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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Black 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 Black:
    • 34.336228, -82.289844
    • 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
  • 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 ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Black.

Within South Carolina, the name Black is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Geneva County
      • This Black is located in Geneva County and lies 304 miles [489.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Black that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Geneva County community of Black.
    • Alaska
      • This Black lies 3,929 miles [6,323.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Black that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
    • Georgia
      • Bulloch 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 Black [Bulloch County].
    • Idaho
      • Jerome 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 Idaho community of Black [Jerome County].
    • Illinois
      • Edwards County
      • This Black is located in Edwards County and lies 430 miles [692 km]<1> to the northwest of the Black that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edwards County community of Black.
    • Missouri
      • Reynolds County
      • This Black is located in Reynolds County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Black that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reynolds County community of Black.
    • Ohio
      • Guernsey County
      • This Black is located in Guernsey County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<1> to the north of the Black that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guernsey County community of Black.
    • Oklahoma
      • Garfield 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 Oklahoma community of Black [Garfield County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This Black is located in Bradford County and lies 606 miles [975.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Black that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Black.
    • South Dakota
      • Jackson 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 South Dakota community of Black [Jackson County].
    • Texas
      • Parmer County
      • This Black is located in Parmer County and lies 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km]<1> to the west of the Black that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parmer County community of Black.
      • Titus 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 Texas community of Black [Titus County].
    • West Virginia
      • Wyoming County
      • This Black is located in Wyoming County and lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Black that is located in Greenwood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming County community of Black.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Black ...

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.

  • Blue Heaven [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Heaven
    • Blue Heaven [Abbeville County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Black
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Heaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Heaven
  • Brick House [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brick House
    • Brick House [Abbeville County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Black
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brick House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brick House
  • Buck Stand [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buck Stand
    • Buck Stand [Abbeville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Black
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buck Stand have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Stand
  • Downs Siding [Greenwood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs Siding
    • Downs Siding [Greenwood County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Black
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downs Siding have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs Siding
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Due West [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Due West
      • Due West [Abbeville County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Black
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Due West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Due West<4>
    • Fairs Crossroads [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairs Crossroads
      • Fairs Crossroads [Abbeville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Black
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairs Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairs Crossroads
    • Foxville Crossroads [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxville Crossroads
      • Foxville Crossroads [Abbeville County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Black
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxville Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxville Crossroads
    • Iris [Abbeville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iris
      • Iris [Abbeville County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Black
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iris
    • Jones [Greenwood County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Greenwood County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Black
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Murray [Abbeville County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Abbeville County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Black
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Poplar Springs [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Laurens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Black
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Shoals Junction [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoals Junction
      • Shoals Junction [Greenwood County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Black
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoals Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoals Junction

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. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Black.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<5>
    • Chadwick Aaron Boseman     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Anderson (South Carolina) on Monday November 29, 1976 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday August 28, 2020 at the age of 43.
      • Anderson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Black.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chadwick Aaron Boseman<5>
    • Reverend Gary D. 'Blind Gary' Davis     (Musician)
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Black.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays<5>
    • Charles Isham 'C.I.' Taylor     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Anderson (South Carolina) on Wednesday January 20, 1875 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Thursday February 23, 1922 at the age of 47. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Anderson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Black.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Isham 'C.I.' Taylor<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenwood, which is the Seat of Greenwood County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Black to Greenwood, 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 75 miles [120.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 428 miles [688.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,322 miles [10,174.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,021 miles [11,299.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,901 miles [7,887.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within South Carolina

About Greenwood County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Greenwood County: www.co.greenwood.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Black) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3362, Longitude: -82.2898       In this case, the coordinates for Black 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 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 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 Black 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 311.049 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.374 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.319 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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