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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 Bells Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bells Crossroads 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 Bells Crossroads:
    • 34.781231, -82.214281
    • 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 Bells Crossroads
  • 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 Bells Crossroads ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Bells Crossroads.

There is one other community in South Carolina which is also named Bells Crossroads.

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

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Colleton County
      • This Bells Crossroads is located in Colleton County and lies 146 miles [235 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Bells Crossroads that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colleton County community of Bells Crossroads.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Barbour County
      • This Bells Crossroads is located in Barbour County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Bells Crossroads that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barbour County community of Bells Crossroads.
      • Dale County
      • This Bells Crossroads is located in Dale County and lies 292 miles [469.9 km] to the southwest of the Bells Crossroads that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dale County community of Bells Crossroads.
    • North Carolina
      • Iredell County
      • This Bells Crossroads is located in Iredell County and lies 96 miles [154.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bells Crossroads that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iredell County community of Bells Crossroads.
      • Pender County
      • This Bells Crossroads is located in Pender County and lies 242 miles [389.5 km] to the east of the Bells Crossroads that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pender County community of Bells Crossroads.
      • Pitt County
      • This Bells Crossroads is located in Pitt County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km] to the east northeast of the Bells Crossroads that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Bells Crossroads.
    • Virginia
      • Louisa County
      • This Bells Crossroads is located in Louisa County and lies 317 miles [510.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bells Crossroads that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Louisa County community of Bells Crossroads.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bells Crossroads ...

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.

  • Camelot [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot [Greenville County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Bells Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot
  • Cherokee Heights [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Heights
    • Cherokee Heights [Greenville County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Heights
  • Cooks Crossroads [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Crossroads
    • Cooks Crossroads [Laurens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bells Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooks Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Crossroads
  • Five Forks [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
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    • Heritage Lakes [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Lakes
      • Heritage Lakes [Greenville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Lakes
    • Holly Springs [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Greenville County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Bells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Oak Creek [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Creek
      • Oak Creek [Greenville County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
    • Poinsetta [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poinsetta
      • Poinsetta [Greenville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poinsetta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poinsetta
    • Ponderosa [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
      • Ponderosa [Greenville County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Bells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponderosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa
    • Powderhorn [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powderhorn
      • Powderhorn [Greenville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powderhorn
    • Walkers Crossing [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkers Crossing
      • Walkers Crossing [Greenville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkers Crossing
    • Woodland Village [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Village
      • Woodland Village [Greenville County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Bells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Village
    • Woodwinds [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodwinds
      • Woodwinds [Greenville County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Bells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodwinds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodwinds

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 Bells Crossroads. 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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    • Abigail 'Tommye' Adams     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenville (South Carolina) on Wednesday January 11, 1922 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Sunday February 13, 1955 at the age of 33.
      • Greenville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<3>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Bells Crossroads.
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<3>
    • Edward Jones Borom     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Friday October 30, 1914 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Friday January 7, 2011 at the age of 96. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Jones Borom<3>
    • Tommy Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Wednesday November 9, 1949 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at the age of 30. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Bells Crossroads.
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<3>
    • Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Thursday November 13, 1947 and died in Moore (South Carolina) on Thursday February 25, 1993 at the age of 45. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Bells Crossroads.
      • Moore is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<3>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Greenville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<3>
    • Reverend Gary D. 'Blind Gary' Davis     (Musician)
    • James B. Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (South Carolina) on Tueday June 6, 1916 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday April 17, 2007 at the age of 90. He is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Greenville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James B. Davis<3>
    • Art Fowler     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Converse (South Carolina) on Monday July 3, 1922 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday January 29, 2007 at the age of 84. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Converse is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Bells Crossroads.
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<3>
    • James R. Packard     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Wednesday September 23, 1931 and died in Fairfield (Illinois) on Saturday October 1, 1960 at the age of 29. He is buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James R. Packard<3>
    • Ellas Broadus Robertson     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Greenville (South Carolina) on Friday April 19, 1872 and died in Louisville (Kentucky) on Monday December 3, 1945 at the age of 73. She is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Greenville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellas Broadus Robertson<3>
    • Bobby Thompson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday July 5, 1937 and died in Franklin (Tennessee) on Wednesday May 18, 2005 at the age of 67. He is buried at Willow Grove Cemetery (Trousdale County, Tennessee).
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Thompson<3>
    • Mack McBee Williams     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Pickens (South Carolina) on Friday February 8, 1907 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday July 29, 1965 at the age of 58. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Pickens is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Bells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mack McBee Williams<3>

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

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

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    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Greenville County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bells Crossroads to Greenville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 403 miles [648.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,299 miles [10,137.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,000 miles [11,265.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,878 miles [7,850.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Greenville County: www.greenvillecounty.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bells Crossroads) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bells Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7812, Longitude: -82.2143       In this case, the coordinates for Bells Crossroads 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 Bells Crossroads 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 311.013 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.397 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.168 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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