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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 Blacksburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg:
    • 35.119903, -81.518646
    • 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 Blacksburg
  • 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 Blacksburg ...

We have found four communities that share the name Blacksburg.

Within South Carolina, the name Blacksburg is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Virginia
      • Montgomery County
      • This Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Blacksburg that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Blacksburg.
      • Rockbridge County
      • This Blacksburg is located in Rockbridge County and lies 222 miles [357.3 km] to the north northeast of the Blacksburg that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockbridge County community of Blacksburg.
      • Washington County
      • This Blacksburg is located in Washington County and lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the north of the Blacksburg that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Blacksburg.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Blacksburg [Kanawha County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blacksburg ...

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.

  • Buffalo [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
  • Cherokee Falls [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Falls
    • Cherokee Falls [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Blacksburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Falls
  • Cherokee Ferry [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Ferry
    • Cherokee Ferry [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Ferry
  • Earl [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earl
    • Earl [Cleveland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Blacksburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earl
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    • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwinsville
      • Erwinsville [Cleveland County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glenhaven [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenhaven
      • Glenhaven [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenhaven
    • Grover [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Cleveland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blacksburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<4>
    • Harmony Hill [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Hill
      • Harmony Hill [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Hill
    • Hillbrook [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillbrook
      • Hillbrook [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillbrook
    • Island Ferry [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Ferry
      • Island Ferry [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Ferry
    • Kings Creek [Cherokee County]
    • Lawn [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawn
      • Lawn [Cherokee County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Maplewood [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
      • Maplewood [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
    • Rosehill Park [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosehill Park
      • Rosehill Park [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Blacksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosehill Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosehill Park

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 Blacksburg. 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.

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    • Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Stanley (North Carolina) on Monday March 6, 1933 and died in Gastonia (North Carolina) on Thursday December 16, 2004 at the age of 71. He is buried at Gaston Memorial Park (Gaston County, North Carolina).
      • Stanley is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Blacksburg.
      • Gastonia is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Blacksburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy<5>
    • 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.
      • Spartanburg is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Blacksburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Blacksburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Jones Borom<5>
    • Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Caroleen (North Carolina) on Sunday February 6, 1927 and died in Rutherfordton (North Carolina) on Sunday September 15, 1991 at the age of 64. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Rutherford County, North Carolina).
      • Caroleen is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Blacksburg.
      • Rutherfordton is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest of Blacksburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Blacksburg.
      • Spartanburg is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Blacksburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Blacksburg.
      • Moore is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest of Blacksburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<5>
    • Hal England     (Actor)
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Blacksburg.
      • Spartanburg is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Blacksburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<5>
    • Donald Eugene Gibson     (Songwriter, musician)
      • Songwriter, musician. He was born in Shelby (North Carolina) on Tueday April 3, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday November 17, 2003 at the age of 75. He is buried at Sunset Cemetery (Cleveland County, North Carolina).
      • Shelby is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Blacksburg.
    • Eddie Jackson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Forest City (North Carolina) on Wednesday September 4, 1946 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Monday May 3, 2010 at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Forest City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Blacksburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Jackson<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Blacksburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James R. Packard<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Blacksburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Wesley Reno<5>
    • Earl Scruggs     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Flint Hill (North Carolina) on Sunday January 6, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday March 28, 2012 at the age of 88. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Flint Hill is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Blacksburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Scruggs<5>

How Far From Blacksburg to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gaffney, which is the Seat of Cherokee County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 82 miles [132 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Blacksburg to Columbia, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 359 miles [577.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,254 miles [10,064.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,954 miles [11,191.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,833 miles [7,778 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Blacksburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blacksburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlacksburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blacksburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1199, Longitude: -81.5186    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg 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 310.613 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.986 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.80 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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