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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 Ashley Shores, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ashley Shores 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 Ashley Shores:
    • 32.844620, -79.992311
    • 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 Ashley Shores
  • 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 Ashley Shores ...

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.

  • Bees Ferry [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bees Ferry
    • Bees Ferry [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Ashley Shores
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bees Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bees Ferry
  • Dogwood Gardens [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogwood Gardens
    • Dogwood Gardens [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Ashley Shores
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogwood Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogwood Gardens
  • Ferndale [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
    • Ferndale [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ashley Shores
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
  • Forest Lakes [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lakes
    • Forest Lakes [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ashley Shores
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lakes
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    • Garden Hill [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Hill
      • Garden Hill [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Hill
    • Green Grove [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grove
      • Green Grove [Charleston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grove
    • Greenwood Park [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood Park
      • Greenwood Park [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Park
    • Grove Creek Village [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Creek Village
      • Grove Creek Village [Charleston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Creek Village
    • Heathwood [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathwood
      • Heathwood [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathwood
    • Hibernian Heights [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hibernian Heights
      • Hibernian Heights [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hibernian Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hibernian Heights
    • Hillside [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
    • Joshua [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joshua
      • Joshua [Charleston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joshua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joshua
    • Liberty Hills [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hills
      • Liberty Hills [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hills
    • Liberty Park [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Park
      • Liberty Park [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Park
    • Magnolia Ranch [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Ranch
      • Magnolia Ranch [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Ranch
    • Marsh Cove [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsh Cove
      • Marsh Cove [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marsh Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsh Cove
    • Maryville [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryville
      • Maryville [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryville
    • Parsonage Point [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsonage Point
      • Parsonage Point [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parsonage Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsonage Point
    • Pinecrest [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Shady Grove [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Singing Pines [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Singing Pines
      • Singing Pines [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Singing Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Singing Pines
    • Union Heights [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Heights
      • Union Heights [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Ashley Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Heights

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 Ashley Shores. 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 ...
    • John Bennett     (Author, illustrator)
      • Author, illustrator. He was born in Chillicothe (Ohio) on Wednesday May 17, 1865 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Friday December 28, 1956 at the age of 91. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Ashley Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bennett<3>
    • Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.     (Actor)
    • George Hill Dillon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Monday November 12, 1906 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Thursday May 9, 1968 at the age of 61. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Duval County, Florida).
      • Charleston is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Ashley Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Hill Dillon<3>
    • Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr     (Poet, author)
      • Poet, author. She was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Sunday February 13, 1825 and died in Rutland (Vermont) on Saturday January 18, 1913 at the age of 87.
      • Charleston is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Ashley Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr<3>
    • Arthur Freedman     (Producer, lyricist)
      • Producer, lyricist. He was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Sunday September 9, 1894 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday April 12, 1973 at the age of 78. He is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Charleston is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Ashley Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Freedman<3>
    • Frank Bunker Gilbreth     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Plainfield (New Jersey) on Friday March 17, 1911 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at the age of 89. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Ashley Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Bunker Gilbreth<3>
    • Frederick William 'Freddie' Green     (Musician)
    • James Jamerson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Edisto Island (South Carolina) on Sunday January 29, 1939 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday August 2, 1983 at the age of 44. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Edisto Island is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Ashley Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Jamerson<3>
    • Ellsworth Raymond 'Bumpy' Johnson     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Tueday October 31, 1905 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday July 7, 1968 at the age of 62. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Charleston is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Ashley Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellsworth Raymond 'Bumpy' Johnson<3>
    • Clay Matthews, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Wednesday August 1, 1928 and died in Mount Pleasant (South Carolina) on Thursday March 23, 2017 at the age of 88. He is buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Charleston is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Ashley Shores.
      • Mount Pleasant is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Ashley Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clay Matthews, Sr.<3>
    • Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Friday January 25, 1895 and died in New York (New York) on Friday October 4, 1957 at the age of 62. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Ashley Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney<3>
    • Beatrice Witte Ravenel     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Wednesday August 24, 1870 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Thursday March 15, 1956 at the age of 85. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Ashley Shores.
      • Charleston is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Ashley Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beatrice Witte Ravenel<3>
    • Clements Ripley     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Friday August 26, 1892 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Thursday July 22, 1954 at the age of 61.
      • Charleston is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Ashley Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clements Ripley<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the Seat of Charleston County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Ashley Shores to Columbia, with an average speed<4>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 449 miles [722.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,288 miles [10,119.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,974 miles [11,223.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,860 miles [7,821.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Charleston County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Charleston County: www.charlestoncounty.org/

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- Ashley Shores) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashley Shores. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8446, Longitude: -79.9923       In this case, the coordinates for Ashley Shores 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 Ashley Shores 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 309.722 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.636 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.873 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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