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Averys Ferry, South Carolina

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Averys Ferry.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Averys Ferry to:

  • Anderson [Map], which is the Seat of Anderson County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Averys Ferry to Anderson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Columbia [Map], which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,344 miles [10,209.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,046 miles [11,339.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,924 miles [7,924.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Averys Ferry ...

While the name Averys Ferry is unique within South Carolina, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of South Carolina


Hart County

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Distance: About Less than 2 miles to the Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Averys Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Averys Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Averys Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4823, Longitude: -82.9607     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Averys Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Averys Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 311.442 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 306.847 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 308.542 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Averys Ferry.