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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 Bishopville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bishopville 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 Bishopville:
    • 34.218156, -80.248591
    • 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 Bishopville
  • 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 Bishopville ...

We have found four communities that share the name Bishopville.

Within South Carolina, the name Bishopville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Worcester County
      • This Bishopville is located in Worcester County and lies 405 miles [651.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bishopville that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishopville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Bishopville.
    • New York
      • Allegany County
      • This Bishopville is located in Allegany County and lies 578 miles [930.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bishopville that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishopville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Bishopville.
    • Nova Scotia
      • 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 Nova Scotia community of Bishopville.
    • Ohio
      • Morgan County
      • This Bishopville is located in Morgan County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bishopville that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishopville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Bishopville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bishopville ...

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.

  • Cypress Crossroads [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Crossroads
    • Cypress Crossroads [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bishopville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Crossroads
  • English Crossroads [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Crossroads
    • English Crossroads [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Bishopville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Crossroads
  • Lees Crossroads [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Crossroads
    • Lees Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Bishopville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Crossroads
  • Lydia [Darlington County]
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    • Manville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manville
      • Manville [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bishopville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manville
    • Mechanicsville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bishopville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
    • Oats [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oats
      • Oats [Darlington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Bishopville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oats have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oats
    • Red Hill [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Bishopville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Register Crossroads [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Register Crossroads
      • Register Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Bishopville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Register Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Register Crossroads
    • Rose Hill [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bishopville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Spur [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spur
      • Spur [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bishopville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spur
    • Tillers Ferry [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillers Ferry
      • Tillers Ferry [Kershaw County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Bishopville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillers Ferry
    • Tillersville [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillersville
      • Tillersville [Kershaw County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Bishopville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillersville

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 Bishopville. 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 ...
    • Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Syracuse (South Carolina) on Saturday February 21, 1903 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday October 7, 1962 at the age of 59. He is buried at New Crown Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Syracuse is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Bishopville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Bishopville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<5>
    • Robert N. 'Bobcat' Montgomery, Sr.     (Professional boxer)
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Bishopville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<5>

How Far From Bishopville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Bishopville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Bishopville to Columbia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 368 miles [592.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,239 miles [10,040.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,931 miles [11,154.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,814 miles [7,747.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Lee County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bishopville: www.cityofbishopvillesc.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bishopville) 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 Bishopville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BishopvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bishopville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2182, Longitude: -80.2486    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Bishopville 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Bishopville 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 309.879 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.013 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.573 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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