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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 Berkeley Forest, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Berkeley Forest 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 Berkeley Forest:
    • 33.968488, -80.903423
    • 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 Berkeley Forest
  • 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 Berkeley Forest ...

We have found one communities that share the name Berkeley Forest.

There is one other community in South Carolina which is also named Berkeley Forest.

Beyond South Carolina.

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Pickens County
      • This Berkeley Forest is located in Pickens County and lies 118 miles [189.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Berkeley Forest that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkeley Forest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Berkeley Forest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Berkeley Forest ...

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.

  • Childs [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childs
    • Childs [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs
  • Dominion Hills [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dominion Hills
    • Dominion Hills [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Berkeley Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dominion Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dominion Hills
  • Galaxy [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galaxy
    • Galaxy [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Berkeley Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galaxy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galaxy
  • Gordon Springs [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon Springs
    • Gordon Springs [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley Forest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Springs
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Heritage Woods [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Woods
      • Heritage Woods [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Woods
    • Independents [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independents
      • Independents [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Berkeley Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independents have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independents
    • Lee Hills [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hills
      • Lee Hills [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Berkeley Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Hills
    • Meadowfield [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowfield
      • Meadowfield [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowfield
    • Mountain Brook [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
      • Mountain Brook [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Berkeley Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook
    • Quail Creek [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Creek
      • Quail Creek [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Berkeley Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Creek
    • Quail Hills [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hills
      • Quail Hills [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Berkeley Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hills
    • Yorkshire [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkshire
      • Yorkshire [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley Forest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorkshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkshire

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 Berkeley Forest. 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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    • Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Wednesday October 2, 1974 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Thursday February 17, 2011 at the age of 36. He is buried at Leevy Cemetery (Richland County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Berkeley Forest.
      • Columbia is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Berkeley Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<3>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Hopkins (South Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1913 and died in Jeannette (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 18, 1989 at the age of 75. He is buried at Brush Creek Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Hopkins is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Berkeley Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Buster' Clarkson<3>
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at the age of 74. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Columbia is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Berkeley Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<3>
    • Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Camden (South Carolina) on Thursday December 13, 1923 and died in Montclair (New Jersey) on Wednesday June 18, 2003 at the age of 79. The body was cremated.
      • Camden is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Berkeley Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<3>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Berkeley Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<3>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Saturday October 15, 1938 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Sunday May 16, 1993 at the age of 54. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Columbia is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Berkeley Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson<3>
    • Angelica Van Buren     (Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841). She was born in Wedgefield (South Carolina) on Friday February 13, 1818 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday December 29, 1877 at the age of 59.
      • Wedgefield is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Berkeley Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<3>
    • Lee Young     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Wednesday February 1, 1984 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday August 19, 2013 at the age of 29. He is buried at Lakeview Memory Gardens (York County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Berkeley Forest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<3>

How Far From Berkeley Forest 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 Berkeley Forest to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the Seat of Richland County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies just to the west northwest (WNW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 402 miles [647 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Berkeley Forest to White House, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 23 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,279 miles [10,105.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,972 miles [11,220.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,854 miles [7,811.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Richland County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richland County: www.richlandonline.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 '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- Berkeley Forest) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berkeley Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9685, Longitude: -80.9034       In this case, the coordinates for Berkeley Forest 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 Berkeley Forest 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 310.248 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.401 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.891 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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