashes Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ashes Ferry 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 Ashes Ferry:
    • 34.853758, -80.867573
    • 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 Ashes Ferry
  • 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 Ashes Ferry ...

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.

  • Friendship [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ashes Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Harmony [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ashes Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
  • Indian Ferry [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Ferry
    • Indian Ferry [York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Ashes Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Ferry
  • Leslie Woods [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie Woods
    • Leslie Woods [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ashes Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie Woods
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    • Lesslie [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lesslie
      • Lesslie [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ashes Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lesslie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lesslie
    • Quail Haven [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Haven
      • Quail Haven [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashes Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Haven
    • Ravenwood [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ashes Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Spring Valley [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ashes Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley

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 Ashes Ferry. 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 ...
    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Sunday April 12, 1936 and died in Bluffton (South Carolina) on Tueday June 14, 2011 at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Lancaster is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Ashes Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<3>
    • Virginia Dale     (Actress)
    • Clarence T. Dixon     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday June 4, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 25, 1992 at the age of 68. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Charlotte is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Ashes Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence T. Dixon<3>
    • Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III     (Actor, director, producer)
      • Actor, director, producer. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1931 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Sunday March 16, 2008 at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Charlotte is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Ashes Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III<3>
    • Spencer Gettys     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Rock Hill (South Carolina) on Thursday June 8, 1916 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 18, 2004 at the age of 88. He is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Rock Hill is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Ashes Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Gettys<3>
    • Annie Montrose Hagins     (Actress, activist)
    • Wilbert Harrison     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Saturday January 5, 1929 and died in Spencer (North Carolina) on Wednesday October 26, 1994 at the age of 65. He is buried at North Pinewood Cemetery (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Charlotte is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Ashes Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilbert Harrison<3>
    • Daisy and Violet Hilton     (Conjoined twins, sideshow performers)
      • Conjoined twins, sideshow performers. She was born in Brighton (England) on Wednesday February 5, 1908 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Saturday January 4, 1969 at the age of 60.
      • Charlotte is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Ashes Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daisy and Violet Hilton<3>
    • Andrew Jackson     (7th President of the US (1829 - 1837))
      • 7th President of the US (1829 - 1837). He was born in Waxhaw (North Carolina) on Sunday March 15, 1767 and died in Hermitage (Tennessee) on Sunday June 8, 1845 at the age of 78.
      • Waxhaw is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Ashes Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson<3>
    • George F. McCorkle     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chester (South Carolina) on Saturday October 11, 1947 and died in Lebanon (Tennessee) on Friday June 29, 2007 at the age of 59. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Chester is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Ashes Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George F. McCorkle<3>
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Wednesday June 12, 1912 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 3, 1967 at the age of 54. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Lancaster is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Ashes Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nina Mae McKinney<3>
    • Oscar Micheaux     (Director, writer, producer)
      • Director, writer, producer. He was born in Metropolis (Illinois) on Wednesday January 2, 1884 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Sunday March 25, 1951 at the age of 67. He is buried at Great Bend Cemetery (Barton County, Kansas).
      • Charlotte is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Ashes Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Micheaux<3>
    • James Polk     (11th President of the US (1845 - 1849))
      • 11th President of the US (1845 - 1849). He was born in Pineville (North Carolina) on Monday November 2, 1795 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday June 15, 1849 at the age of 53.
      • Pineville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Ashes Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Polk<3>

How Far From Ashes Ferry to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • York, which is the Seat of York County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ashes Ferry to York, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 59 miles [95 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 350 miles [563.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,238 miles [10,039.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,935 miles [11,160.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,815 miles [7,749 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About York County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for York County: www.yorkcountygov.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Ashes Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashes Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8538, Longitude: -80.8676       In this case, the coordinates for Ashes Ferry 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>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.
<5>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 Ashes Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.235 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.514 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.623 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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