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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 Battle Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek:
    • 34.749833, -83.289259
    • 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 Battle Creek
  • 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 Battle Creek ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Battle Creek.

Within South Carolina, the name Battle Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Shasta County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Battle Creek [Shasta County].
    • Colorado
      • Routt County
      • This Battle Creek is located in Routt County and lies 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Battle Creek that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Routt County community of Battle Creek.
    • Idaho
      • Oneida County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Battle Creek [Oneida County].
    • Iowa
      • Ida County
      • This Battle Creek is located in Ida County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Battle Creek that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ida County community of Battle Creek.
    • Kansas
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Battle Creek [Lincoln County].
    • Michigan
      • Calhoun County
      • This Battle Creek is located in Calhoun County and lies 532 miles [856.2 km]<2> to the north of the Battle Creek that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Battle Creek.
    • Nebraska
      • Madison County
      • This Battle Creek is located in Madison County and lies 920 miles [1,480.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Battle Creek that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Battle Creek.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Elko County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elko County community of Battle Creek.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Battle Creek lies 1,681 miles [2,705.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Battle Creek that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Creek
    • Utah
      • Utah County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Battle Creek [Utah County].
    • Virginia
      • Page County
      • This Battle Creek is located in Page County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Battle Creek that is located in Oconee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Page County community of Battle Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Battle Creek ...

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.

  • Brasstown [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brasstown
    • Brasstown [Oconee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Battle Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brasstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brasstown
  • Earls Ford [Rabun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earls Ford
    • Earls Ford [Rabun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Battle Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earls Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earls Ford
  • Five Points [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Oconee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Battle Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Holly Springs [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
    • Holly Springs [Oconee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Battle Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Horse Shoe [Oconee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Shoe
      • Horse Shoe [Oconee County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Battle Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Shoe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Longcreek [Oconee County]
    • Sandy Ford [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ford
      • Sandy Ford [Rabun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Battle Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ford
    • Tiger [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiger
      • Tiger [Rabun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Battle Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 418 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiger<5>
    • Tugaloo [Habersham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tugaloo
      • Tugaloo [Habersham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Battle Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tugaloo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tugaloo
    • Whetstone [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whetstone
      • Whetstone [Oconee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Battle Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whetstone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whetstone

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 Battle Creek. 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 ...
    • William Lamar 'Billy' Lothridge     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Cleveland (Georgia) on Thursday January 1, 1942 and died in Pensacola (Florida) on Friday February 23, 1996 at the age of 54.
      • Cleveland is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Battle Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Lamar 'Billy' Lothridge<6>
    • John Robert 'Big Cat' Mize     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Demorest (Georgia) on Tueday January 7, 1913 and died in Demorest (Georgia) on Wednesday June 2, 1993 at the age of 80. He is buried at Yonah Memorial Gardens (Habersham County, Georgia).
      • Demorest is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Battle Creek.
      • Demorest is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Battle Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Robert 'Big Cat' Mize<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Walhalla, which is the Seat of Oconee County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Battle Creek to Walhalla, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 448 miles [721 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,346 miles [10,212.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,050 miles [11,345.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,927 miles [7,929.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Oconee County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oconee County: www.oconeesc.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Battle Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Battle Creek) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Battle Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Battle CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Battle Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7498, Longitude: -83.2893    
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Battle Creek could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Battle Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.641 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.114 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.601 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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