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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 Belle Meade, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Belle Meade 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 Belle Meade:
    • 34.227899, -82.168177
    • 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 Belle Meade
  • 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 Belle Meade ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Belle Meade.

There are two communities within South Carolina that are also named Belle Meade.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Greenville County
      • This Belle Meade is located in Greenville County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Belle Meade.
    • York County
      • This Belle Meade is located in York County and lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Belle Meade.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Saint Francis County
      • This Belle Meade is located in Saint Francis County and lies 472 miles [759.6 km]<1> to the west of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Francis County community of Belle Meade.
    • Florida
      • Collier County
      • This Belle Meade is located in Collier County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km]<1> to the south of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collier County community of Belle Meade.
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Belle Meade is located in Hillsborough County and lies 423 miles [680.8 km] to the south of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Belle Meade.
    • Kansas
      • Meade 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 Kansas community of Belle Meade [Meade County].
    • Louisiana
      • Ouachita Parish
      • This Belle Meade is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 579 miles [931.8 km]<1> to the west of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of Belle Meade.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Belle Meade is located in Harford County and lies 484 miles [778.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Belle Meade.
    • North Carolina
      • Wilson County
      • This Belle Meade is located in Wilson County and lies 259 miles [416.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Belle Meade.
    • Tennessee
      • Blount County
      • This Belle Meade is located in Blount County and lies 145 miles [233.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Belle Meade.
      • Davidson County
      • This Belle Meade is located in Davidson County and lies 294 miles [473.1 km] to the west northwest of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Belle Meade.
      • Hardin County
      • This Belle Meade is located in Hardin County and lies 350 miles [563.3 km] to the west northwest of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Belle Meade.
    • Virginia
      • Fauquier County
      • This Belle Meade is located in Fauquier County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fauquier County community of Belle Meade.
      • Roanoke County
      • This Belle Meade is located in Roanoke County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km] to the north northeast of the Belle Meade that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Meade
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke County community of Belle Meade.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Belle Meade ...

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.

  • Cedar Lake [Greenwood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Lake
    • Cedar Lake [Greenwood County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Belle Meade
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Lake
  • Cherokee Hills [Greenwood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Hills
    • Cherokee Hills [Greenwood County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Belle Meade
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Hills
  • Downs Siding [Greenwood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs Siding
    • Downs Siding [Greenwood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Belle Meade
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downs Siding have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs Siding
  • Emerald Place [Greenwood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Place
    • Emerald Place [Greenwood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Belle Meade
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Place
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Forest Lake [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lake
      • Forest Lake [Greenwood County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Belle Meade
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lake
    • Greenwood [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Greenwood County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Belle Meade
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<4>
    • Greenwood Village [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood Village
      • Greenwood Village [Greenwood County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Belle Meade
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Village
    • Harris [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Greenwood County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Belle Meade
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • Lodge Grounds [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodge Grounds
      • Lodge Grounds [Greenwood County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Belle Meade
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodge Grounds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge Grounds
    • Raintree [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree
      • Raintree [Greenwood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Belle Meade
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
    • Rock Creek [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Greenwood County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Belle Meade
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Timberlake [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake [Greenwood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Belle Meade
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
    • Wheatfield [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatfield
      • Wheatfield [Greenwood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Belle Meade
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatfield
    • Windtree [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windtree
      • Windtree [Greenwood County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Belle Meade
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windtree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windtree

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 Belle Meade. 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 ...
    • Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Laurens (South Carolina) on Monday February 12, 1900 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Saturday October 12, 1974 at the age of 74.
      • Laurens is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Belle Meade.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<5>
    • Reverend Gary D. 'Blind Gary' Davis     (Musician)
    • Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays     (Social activist, educator)
      • Social activist, educator. He was born in Ninety Six (South Carolina) on Wednesday August 1, 1894 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Wednesday March 28, 1984 at the age of 89. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Ninety Six is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Belle Meade.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenwood, which is the Seat of Greenwood County and lies just to the South.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 66 miles [106.2 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Belle Meade to Columbia, with an average speed<6> 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 429 miles [690.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,322 miles [10,174.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,020 miles [11,297.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,900 miles [7,885.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Greenwood County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Greenwood County: www.co.greenwood.sc.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Belle Meade) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belle Meade. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2279, Longitude: -82.1682       In this case, the coordinates for Belle Meade 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 Belle Meade 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 Belle Meade 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 310.976 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.275 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.302 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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