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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 Bleases Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bleases Crossroads 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 Bleases Crossroads:
    • 34.058744, -81.812888
    • 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 Bleases Crossroads
  • 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 Bleases Crossroads ...

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.

  • Big Creek [Saluda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
    • Big Creek [Saluda County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Bleases Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
  • Chapmans Crossroads [Saluda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapmans Crossroads
    • Chapmans Crossroads [Saluda County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bleases Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapmans Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapmans Crossroads
  • Denny [Saluda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denny
    • Denny [Saluda County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Bleases Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denny have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denny
  • Friendship [Greenwood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Greenwood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Bleases Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
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    • Fruit Hill [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruit Hill
      • Fruit Hill [Saluda County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Bleases Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruit Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruit Hill
    • Good Hope [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Saluda County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Bleases Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
    • Hickory Grove [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Saluda County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bleases Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Limp [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limp
      • Limp [Saluda County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bleases Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limp
    • Merchant [Saluda County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merchant
      • Merchant [Saluda County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Bleases Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merchant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mount Willing [Saluda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Willing
      • Mount Willing [Saluda County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bleases Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Willing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Willing

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 Bleases Crossroads. 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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    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Bleases Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays<3>

How Far From Bleases Crossroads to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saluda, which is the Seat of Saluda County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Bleases Crossroads to Columbia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 426 miles [685.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,314 miles [10,161.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,011 miles [11,283.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,891 miles [7,871.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Saluda County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saluda County: www.saludacounty.sc.gov/

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 from Point A (ie- Bleases Crossroads) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bleases Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0587, Longitude: -81.8129       In this case, the coordinates for Bleases Crossroads 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Bleases Crossroads to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.768 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.012 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.211 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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