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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 The Barrows, we use the following websites to find information relevant to The Barrows 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 The Barrows:
    • 33.140725, -80.063696
    • 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 The Barrows
  • 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 The Barrows ...

We have found two communities that share the name The Barrows.

Within South Carolina, the name The Barrows is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these two communities, one is located in the United States and the other in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Manitoba
      • This The Barrows lies 1,721 miles [2,769.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the The Barrows that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Barrows
    • Minnesota
      • Crow Wing County
      • This The Barrows is located in Crow Wing County and lies 1,176 miles [1,892.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the The Barrows that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Barrows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crow Wing County community of The Barrows.

Curious and Interesting Names Near The Barrows ...

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.

  • Black Tom [Berkeley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Tom
    • Black Tom [Berkeley County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of The Barrows
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Tom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fox Bank [Berkeley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Bank
    • Fox Bank [Berkeley County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the south of The Barrows
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Green Hill [Berkeley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hill
    • Green Hill [Berkeley County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of The Barrows
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Groomville [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groomville
    • Groomville [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of The Barrows
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groomville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groomville
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    • Hickory Hill [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hill
      • Hickory Hill [Berkeley County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of The Barrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hill
    • Locklair [Berkeley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locklair
      • Locklair [Berkeley County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of The Barrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locklair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Long Ridge [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Ridge
      • Long Ridge [Berkeley County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of The Barrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Ridge
    • Strawberry [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry
      • Strawberry [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of The Barrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry
    • Sugar Hill [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of The Barrows
      • 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
    • Tarry Town [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarry Town
      • Tarry Town [Berkeley County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of The Barrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tarry Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarry Town
    • Tuckertown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckertown
      • Tuckertown [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of The Barrows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckertown

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 The Barrows. 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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    • John Bennett     (Author, illustrator)
      • Author, illustrator. He was born in Chillicothe (Ohio) on Wednesday May 17, 1865 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Friday December 28, 1956 at the age of 91. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of The Barrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bennett<3>
    • Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.     (Actor)
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of The Barrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Goodwin Coker<3>
    • George Hill Dillon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Monday November 12, 1906 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Thursday May 9, 1968 at the age of 61. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Duval County, Florida).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of The Barrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Hill Dillon<3>
    • Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr     (Poet, author)
      • Poet, author. She was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Sunday February 13, 1825 and died in Rutland (Vermont) on Saturday January 18, 1913 at the age of 87.
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of The Barrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr<3>
    • Arthur Freedman     (Producer, lyricist)
      • Producer, lyricist. He was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Sunday September 9, 1894 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday April 12, 1973 at the age of 78. He is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of The Barrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Freedman<3>
    • Frank Bunker Gilbreth     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Plainfield (New Jersey) on Friday March 17, 1911 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at the age of 89. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of The Barrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Bunker Gilbreth<3>
    • Frederick William 'Freddie' Green     (Musician)
    • Ellsworth Raymond 'Bumpy' Johnson     (Crime figure)
    • Clay Matthews, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Wednesday August 1, 1928 and died in Mount Pleasant (South Carolina) on Thursday March 23, 2017 at the age of 88. He is buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of The Barrows.
      • Mount Pleasant is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of The Barrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clay Matthews, Sr.<3>
    • Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Friday January 25, 1895 and died in New York (New York) on Friday October 4, 1957 at the age of 62. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of The Barrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney<3>
    • Beatrice Witte Ravenel     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Wednesday August 24, 1870 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Thursday March 15, 1956 at the age of 85. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of The Barrows.
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of The Barrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beatrice Witte Ravenel<3>
    • Clements Ripley     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Tacoma (Washington) on Friday August 26, 1892 and died in Charleston (South Carolina) on Thursday July 22, 1954 at the age of 61.
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of The Barrows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clements Ripley<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Moncks Corner, which is the Seat of Berkeley County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from The Barrows to Columbia, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 431 miles [693.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,278 miles [10,103.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,965 miles [11,209.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,851 miles [7,806.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Berkeley County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.co.berkeley.sc.us/

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- The Barrows) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Barrows. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1407, Longitude: -80.0637       In this case, the coordinates for The Barrows 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 The Barrows 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 309.766 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.728 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.815 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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