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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 Austin Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Austin Acres 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 Austin Acres:
    • 33.909879, -80.423971
    • 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 Austin Acres
  • 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 Austin Acres ...

We have found one communities that share the name Austin Acres.

Within South Carolina, the name Austin Acres is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, there is another community also named Austin Acres in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Minnesota
      • Mower County
      • This Austin Acres is located in Mower County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Austin Acres that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mower County community of Austin Acres.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Austin Acres ...

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.

  • Burns Down [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns Down
    • Burns Down [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Austin Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burns Down have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns Down
  • Cherryvale [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryvale
    • Cherryvale [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherryvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryvale
  • Edgewater [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Austin Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater
  • Flowers Heights [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowers Heights
    • Flowers Heights [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Austin Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowers Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowers Heights
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    • Hearthstone [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hearthstone
      • Hearthstone [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Austin Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hearthstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hearthstone
    • Iris Heights [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iris Heights
      • Iris Heights [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Austin Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iris Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iris Heights
    • Rainbow Falls [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Falls
      • Rainbow Falls [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Austin Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow Falls
    • Shady Grove [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin Acres
      • 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
    • Summer View [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer View
      • Summer View [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Austin Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer View
    • Twin Lakes [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Austin Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Winter Park [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winter Park
      • Winter Park [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Austin Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winter Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Park

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 Austin Acres. 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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    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Hopkins (South Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1913 and died in Jeannette (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 18, 1989 at the age of 75. He is buried at Brush Creek Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Hopkins is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Austin Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Buster' Clarkson<3>
    • Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Camden (South Carolina) on Thursday December 13, 1923 and died in Montclair (New Jersey) on Wednesday June 18, 2003 at the age of 79. The body was cremated.
      • Camden is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Austin Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<3>
    • Althea Gibson     (Professional tennis)
      • Professional tennis. She was born in Silver (South Carolina) on Thursday August 25, 1927 and died on Sunday September 28, 2003 at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Silver is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Austin Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Althea Gibson<3>
    • Robert N. 'Bobcat' Montgomery, Sr.     (Professional boxer)
    • Angelica Van Buren     (Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841). She was born in Wedgefield (South Carolina) on Friday February 13, 1818 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday December 29, 1877 at the age of 59.
      • Wedgefield is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Austin Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sumter, which is the Seat of Sumter County and lies just to the East.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Austin Acres to Columbia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 392 miles [630.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,260 miles [10,074.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,952 miles [11,188.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,835 miles [7,781.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Sumter County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sumter County: www.sumtercountysc.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Austin Acres) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Austin Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9099, Longitude: -80.4240       In this case, the coordinates for Austin Acres 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 Austin Acres 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 309.976 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.08 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.728 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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