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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 Blake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blake 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 Blake:
    • 32.691846, -80.769273
    • 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 Blake
  • 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 Blake ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Blake.

Within South Carolina, the name Blake is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • DeKalb County
      • This Blake is located in DeKalb County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blake that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Blake.
      • Randolph County
      • This Blake is located in Randolph County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km] to the west of the Blake that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Blake.
    • British Columbia
      • 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 British Columbia community of Blake.
    • Florida
      • Volusia County
      • This Blake is located in Volusia County and lies 243 miles [391.1 km]<1> to the south of the Blake that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Volusia County community of Blake.
    • Idaho
      • Clearwater County
      • This Blake is located in Clearwater County and lies 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blake that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearwater County community of Blake.
    • Kansas
      • Montgomery County
      • This Blake is located in Montgomery County and lies 901 miles [1,450 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blake that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Blake.
    • Kentucky
      • Owsley County
      • This Blake is located in Owsley County and lies 365 miles [587.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Blake that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Owsley County community of Blake.
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Blake is located in Cecil County and lies 555 miles [893.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Blake that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Blake.
    • Michigan
      • Benzie 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 Michigan community of Blake [Benzie County].
    • Missouri
      • Daviess County
      • This Blake is located in Daviess County and lies 882 miles [1,419.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blake that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Daviess County community of Blake.
    • Ohio
      • Medina County
      • This Blake is located in Medina County and lies 579 miles [931.8 km]<1> to the north of the Blake that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Medina County community of Blake.
    • Ontario
      • This Blake lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<1> to the north of the Blake that is located in Colleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
    • Utah
      • Emery 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 Utah community of Blake [Emery County].
    • West Virginia
      • Mercer 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 West Virginia community of Blake [Mercer County].
      • Wetzel 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 West Virginia community of Blake [Wetzel County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blake ...

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.

  • Catholic Hill [Colleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catholic Hill
    • Catholic Hill [Colleton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Blake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catholic Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catholic Hill
  • Dale [Beaufort County]
  • Early Branch [Hampton County]
  • Gardens Corner [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardens Corner
    • Gardens Corner [Beaufort County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Blake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardens Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardens Corner
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Green Pond [Colleton County]
    • Hickory Hill [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hill
      • Hickory Hill [Colleton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Blake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hill
    • Jonesville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Colleton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Blake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Rose Hill [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Beaufort County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Blake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill

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 Blake. 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 ...
    • Joseph William 'Smokin Joe' Frazier     (Professional boxer, Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Professional boxer, Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Beaufort (South Carolina) on Wednesday January 12, 1944 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Monday November 7, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Beaufort is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Blake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph William 'Smokin Joe' Frazier<6>
    • Dr. John Edwards Holbrook     (Zoologist, hepretologist, physician, author)
      • Zoologist, hepretologist, physician, author. He was born in Beaufort (South Carolina) on Wednesday December 31, 1794 and died in Norfolk (Massachusetts) on Friday September 8, 1871 at the age of 76. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Beaufort is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Blake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. John Edwards Holbrook<6>
    • James Jamerson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Edisto Island (South Carolina) on Sunday January 29, 1939 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday August 2, 1983 at the age of 44. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Edisto Island is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Blake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Jamerson<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Walterboro, which is the Seat of Colleton County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Blake to Walterboro, 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 91 miles [146.5 km] to the north (N). 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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 476 miles [766 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,330 miles [10,187.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,017 miles [11,292.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,902 miles [7,889 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colleton County: www.colletoncounty.org/

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- Blake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6918, Longitude: -80.7693       In this case, the coordinates for Blake 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 Blake, 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 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 Blake 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>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Blake 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 310.15 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.106 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.195 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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