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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 Bascomville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bascomville 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 Bascomville:
    • 34.699031, -80.976469
    • 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 Bascomville
  • 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 Bascomville ...

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.

  • Bell Town [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Town
    • Bell Town [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bascomville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Town
  • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bascomville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<3>
  • Fudges [Chester County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fudges
    • Fudges [Chester County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bascomville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fudges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Grace [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
    • Grace [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Bascomville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
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    • Irwin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Bascomville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
    • Lake View [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bascomville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Lewisville [Chester County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Chester County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bascomville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bascomville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<3>
    • Rodman [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodman
      • Rodman [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bascomville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodman
    • Springs Park [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springs Park
      • Springs Park [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bascomville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springs Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springs Park
    • Tip Top [Chester County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
      • Tip Top [Chester County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bascomville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tip Top have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Bascomville. 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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    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Sunday April 12, 1936 and died in Bluffton (South Carolina) on Tueday June 14, 2011 at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Lancaster is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Bascomville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<4>
    • Spencer Gettys     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Rock Hill (South Carolina) on Thursday June 8, 1916 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 18, 2004 at the age of 88. He is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Rock Hill is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Bascomville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Gettys<4>
    • Andrew Jackson     (7th President of the US (1829 - 1837))
      • 7th President of the US (1829 - 1837). He was born in Waxhaw (North Carolina) on Sunday March 15, 1767 and died in Hermitage (Tennessee) on Sunday June 8, 1845 at the age of 78.
      • Waxhaw is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Bascomville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson<4>
    • George F. McCorkle     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chester (South Carolina) on Saturday October 11, 1947 and died in Lebanon (Tennessee) on Friday June 29, 2007 at the age of 59. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Chester is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Bascomville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George F. McCorkle<4>
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Wednesday June 12, 1912 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 3, 1967 at the age of 54. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Lancaster is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Bascomville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nina Mae McKinney<4>
    • James Polk     (11th President of the US (1845 - 1849))
      • 11th President of the US (1845 - 1849). He was born in Pineville (North Carolina) on Monday November 2, 1795 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday June 15, 1849 at the age of 53.
      • Pineville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Bascomville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Polk<4>
    • Aaron Andrew Robinson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Wednesday June 23, 1915 and died in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Wednesday March 9, 1966 at the age of 50.
      • Lancaster is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Bascomville.
      • Lancaster is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Bascomville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aaron Andrew Robinson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chester, which is the Seat of Chester County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Bascomville to Chester, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 362 miles [582.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,249 miles [10,056.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,946 miles [11,178.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,826 miles [7,766.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Chester County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Bascomville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bascomville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6990, Longitude: -80.9765       In this case, the coordinates for Bascomville 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 Bascomville 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 310.297 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.562 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.71 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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