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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 Bennettsville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bennettsville 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 Bennettsville:
    • 34.616618, -79.684381
    • 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 Bennettsville
  • 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 Bennettsville ...

We have found six communities that share the name Bennettsville.

Within South Carolina, the name Bennettsville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Etowah County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Bennettsville [Etowah County].
    • Indiana
      • Clark County
      • This Bennettsville is located in Clark County and lies 429 miles [690.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Bennettsville that is located in Marlboro County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennettsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Bennettsville.
    • Iowa
      • Dubuque County
      • This Bennettsville is located in Dubuque County and lies 800 miles [1,287.5 km]<2> to the northwest of the Bennettsville that is located in Marlboro County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennettsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dubuque County community of Bennettsville.
    • Kansas
      • Russell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Bennettsville [Russell County].
    • Kentucky
      • Knox County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Bennettsville [Knox County].
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Bennettsville is located in Chenango County and lies 574 miles [923.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Bennettsville that is located in Marlboro County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennettsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Bennettsville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bennettsville ...

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.

  • Argyle [Marlboro County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle [Marlboro County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Bennettsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Beauty Spot [Marlboro County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauty Spot
    • Beauty Spot [Marlboro County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Bennettsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauty Spot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Burnt Factory [Marlboro County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Factory
    • Burnt Factory [Marlboro County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Bennettsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Factory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Everetts [Marlboro County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everetts
    • Everetts [Marlboro County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Bennettsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everetts have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Five Forks [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
      • Five Forks [Marlboro County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Bennettsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
    • Grace Heights [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace Heights
      • Grace Heights [Marlboro County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Bennettsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace Heights
    • Hebron [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Marlboro County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Bennettsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Lester [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Marlboro County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Bennettsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Quick Crossroads [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quick Crossroads
      • Quick Crossroads [Marlboro County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Bennettsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quick Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quick Crossroads
    • Sunnybrook Heights [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnybrook Heights
      • Sunnybrook Heights [Marlboro County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Bennettsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnybrook Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnybrook Heights
    • Welsh Neck [Marlboro County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welsh Neck
      • Welsh Neck [Marlboro County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Bennettsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welsh Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 Bennettsville. 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 ...
    • 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).
      • Wadesboro is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the northwest of Bennettsville.
      • Cheraw is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Bennettsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer<5>
    • John William Coltrane     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Hamlet (North Carolina) on Thursday September 23, 1926 and died in Huntington (New York) on Monday July 17, 1967 at the age of 40. He is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Hamlet is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Bennettsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John William Coltrane<5>
    • Rufus R. 'Freight Train' Jones     (Professional wrestler)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 88 miles [141.6 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Bennettsville to Columbia, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 329 miles [529.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,197 miles [9,973.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,889 miles [11,086.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,772 miles [7,679.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bennettsville: www.bennettsvillesc.com/

The official website for Marlboro County: www.marlborocounty.sc.gov/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bennettsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Bennettsville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bennettsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BennettsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bennettsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6166, Longitude: -79.6844    
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Bennettsville 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.
<4>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.
<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 Bennettsville 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 309.56 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.705 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.242 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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