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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 Binghamtown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Binghamtown 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 Binghamtown:
    • 34.688475, -81.020082
    • 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 Binghamtown
  • 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 Binghamtown ...

We have found two communities that share the name Binghamtown.

Within South Carolina, the name Binghamtown is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Talladega County
      • This Binghamtown is located in Talladega County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Binghamtown that is located in Chester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binghamtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talladega County community of Binghamtown.
    • Kentucky
      • Bell County
      • This Binghamtown is located in Bell County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Binghamtown that is located in Chester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binghamtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bell County community of Binghamtown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Binghamtown ...

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.

  • Evans [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans
    • Evans [Chester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Binghamtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans
  • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Binghamtown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<3>
  • Fudges [Chester County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fudges
    • Fudges [Chester County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Binghamtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fudges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lake View [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
    • Lake View [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Binghamtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
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    • Lewis [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
      • Lewis [Chester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Binghamtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Lewisville [Chester County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Chester County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Binghamtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Quail Hollow [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Chester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Binghamtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hollow
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Binghamtown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<3>
    • Rodman [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodman
      • Rodman [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Binghamtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodman
    • Springs Park [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springs Park
      • Springs Park [Lancaster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Binghamtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springs Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springs Park
    • Stringfellow [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringfellow
      • Stringfellow [Chester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Binghamtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringfellow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringfellow
    • Tip Top [Chester County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
      • Tip Top [Chester County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Binghamtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tip Top have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Binghamtown. 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 ...
    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Sunday April 12, 1936 and died in Bluffton (South Carolina) on Tueday June 14, 2011 at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Lancaster is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Binghamtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<4>
    • Spencer Gettys     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Rock Hill (South Carolina) on Thursday June 8, 1916 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 18, 2004 at the age of 88. He is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Rock Hill is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Binghamtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Gettys<4>
    • Andrew Jackson     (7th President of the US (1829 - 1837))
      • 7th President of the US (1829 - 1837). He was born in Waxhaw (North Carolina) on Sunday March 15, 1767 and died in Hermitage (Tennessee) on Sunday June 8, 1845 at the age of 78.
      • Waxhaw is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Binghamtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson<4>
    • George F. McCorkle     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chester (South Carolina) on Saturday October 11, 1947 and died in Lebanon (Tennessee) on Friday June 29, 2007 at the age of 59. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Chester is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Binghamtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George F. McCorkle<4>
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Wednesday June 12, 1912 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 3, 1967 at the age of 54. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Lancaster is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Binghamtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nina Mae McKinney<4>
    • James Polk     (11th President of the US (1845 - 1849))
      • 11th President of the US (1845 - 1849). He was born in Pineville (North Carolina) on Monday November 2, 1795 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday June 15, 1849 at the age of 53.
      • Pineville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Binghamtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Polk<4>
    • Aaron Andrew Robinson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Wednesday June 23, 1915 and died in Lancaster (South Carolina) on Wednesday March 9, 1966 at the age of 50.
      • Lancaster is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Binghamtown.
      • Lancaster is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Binghamtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aaron Andrew Robinson<4>

How Far From Binghamtown 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 Binghamtown 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<5> community of Binghamtown once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Binghamtown and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Chester, which is the Seat of Chester County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Binghamtown to Chester, with an average speed<6> 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 47 miles [75.6 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 364 miles [585.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,252 miles [10,061.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,949 miles [11,183.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,829 miles [7,771.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Chester County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Binghamtown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Binghamtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6885, Longitude: -81.0201       In this case, the coordinates for Binghamtown 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Binghamtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Binghamtown 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 310.322 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.589 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.73 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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