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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 Badham, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Badham 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 Badham:
    • 33.195718, -80.611209
    • 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 Badham
  • 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 Badham ...

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.

  • Cat Hole [Dorchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cat Hole
    • Cat Hole [Dorchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Badham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cat Hole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cat Hole
  • Cattle Creek [Dorchester County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cattle Creek
    • Cattle Creek [Dorchester County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Badham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cattle Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cow Tail [Dorchester County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cow Tail
    • Cow Tail [Dorchester County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Badham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cow Tail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fifty Eight [Orangeburg County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fifty Eight
    • Fifty Eight [Orangeburg County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Badham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fifty Eight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Grover [Dorchester County]
    • Harleyville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harleyville
      • Harleyville [Dorchester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Badham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harleyville<3>
    • Springtown [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springtown
      • Springtown [Colleton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Badham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springtown
    • Sugar Hill [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [Dorchester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Badham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • Texas [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas
      • Texas [Dorchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Badham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texas

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 Badham. 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 ...
    • Jimmie Goodwin Coker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Holly Hill (South Carolina) on Saturday March 28, 1936 and died in Throckmorton (Texas) on Tueday October 29, 1991 at the age of 55.
      • Holly Hill is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Badham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Goodwin Coker<4>

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

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

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    • Saint George, which is the Seat of Dorchester County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 60 miles [96.6 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Badham to Columbia, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 441 miles [709.7 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 18 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,300 miles [10,138.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,989 miles [11,247.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,874 miles [7,843.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Dorchester County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dorchester County: www.dorchestercounty.net/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Badham) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Badham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1957, Longitude: -80.6112       In this case, the coordinates for Badham 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Badham to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.072 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.088 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.999 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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