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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 Bell Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bell Acres 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 Bell Acres:
    • 34.321543, -79.885619
    • 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 Bell Acres
  • 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 Bell Acres ...

We have found one communities that share the name Bell Acres.

Within South Carolina, the name Bell Acres is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, there is another community also named Bell Acres in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Bell Acres is located in Allegheny County and lies 432 miles [695.2 km]<1> to the north of the Bell Acres that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Bell Acres.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bell Acres ...

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.

  • Floyd [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
    • Floyd [Darlington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bell Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floyd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
  • Hunters Ridge [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Ridge
    • Hunters Ridge [Darlington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Bell Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Ridge
  • Lewis Crossroads [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Crossroads
    • Lewis Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Bell Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Crossroads
  • Liberty Heights [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Heights
    • Liberty Heights [Darlington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Bell Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Heights
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    • Mayo Heights [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayo Heights
      • Mayo Heights [Darlington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Bell Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayo Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayo Heights
    • Pepper Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepper Ridge
      • Pepper Ridge [Darlington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bell Acres
      • 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
    • Quail Hollow [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Darlington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Bell Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hollow
    • Rogers Crossroads [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Crossroads
      • Rogers Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Bell Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Crossroads
    • Royal Oaks [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Oaks
      • Royal Oaks [Darlington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Bell Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Oaks

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 Bell Acres. 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 ...
    • Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Syracuse (South Carolina) on Saturday February 21, 1903 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday October 7, 1962 at the age of 59. He is buried at New Crown Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Syracuse is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Bell Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell<3>
    • Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wadesboro (North Carolina) on Thursday September 3, 1931 and died in Cheraw (South Carolina) on Thursday February 15, 2018 at the age of 86. He is buried at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens (Chesterfield County, South Carolina).
      • Cheraw is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Bell Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Darlington, which is the Seat of Darlington County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 69 miles [111 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Bell Acres to Columbia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 353 miles [568.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,218 miles [10,006.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,910 miles [11,120.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,793 miles [7,713.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Darlington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Darlington County: www.darcosc.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Bell Acres) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bell Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3215, Longitude: -79.8856       In this case, the coordinates for Bell Acres 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Bell Acres to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.674 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.793 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.406 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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