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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 Bee Tree, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bee Tree 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 Bee Tree:
    • 34.310427, -80.697025
    • 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 Bee Tree
  • 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 Bee Tree ...

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.

  • Colonel Creek Landing [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonel Creek Landing
    • Colonel Creek Landing [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bee Tree
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonel Creek Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonel Creek Landing
  • Cool Springs [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Springs
    • Cool Springs [Kershaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Bee Tree
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Springs
  • Dusty Bend [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dusty Bend
    • Dusty Bend [Kershaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bee Tree
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dusty Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dusty Bend
  • Gents Crossing [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gents Crossing
    • Gents Crossing [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Bee Tree
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gents Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gents Crossing
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    • Grannys Quarter [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grannys Quarter
      • Grannys Quarter [Kershaw County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grannys Quarter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kellytown [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellytown
      • Kellytown [Kershaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellytown
    • Kirkover Hills [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkover Hills
      • Kirkover Hills [Kershaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkover Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkover Hills
    • Knights Hill [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knights Hill
      • Knights Hill [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knights Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knights Hill
    • Log Town [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Town
      • Log Town [Kershaw County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Peckwoods [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peckwoods
      • Peckwoods [Kershaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peckwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peckwoods
    • Pepper Ridge [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepper Ridge
      • Pepper Ridge [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pepper Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepper Ridge
    • Pine Creek [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Creek
      • Pine Creek [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Creek
    • Pine Mark [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Mark
      • Pine Mark [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Mark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Mark
    • Sandy Springs [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Springs
      • Sandy Springs [Kershaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
    • Sunnyhill [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyhill
      • Sunnyhill [Kershaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyhill
    • Thunderwoods [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunderwoods
      • Thunderwoods [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bee Tree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thunderwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thunderwoods

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 Bee Tree. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Bee Tree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<4>
    • Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Wednesday October 2, 1974 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Thursday February 17, 2011 at the age of 36. He is buried at Leevy Cemetery (Richland County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Bee Tree.
      • Columbia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Bee Tree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<4>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Hopkins (South Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1913 and died in Jeannette (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 18, 1989 at the age of 75. He is buried at Brush Creek Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Hopkins is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Bee Tree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Buster' Clarkson<4>
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at the age of 74. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Columbia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Bee Tree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<4>
    • Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Camden (South Carolina) on Thursday December 13, 1923 and died in Montclair (New Jersey) on Wednesday June 18, 2003 at the age of 79. The body was cremated.
      • Camden is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Bee Tree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<4>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Bee Tree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<4>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Saturday October 15, 1938 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Sunday May 16, 1993 at the age of 54. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Columbia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Bee Tree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson<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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Bee Tree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nina Mae McKinney<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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Bee Tree.
      • Lancaster is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Bee Tree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aaron Andrew Robinson<4>
    • Lee Young     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Wednesday February 1, 1984 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday August 19, 2013 at the age of 29. He is buried at Lakeview Memory Gardens (York County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Bee Tree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Bee Tree once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Bee Tree and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Camden, which is the Seat of Kershaw County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Bee Tree to Columbia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 376 miles [605.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,254 miles [10,064.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,949 miles [11,183.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,830 miles [7,773.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Kershaw County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Bee Tree) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bee Tree. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3104, Longitude: -80.6970       In this case, the coordinates for Bee Tree 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>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 Bee Tree, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.
<7>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 Bee Tree to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.134 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.32 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.716 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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