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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 Ashton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ashton and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Ashton:
    • 33.015419, -80.970422
    • 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 Ashton
  • 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 Ashton ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Ashton.

Within South Carolina, the name Ashton is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 29 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 29 communities, 27 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Chicot County
      • This Ashton is located in Chicot County and lies 599 miles [964 km]<1> to the west of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chicot County community of Ashton.
    • California
      • Lassen 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 California community of Ashton [Lassen County].
    • Florida
      • Osceola County
      • This Ashton is located in Osceola County and lies 329 miles [529.5 km]<1> to the south of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osceola County community of Ashton.
    • Georgia
      • Ben Hill County
      • This Ashton is located in Ben Hill County and lies 156 miles [251.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ben Hill County community of Ashton.
      • Irwin 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 Ashton [Irwin County].
    • Idaho
      • Fremont County
      • This Ashton is located in Fremont County and lies 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Ashton.
    • Illinois
      • Lee County
      • This Ashton is located in Lee County and lies 759 miles [1,221.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Ashton.
    • Indiana
      • Ripley 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 Indiana community of Ashton [Ripley County].
    • Iowa
      • Osceola County
      • This Ashton is located in Osceola County and lies 1,070 miles [1,722 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osceola County community of Ashton.
    • Kansas
      • Kingman 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 Kansas community of Ashton [Kingman County].
      • Sumner County
      • This Ashton is located in Sumner County and lies 960 miles [1,545 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Ashton.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • This Ashton is located in Saint Mary Parish and lies 663 miles [1,067 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary Parish community of Ashton.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Ashton is located in Montgomery County and lies 477 miles [767.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Ashton.
      • Washington County
      • This Ashton is located in Washington County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km] to the north northeast of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Ashton.
    • Michigan
      • Osceola County
      • This Ashton is located in Osceola County and lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osceola County community of Ashton.
    • Minnesota
      • Winona 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 Minnesota community of Ashton [Winona County].
    • Missouri
      • Buchanan County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Ashton [Buchanan County].
      • Clark County
      • This Ashton is located in Clark County and lies 788 miles [1,268.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Ashton.
    • Nebraska
      • Sherman County
      • This Ashton is located in Sherman County and lies 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sherman County community of Ashton.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Ashton [Nye County].
    • New York
      • Ulster 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 New York community of Ashton [Ulster County].
    • North Carolina
      • Pender County
      • This Ashton is located in Pender County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pender County community of Ashton.
    • Ohio
      • Noble County
      • This Ashton is located in Noble County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km]<1> to the north of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Noble County community of Ashton.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Ashton.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Ashton lies 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Ashton is located in Providence County and lies 806 miles [1,297.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Ashton.
    • South Dakota
      • Spink County
      • This Ashton is located in Spink County and lies 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spink County community of Ashton.
    • West Virginia
      • Mason County
      • This Ashton is located in Mason County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the north of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Ashton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Ashton is located in Dane County and lies 839 miles [1,350.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ashton that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Ashton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ashton ...

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.

  • Clear Pond [Bamberg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Pond
    • Clear Pond [Bamberg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Ashton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Pond
  • Crocketville [Hampton County]
  • Halls Mill [Hampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Mill
    • Halls Mill [Hampton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ashton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halls Mill
  • Hughes [Bamberg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes
    • Hughes [Bamberg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Ashton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Jennys [Allendale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennys
      • Jennys [Allendale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ashton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennys have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennys
    • Johnsville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsville
      • Johnsville [Colleton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ashton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsville
    • Lodge [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodge
      • Lodge [Colleton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Ashton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodge<5>
    • Miley [Hampton County]
    • Pond Town [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Town
      • Pond Town [Hampton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ashton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Town
    • Stokes [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokes
      • Stokes [Colleton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ashton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokes
    • Whetstone Crossroads [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whetstone Crossroads
      • Whetstone Crossroads [Bamberg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ashton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whetstone Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whetstone Crossroads

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Walterboro, which is the Seat of Colleton County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ashton to Walterboro, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 461 miles [741.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,324 miles [10,177.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,013 miles [11,286.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,898 miles [7,882.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colleton County: www.colletoncounty.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AshtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0154, Longitude: -80.9704    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Ashton 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ashton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Ashton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.27 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.289 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.18 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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