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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 Jack Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Black Jack Valley 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 Jack Valley:
    • 34.685965, -81.802601
    • 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 Jack Valley
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Black Jack Valley ...

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.

  • Bishop Town [Union County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop Town
    • Bishop Town [Union County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Black Jack Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Buffalo [Union County]
  • Cross Anchor [Spartanburg County]
  • Cross Keys [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Keys
    • Cross Keys [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Black Jack Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Keys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
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    • Crows [Spartanburg County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crows
      • Crows [Spartanburg County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Black Jack Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dutchman [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchman
      • Dutchman [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Black Jack Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutchman
    • Glenn Springs [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenn Springs
      • Glenn Springs [Spartanburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Black Jack Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenn Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn Springs
    • Goat Alley [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goat Alley
      • Goat Alley [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Black Jack Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goat Alley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goat Alley
    • Hobbyville [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbyville
      • Hobbyville [Spartanburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Black Jack Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobbyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbyville
    • Meansville [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meansville
      • Meansville [Union County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Black Jack Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meansville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wildcat [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildcat
      • Wildcat [Union County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Black Jack Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildcat 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 Black Jack Valley. 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 ...
    • Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Laurens (South Carolina) on Monday February 12, 1900 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Saturday October 12, 1974 at the age of 74.
      • Laurens is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Black Jack Valley.
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Black Jack Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<4>
    • Edward Jones Borom     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Friday October 30, 1914 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Friday January 7, 2011 at the age of 96. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Black Jack Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Jones Borom<4>
    • Tommy Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Wednesday November 9, 1949 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at the age of 30. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Black Jack Valley.
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Black Jack Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<4>
    • Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Thursday November 13, 1947 and died in Moore (South Carolina) on Thursday February 25, 1993 at the age of 45. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Black Jack Valley.
      • Moore is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Black Jack Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<4>
    • Reverend Gary D. 'Blind Gary' Davis     (Musician)
    • Art Fowler     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Converse (South Carolina) on Monday July 3, 1922 and died in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday January 29, 2007 at the age of 84. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Converse is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Black Jack Valley.
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Black Jack Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<4>
    • James R. Packard     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Wednesday September 23, 1931 and died in Fairfield (Illinois) on Saturday October 1, 1960 at the age of 29. He is buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Black Jack Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James R. Packard<4>
    • Donald Wesley Reno     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Buffalo (South Carolina) on Sunday February 21, 1926 and died in Powhatan (Virginia) on Tueday October 16, 1984 at the age of 58. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Buffalo is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Black Jack Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Wesley Reno<4>
    • Bobby Thompson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Monday July 5, 1937 and died in Franklin (Tennessee) on Wednesday May 18, 2005 at the age of 67. He is buried at Willow Grove Cemetery (Trousdale County, Tennessee).
      • Spartanburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Black Jack Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Thompson<4>

How Far From Black Jack Valley 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 Black Jack Valley 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 Black Jack Valley once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Black Jack Valley and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Union, which is the Seat of Union County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Black Jack Valley to Union, with an average speed<6> 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 southeast (SE). 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 392 miles [630.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,285 miles [10,114.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,985 miles [11,241.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,864 miles [7,827.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Union County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Union County: www.countyofunion.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' (or 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- Black Jack Valley) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Jack Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6860, Longitude: -81.8026       In this case, the coordinates for Black Jack Valley 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 Black Jack Valley, 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 Black Jack Valley 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 310.773 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.107 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.034 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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