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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 Beech Island, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Beech Island 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 Beech Island:
    • 33.428167, -81.888587
    • 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 Beech Island
  • 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 Beech Island ...

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.

  • Apple Valley [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Valley
    • Apple Valley [Richmond County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Beech Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
  • Bath [Aiken County]
  • Clearwater [Aiken County]
  • Crestdale [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crestdale
    • Crestdale [Aiken County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Beech Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crestdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestdale
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    • Crestland [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crestland
      • Crestland [Aiken County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crestland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestland
    • Gordon Park [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon Park
      • Gordon Park [Richmond County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Park
    • Heathwood Park [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathwood Park
      • Heathwood Park [Aiken County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathwood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathwood Park
    • Hollow Creek [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollow Creek
      • Hollow Creek [Aiken County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollow Creek
    • Horse Creek [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Creek
      • Horse Creek [Aiken County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Creek
    • Johnstown [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Aiken County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Rose Hill [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Aiken County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Sand Bar Ferry [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Bar Ferry
      • Sand Bar Ferry [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Bar Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Bar Ferry
    • Schultz Hill [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schultz Hill
      • Schultz Hill [Aiken County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schultz Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schultz Hill
    • Spiderweb [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiderweb
      • Spiderweb [Aiken County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spiderweb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiderweb
    • Summer Hill [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Hill
      • Summer Hill [Aiken County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Hill
    • Sunset Heights [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Heights
      • Sunset Heights [Aiken County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Heights
    • Twiggs [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twiggs
      • Twiggs [Aiken County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twiggs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twiggs
    • Willow Springs Park [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Springs Park
      • Willow Springs Park [Aiken County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Beech Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Springs Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Springs Park

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 Beech Island. 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 ...
    • Fern Andra     (Actress, writer, producer, director)
      • Actress, writer, producer, director. She was born in Watseka (Illinois) on Tueday October 24, 1893 and died in Aiken (South Carolina) on Monday February 18, 1974 at the age of 80. She is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Aiken is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Beech Island.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fern Andra<4>
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday January 12, 1971 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the age of 38. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Augusta is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Beech Island.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<4>
    • Samuel Pierpont Langley     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. He was born in Roxbury (Massachusetts) on Wednesday August 20, 1834 and died in Aiken (South Carolina) on Tueday February 27, 1906 at the age of 71. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Aiken is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Beech Island.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Pierpont Langley<4>
    • William Henry Peck     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Thursday December 30, 1830 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday February 4, 1892 at the age of 61. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Augusta is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Beech Island.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry Peck<4>
    • Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant     (Social reformer, civil rights activist)
      • Social reformer, civil rights activist. She was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday August 19, 1817 and died in San Francisco (California) on Monday January 11, 1904 at the age of 86. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Augusta is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Beech Island.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Aiken, which is the Seat of Aiken County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Beech Island to Aiken, 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 62 miles [99.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 464 miles [746.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> 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).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,040 miles [11,329.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,922 miles [7,921.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Aiken County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Aiken County: www.aikencounty.net/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beech Island) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Beech Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beech IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beech Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4282, Longitude: -81.8886    
<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 Beech Island 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 310.797 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.956 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.41 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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