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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 Black Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Black Creek 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 Black Creek:
    • 33.284886, -80.257591
    • 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 Black Creek
  • 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 Black Creek ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Black Creek.

Within South Carolina, the name Black Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Etowah County
      • This Black Creek is located in Etowah County and lies 328 miles [527.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Black Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Etowah County community of Black Creek.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Black Creek is located in Jefferson County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km] to the west of the Black Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Black Creek.
    • British Columbia
      • This Black Creek lies 2,404 miles [3,868.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Black Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
    • Florida
      • Clay County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Black Creek [Clay County].
      • Leon County
      • This Black Creek is located in Leon County and lies 295 miles [474.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Black Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leon County community of Black Creek.
    • Georgia
      • Screven County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Black Creek [Screven County].
    • Indiana
      • Harrison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Black Creek [Harrison County].
    • Kentucky
      • Powell County
      • This Black Creek is located in Powell County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Black Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Powell County community of Black Creek.
    • Louisiana
      • Grant Parish
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Black Creek [Grant Parish].
    • New York
      • Allegany County
      • This Black Creek is located in Allegany County and lies 630 miles [1,013.9 km]<1> to the north of the Black Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Black Creek.
    • North Carolina
      • Wilson County
      • This Black Creek is located in Wilson County and lies 209 miles [336.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Black Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Black Creek.
    • Ohio
      • Holmes County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Black Creek [Holmes County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Black Creek.
    • Tennessee
      • Scott County
      • This Black Creek is located in Scott County and lies 326 miles [524.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Black Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Black Creek.
    • Virginia
      • Southampton County
      • This Black Creek is located in Southampton County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Black Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Southampton County community of Black Creek.
    • Wisconsin
      • Outagamie County
      • This Black Creek is located in Outagamie County and lies 888 miles [1,429.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Black Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Outagamie County community of Black Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Black Creek ...

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.

  • Cross [Berkeley County]
  • Cross Cross Roads [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Cross Roads
    • Cross Cross Roads [Berkeley County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Black Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Cross Roads
  • Ebenezer [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Black Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Hope [Berkeley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope [Berkeley County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Black Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Little Belvidere [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Belvidere
      • Little Belvidere [Orangeburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Black Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Belvidere have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Belvidere
    • Mudville [Berkeley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudville
      • Mudville [Berkeley County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Black Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mudville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pigeon Bay [Berkeley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon Bay
      • Pigeon Bay [Berkeley County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Black Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pigeon Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Possum Town [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Town
      • Possum Town [Orangeburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Black Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Possum Town have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Town
    • Sandridge [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandridge
      • Sandridge [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Black Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandridge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandridge
    • Spring Plain [Berkeley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Plain
      • Spring Plain [Berkeley County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Black Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tugtown [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tugtown
      • Tugtown [Orangeburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Black Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tugtown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tugtown

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 Black Creek. 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 ...
    • Jimmie Goodwin Coker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Holly Hill (South Carolina) on Saturday March 28, 1936 and died in Throckmorton (Texas) on Tueday October 29, 1991 at the age of 55.
      • Holly Hill is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Black Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Goodwin Coker<6>
    • Althea Gibson     (Professional tennis)
      • Professional tennis. She was born in Silver (South Carolina) on Thursday August 25, 1927 and died on Sunday September 28, 2003 at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Silver is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Black Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Althea Gibson<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Moncks Corner, which is the Seat of Berkeley County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Black Creek to Moncks Corner, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 427 miles [687.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,281 miles [10,108.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,969 miles [11,215.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,854 miles [7,811.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.co.berkeley.sc.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Black Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2849, Longitude: -80.2576       In this case, the coordinates for Black Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Black Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Black Creek 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.
<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 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.
<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 Black Creek 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 309.876 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.875 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.845 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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