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(Williamsburg 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:
    • 33.808774, -79.857848
    • 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 ...
    • Horry County
      • This Baker Crossroads is located in Horry County and lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Baker Crossroads that is located in Williamsburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Baker Crossroads.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • Cleveland County
      • This Baker Crossroads is located in Cleveland County and lies 142 miles [228.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Baker Crossroads that is located in Williamsburg 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 333 miles [535.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Baker Crossroads that is located in Williamsburg 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.

  • Central Crossroads [Clarendon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Crossroads
    • Central Crossroads [Clarendon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Baker Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Crossroads
  • Hebron Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron Crossroads
    • Hebron Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Baker Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron Crossroads
  • Hogeye Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogeye Crossroads
    • Hogeye Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Baker Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hogeye Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogeye Crossroads
  • Kennedy Park [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy Park
    • Kennedy Park [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Baker Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Park
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kingstree [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingstree
      • Kingstree [Williamsburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Baker Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingstree<3>
    • Lake City [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Baker Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,445 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<3>
    • Martins Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Crossroads
      • Martins Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Baker Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Crossroads
    • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Crossroads
      • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Baker Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Crossroads
    • Union Crossroads [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Crossroads
      • Union Crossroads [Clarendon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Baker Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Crossroads
    • Workman [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Workman
      • Workman [Williamsburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Baker Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Workman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Workman

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 ...
    • Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Syracuse (South Carolina) on Saturday February 21, 1903 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday October 7, 1962 at the age of 59. He is buried at New Crown Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Syracuse is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Baker Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell<4>
    • Robert N. 'Bobcat' Montgomery, Sr.     (Professional boxer)

How Far From Baker Crossroads to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 ...
    • Kingstree, which is the Seat of Williamsburg County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Baker Crossroads to Kingstree, with an average speed<5> 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 68 miles [109.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW). 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 384 miles [618 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,240 miles [10,042.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,929 miles [11,151.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,813 miles [7,745.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Carolina

About Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg County: www.williamsburgsc.com/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 33.8088, Longitude: -79.8578       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>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 Baker Crossroads 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 309.657 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.699 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.548 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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