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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 Blakely, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blakely 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 Blakely:
    • 33.494610, -79.756737
    • 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 Blakely
  • 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 Blakely ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Blakely.

Within South Carolina, the name Blakely is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eight communities, seven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Mobile County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Blakely [Mobile County].
    • Arkansas
      • Garland County
      • This Blakely is located in Garland County and lies 765 miles [1,231.1 km]<2> to the west of the Blakely that is located in Williamsburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakely
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garland County community of Blakely.
    • Georgia
      • Early County
      • This Blakely is located in Early County and lies 335 miles [539.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Blakely that is located in Williamsburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakely
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Early County community of Blakely.
    • Minnesota
      • Scott County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Blakely [Scott County].
    • Mississippi
      • Warren County
      • This Blakely is located in Warren County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km]<2> to the west of the Blakely that is located in Williamsburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakely
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Blakely.
    • Montana
      • Blakely #
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Blakely.
    • New Brunswick
      • This community is historic<1> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Blakely.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lackawanna County
      • This Blakely is located in Lackawanna County and lies 596 miles [959.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Blakely that is located in Williamsburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakely
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lackawanna County community of Blakely.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blakely ...

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.

  • Bryans Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryans Crossroads
    • Bryans Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Blakely
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryans Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryans Crossroads
  • Cook Corner [Williamsburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cook Corner
    • Cook Corner [Williamsburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Blakely
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Corner
  • Cooper [Williamsburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
    • Cooper [Williamsburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Blakely
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooper
  • Lane [Williamsburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
    • Lane [Williamsburg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Blakely
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lower Crossing [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Crossing
      • Lower Crossing [Williamsburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Blakely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Crossing
    • Martin Corner [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Corner
      • Martin Corner [Williamsburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Blakely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Corner
    • Rock Bluff [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Bluff
      • Rock Bluff [Williamsburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Blakely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Bluff
    • Salters [Williamsburg County]
    • Salters Depot [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salters Depot
      • Salters Depot [Williamsburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Blakely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salters Depot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salters Depot
    • Trio [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trio
      • Trio [Williamsburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Blakely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trio have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trio

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingstree, which is the Seat of Williamsburg County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Blakely to Kingstree, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 81 miles [130.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW). 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 402 miles [647 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,249 miles [10,056.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,937 miles [11,164 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,822 miles [7,760.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within South Carolina

About Williamsburg County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Williamsburg County: www.williamsburgsc.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Blakely 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.
<2>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- Blakely) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blakely. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4946, Longitude: -79.7567       In this case, the coordinates for Blakely have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<6>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 Blakely to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.599 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.587 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.602 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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