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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 Bethany, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bethany 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 Bethany:
    • 33.849573, -82.150676
    • 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 Bethany
  • 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 Bethany ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Bethany.

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

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 42 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 42 communities, 41 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • York County
      • This Bethany is located in York County and lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Bethany.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pickens 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 Alabama community of Bethany [Pickens County].
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Bethany [Tuscaloosa County].
    • Arkansas
      • Howard County
      • This Bethany is located in Howard County and lies 679 miles [1,092.7 km]<1> to the west of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Bethany.
    • California
      • San Joaquin 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 California community of Bethany [San Joaquin County].
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Bethany is located in New Haven County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Bethany.
    • Florida
      • Manatee County
      • This Bethany is located in Manatee County and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<1> to the south of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manatee County community of Bethany.
    • Georgia
      • Baker County
      • This Bethany is located in Baker County and lies 226 miles [363.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Bethany.
      • Decatur County
      • This Bethany is located in Decatur County and lies 255 miles [410.4 km] to the southwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Bethany.
      • Fayette County
      • This Bethany is located in Fayette County and lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the west of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Bethany.
      • Greene 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 Georgia community of Bethany [Greene County].
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Bethany [Jefferson County].
      • Morgan County
      • This Bethany is located in Morgan County and lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the west southwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Bethany.
    • Illinois
      • Moultrie County
      • This Bethany is located in Moultrie County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moultrie County community of Bethany.
    • Indiana
      • Bartholomew County
      • This Bethany is located in Bartholomew County and lies 426 miles [685.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bartholomew County community of Bethany.
      • Morgan County
      • This Bethany is located in Morgan County and lies 456 miles [733.9 km] to the north northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Bethany.
      • Parke County
      • This Bethany is located in Parke County and lies 497 miles [799.8 km] to the north northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Bethany.
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Bethany is located in Jefferson County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Bethany.
      • Owen 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 Kentucky community of Bethany [Owen County].
      • Wolfe County
      • This Bethany is located in Wolfe County and lies 272 miles [437.7 km] to the north northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wolfe County community of Bethany.
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This Bethany is located in Caddo Parish and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<1> to the west of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo Parish community of Bethany.
    • Manitoba
      • This Bethany lies 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • Minnesota
      • Winona County
      • This Bethany is located in Winona County and lies 875 miles [1,408.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winona County community of Bethany.
    • Mississippi
      • Lee County
      • This Bethany is located in Lee County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the west of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Bethany.
    • Missouri
      • Clay County
      • Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Bethany.
      • Dunklin County
      • This Bethany is located in Dunklin County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dunklin County community of Bethany.
      • Harrison County
      • This Bethany is located in Harrison County and lies 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Bethany.
    • Nebraska
      • Lancaster County
      • This Bethany is located in Lancaster County and lies 928 miles [1,493.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Bethany.
    • New York
      • Genesee 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 New York community of Bethany [Genesee County].
    • North Carolina
      • Davidson 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 North Carolina community of Bethany [Davidson County].
      • Rockingham County
      • This Bethany is located in Rockingham County and lies 213 miles [342.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Bethany.
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • This Bethany is located in Butler County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Bethany.
    • Oklahoma
      • Oklahoma County
      • This Bethany is located in Oklahoma County and lies 885 miles [1,424.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma County community of Bethany.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Bethany.
    • Oregon
      • Marion County
      • This Bethany is located in Marion County and lies 2,274 miles [3,659.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Bethany.
      • Washington County
      • This Bethany is located in Washington County and lies 2,280 miles [3,669.3 km] to the northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Bethany.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Wayne County
      • This Bethany is located in Wayne County and lies 653 miles [1,050.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Bethany.
      • Westmoreland 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 Pennsylvania community of Bethany [Westmoreland County].
    • Tennessee
      • Greene County
      • This Bethany is located in Greene County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the north of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Bethany.
      • Warren County
      • This Bethany is located in Warren County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km] to the west northwest of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Bethany.
    • Texas
      • Panola County
      • This Bethany is located in Panola County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<1> to the west of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Panola County community of Bethany.
    • Virginia
      • Carroll County
      • This Bethany is located in Carroll County and lies 218 miles [350.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Bethany.
    • West Virginia
      • Brooke County
      • This Bethany is located in Brooke County and lies 447 miles [719.4 km]<1> to the north of the Bethany that is located in McCormick County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brooke County community of Bethany.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bethany ...

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.

  • Liberty Hill [McCormick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
    • Liberty Hill [McCormick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bethany
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
  • Lime Stone [Edgefield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Stone
    • Lime Stone [Edgefield County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethany
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Limestone [Edgefield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
    • Limestone [Edgefield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethany
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
  • Mayson Crossroads [Edgefield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayson Crossroads
    • Mayson Crossroads [Edgefield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bethany
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayson Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayson Crossroads
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    • Millers Crossroads [Edgefield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Crossroads
      • Millers Crossroads [Edgefield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Bethany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Crossroads
    • Parks Mill [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parks Mill
      • Parks Mill [McCormick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Bethany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parks Mill
    • Parksville [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parksville
      • Parksville [McCormick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bethany
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parksville<5>
    • Plum Branch [McCormick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Branch
      • Plum Branch [McCormick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bethany
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plum Branch<5>

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 Bethany. 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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    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday January 12, 1971 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 25, 2009 at the age of 38. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Augusta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest<6>
    • Joe Haynes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lincolnton (Georgia) on Friday September 21, 1917 and died in Hopkins (Minnesota) on Friday January 6, 1967 at the age of 49. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Lincolnton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Haynes<6>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays<6>
    • William Henry Peck     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Thursday December 30, 1830 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday February 4, 1892 at the age of 61. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Augusta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Henry Peck<6>
    • Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant     (Social reformer, civil rights activist)
      • Social reformer, civil rights activist. She was born in Augusta (Georgia) on Tueday August 19, 1817 and died in San Francisco (California) on Monday January 11, 1904 at the age of 86. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Augusta is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant<6>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Bethany once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Bethany and extending to:

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    • McCormick, which is the Seat of McCormick County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bethany to McCormick, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 449 miles [722.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,338 miles [10,200 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,035 miles [11,321.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,915 miles [7,909.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Bethany) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethany. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8496, Longitude: -82.1507       In this case, the coordinates for Bethany 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 Bethany 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 Bethany, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Bethany to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.958 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.20 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.397 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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