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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 Berea, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Berea 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 Berea:
    • 34.885395, -82.455957
    • 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 Berea
  • 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 Berea ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Berea.

Within South Carolina, the name Berea is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Ashley County
      • This Berea is located in Ashley County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<1> to the west of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashley County community of Berea.
    • Iowa
      • Adair County
      • This Berea is located in Adair County and lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Berea.
    • Kansas
      • Franklin 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 Berea [Franklin County].
    • Kentucky
      • Madison County
      • This Berea is located in Madison County and lies 212 miles [341.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Berea.
    • Mississippi
      • Attala County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Berea [Attala County].
    • Nebraska
      • Box Butte County
      • This Berea is located in Box Butte County and lies 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Box Butte County community of Berea.
    • New York
      • Orange County
      • This Berea is located in Orange County and lies 641 miles [1,031.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Berea.
    • North Carolina
      • Granville County
      • This Berea is located in Granville County and lies 230 miles [370.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Granville County community of Berea.
    • North Dakota
      • Barnes County
      • This Berea is located in Barnes County and lies 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barnes County community of Berea.
    • Ohio
      • Cuyahoga County
      • This Berea is located in Cuyahoga County and lies 448 miles [721 km]<1> to the north of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Berea.
    • Tennessee
      • Cannon County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Berea [Cannon County].
      • Giles County
      • This Berea is located in Giles County and lies 256 miles [412 km]<1> to the west of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Giles County community of Berea.
      • Warren County
      • This Berea is located in Warren County and lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the west northwest of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Berea.
    • Texas
      • Houston County
      • This Berea is located in Houston County and lies 782 miles [1,258.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Berea.
      • Marion County
      • This Berea is located in Marion County and lies 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the west of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Berea.
    • Virginia
      • Stafford County
      • This Berea is located in Stafford County and lies 363 miles [584.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Berea.
    • West Virginia
      • Ritchie County
      • This Berea is located in Ritchie County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Berea that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ritchie County community of Berea.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Berea ...

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.

  • City View [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for City View
    • City View [Greenville County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Berea
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for City View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on City View
  • Enchanted Forest [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enchanted Forest
    • Enchanted Forest [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Berea
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enchanted Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enchanted Forest
  • Hillandale [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillandale
    • Hillandale [Greenville County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Berea
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillandale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillandale
  • Hughes Heights [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes Heights
    • Hughes Heights [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Berea
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughes Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes Heights
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    • Indian Hills [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Berea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Mountain Shadows [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Shadows
      • Mountain Shadows [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Berea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Shadows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Shadows
    • Paris Point [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris Point
      • Paris Point [Greenville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Berea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris Point
    • Tanglewood [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Greenville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Berea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood
    • View Point Place [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for View Point Place
      • View Point Place [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Berea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for View Point Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on View Point Place
    • Woodside [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Greenville County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Berea
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside

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 Berea. 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)
      • Born: Margaret Thomas Adams
      • Actress. She was born in Greenville (SC) on January 11, 1922 (a Wednesday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 13, 1955 (a Sunday) at the age of 33.
      • Greenville is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Berea.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<5>
    • Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Laurens (SC) on February 12, 1900 (a Monday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on October 12, 1974 (a Saturday) at the age of 74.
      • Laurens is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the southeast of Berea.
      • Spartanburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Berea.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<5>
    • Edward Jones Borom     (Major League Baseball)
    • Chadwick Aaron Boseman     (Actor, producer)
    • Tommy Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (SC) on November 9, 1949 (a Wednesday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on April 28, 1980 (a Monday) at the age of 30. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Berea.
      • Spartanburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Berea.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<5>
    • Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (SC) on November 13, 1947 (a Thursday) and died in Moore (SC) on February 25, 1993 (a Thursday) at the age of 45. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Berea.
      • Moore is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Berea.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<5>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
    • James B. Davis     (Singer)
    • Art Fowler     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Converse (SC) on July 3, 1922 (a Monday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on January 29, 2007 (a Monday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Converse is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the east of Berea.
      • Spartanburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Berea.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<5>
    • Randy Johnson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in San Antonio (TX) on June 17, 1944 (a Saturday) and died in Brevard (NC) on September 17, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery (DeWitt County, Texas).
      • Brevard is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Berea.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Randy Johnson<5>
    • Jackie 'Moms' Mabley     (Comedian)
    • George Mathews     (Actor)
      • Full name: George Joseph Mathews
      • Actor. He was born on October 10, 1911 (a Tueday) and died in Caesars Head (SC) on November 7, 1984 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73.
      • Caesars Head is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Berea.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Mathews<5>
    • James R. Packard     (Race car driver)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Greenville County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 101 miles [162.5 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Berea 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 407 miles [655 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,304 miles [10,145.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,006 miles [11,275.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,885 miles [7,861.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Greenville County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Berea. 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 '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- Berea) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Berea. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BereaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berea. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8854, Longitude: -82.4560       In this case, the coordinates for Berea 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 Berea 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>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 Berea, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Berea 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 311.156 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.575 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.235 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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