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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 Blue Brick, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blue Brick 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 Blue Brick:
    • 34.223492, -79.517833
    • 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 Blue Brick
  • 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 Blue Brick ...

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.

  • Gregg Camp [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregg Camp
    • Gregg Camp [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Blue Brick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregg Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregg Camp
  • Jamestown [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown [Florence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Blue Brick
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
  • Marion [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue Brick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,200 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
  • Mars Bluff [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Bluff
    • Mars Bluff [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Blue Brick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Bluff
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    • Oak Grove [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Blue Brick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pee Dee [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pee Dee
      • Pee Dee [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Blue Brick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pee Dee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pee Dee
    • Sellers [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Blue Brick
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sellers<3>
    • Spring Branch [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Branch
      • Spring Branch [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Blue Brick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Branch

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 Blue Brick. 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 ...
    • Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Syracuse (South Carolina) on Saturday February 21, 1903 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday October 7, 1962 at the age of 59. He is buried at New Crown Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Syracuse is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Blue Brick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell<4>
    • Rufus R. 'Freight Train' Jones     (Professional wrestler)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marion, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 88 miles [141.6 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Blue Brick to Columbia, with an average speed<5>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 350 miles [563.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,207 miles [9,989.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,897 miles [11,099.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,781 miles [7,694.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within South Carolina

About Marion County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.co.marion.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Brick) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Brick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2235, Longitude: -79.5178       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Brick 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Blue Brick 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 309.467 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.542 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.298 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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