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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 Belair, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Belair and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Belair:
    • 34.953204, -80.850628
    • 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 Belair
  • 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 Belair ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Belair.

Within South Carolina, the name Belair is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Leon County
      • This Belair is located in Leon County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Belair that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leon County community of Belair.
      • Orange County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Belair [Orange County].
    • Georgia
      • Richmond County
      • This Belair is located in Richmond County and lies 127 miles [204.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Belair that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Belair.
    • Louisiana
      • Plaquemines Parish
      • This Belair is located in Plaquemines Parish and lies 643 miles [1,034.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Belair that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plaquemines Parish community of Belair.
    • Manitoba
      • This Belair lies 1,337 miles [2,151.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Belair that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belair
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Belair [Prince George's County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Belair lies 1,134 miles [1,825 km]<1> to the northeast of the Belair that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belair
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland County
      • This Belair is located in Cumberland County and lies 110 miles [177 km]<1> to the east of the Belair that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Belair.
    • Quebec
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Quebec community of Belair.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamblen County
      • This Belair is located in Hamblen County and lies 160 miles [257.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Belair that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamblen County community of Belair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Belair ...

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.

  • Barberville [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barberville
    • Barberville [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Belair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barberville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barberville
  • Black Horse Run [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Horse Run
    • Black Horse Run [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Belair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Horse Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Horse Run
  • Colonial Village [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
    • Colonial Village [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Belair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Village
  • Friendship [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Belair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
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    • Indian Land [Lancaster County]
    • Leslie Woods [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie Woods
      • Leslie Woods [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Belair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie Woods
    • Marvin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Belair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Old Orchid [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Orchid
      • Old Orchid [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Belair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Orchid have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Orchid
    • Ravenwood [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Belair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Red River [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red River
      • Red River [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Belair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red River
    • Spring Valley [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Belair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Wolfville [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfville
      • Wolfville [Union County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Belair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolfville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Belair. 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 ...
    • Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Stanley (North Carolina) on Monday March 6, 1933 and died in Gastonia (North Carolina) on Thursday December 16, 2004 at the age of 71. He is buried at Gaston Memorial Park (Gaston County, North Carolina).
      • Stanley is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest of Belair.
      • Gastonia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Belair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Belair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<5>
    • Virginia Dale     (Actress)
    • Clarence T. Dixon     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday June 4, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 25, 1992 at the age of 68. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Charlotte is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Belair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence T. Dixon<5>
    • Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III     (Actor, director, producer)
      • Actor, director, producer. He was born in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1931 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Sunday March 16, 2008 at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Charlotte is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Belair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Belair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Gettys<5>
    • Annie Montrose Hagins     (Actress, activist)
    • Wilbert Harrison     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Saturday January 5, 1929 and died in Spencer (North Carolina) on Wednesday October 26, 1994 at the age of 65. He is buried at North Pinewood Cemetery (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Charlotte is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Belair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilbert Harrison<5>
    • Daisy and Violet Hilton     (Conjoined twins, sideshow performers)
      • Conjoined twins, sideshow performers. She was born in Brighton (England) on Wednesday February 5, 1908 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Saturday January 4, 1969 at the age of 60.
      • Charlotte is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Belair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daisy and Violet Hilton<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Belair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Belair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George F. McCorkle<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Belair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nina Mae McKinney<5>
    • Oscar Micheaux     (Director, writer, producer)
      • Director, writer, producer. He was born in Metropolis (Illinois) on Wednesday January 2, 1884 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Sunday March 25, 1951 at the age of 67. He is buried at Great Bend Cemetery (Barton County, Kansas).
      • Charlotte is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Belair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Micheaux<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lancaster, which is the Seat of Lancaster County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Belair to Lancaster, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 344 miles [553.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,232 miles [10,029.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,930 miles [11,152.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,810 miles [7,740.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Lancaster County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancastercountysc.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 '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- Belair) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belair. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9532, Longitude: -80.8506       In this case, the coordinates for Belair have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Belair 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Belair 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 310.226 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.518 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.588 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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