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(Horry County)

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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 Baker Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Baker Crossroads 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 Baker Crossroads:
    • 33.993780, -79.056425
    • 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 Baker Crossroads
  • 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 Baker Crossroads ...

We have found three communities that share the name Baker Crossroads.

There is one other community in South Carolina which is also named Baker Crossroads.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Williamsburg County
      • This Baker Crossroads is located in Williamsburg County and lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Baker Crossroads that is located in Horry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamsburg County community of Baker Crossroads.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • Cleveland County
      • This Baker Crossroads is located in Cleveland County and lies 166 miles [267.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Baker Crossroads that is located in Horry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cleveland County community of Baker Crossroads.
    • Tennessee
      • Cumberland County
      • This Baker Crossroads is located in Cumberland County and lies 369 miles [593.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Baker Crossroads that is located in Horry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Baker Crossroads.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Baker Crossroads ...

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.

  • Allen [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Horry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Baker Crossroads
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
  • Booth [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booth
    • Booth [Horry County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Baker Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booth
  • Cool Spring [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Spring
    • Cool Spring [Horry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Baker Crossroads
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Spring
  • Horry [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horry
    • Horry [Horry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Baker Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horry
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Joy [Horry County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joy
      • Joy [Horry County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Baker Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lewisville [Horry County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Horry County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Baker Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Maple Crossroads [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Crossroads
      • Maple Crossroads [Horry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Baker Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Crossroads
    • Playcards [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Playcards
      • Playcards [Horry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Baker Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Playcards have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Playcards
    • Pleasant View [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Horry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Baker Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Polecat Bay [Horry County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polecat Bay
      • Polecat Bay [Horry County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Baker Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polecat Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Poplar Forks [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Forks
      • Poplar Forks [Horry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Baker Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Forks
    • Poplar Hill [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Hill
      • Poplar Hill [Horry County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Baker Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Hill

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 Baker Crossroads. 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 ...
    • Taft 'Taffy' Wright     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tabor City (North Carolina) on Thursday August 10, 1911 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Thursday October 22, 1981 at the age of 70. He is buried at Meadowbrook Cemetery (Robeson County, North Carolina).
      • Tabor City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Baker Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Taft 'Taffy' Wright<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Conway, which is the Seat of Horry County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Baker Crossroads to Conway, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the west (W). 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) is 356 miles [572.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,196 miles [9,971.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,884 miles [11,078.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,769 miles [7,675 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Carolina

About Horry County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Horry County: www.horrycounty.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Baker Crossroads) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baker Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9938, Longitude: -79.0564       In this case, the coordinates for Baker Crossroads 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 Baker Crossroads 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 309.21 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.213 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.197 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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