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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 Heron, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blue Heron 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 Heron:
    • 33.535169, -79.056427
    • 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 Heron
  • 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 Blue Heron ...

We have found one communities that share the name Blue Heron.

Within South Carolina, the name Blue Heron is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, there is another community also named Blue Heron in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • McCreary County
      • This Blue Heron is located in McCreary County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blue Heron that is located in Georgetown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Heron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCreary County community of Blue Heron.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Heron ...

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.

  • Captains Cove [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Captains Cove
    • Captains Cove [Georgetown County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Blue Heron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Captains Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Captains Cove
  • Carriage Run [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carriage Run
    • Carriage Run [Georgetown County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Blue Heron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carriage Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carriage Run
  • Crystal Oaks [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Oaks
    • Crystal Oaks [Georgetown County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blue Heron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Oaks
  • Eagle Crest [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Crest
    • Eagle Crest [Georgetown County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Blue Heron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Crest
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    • Garden City Beach [Horry County]
    • Inlet Harbor [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inlet Harbor
      • Inlet Harbor [Georgetown County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Blue Heron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inlet Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inlet Harbor
    • Live Oaks [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Live Oaks
      • Live Oaks [Georgetown County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Blue Heron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Live Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oaks
    • Robin Hood [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robin Hood
      • Robin Hood [Georgetown County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blue Heron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robin Hood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robin Hood
    • Sunny Side [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Side
      • Sunny Side [Georgetown County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blue Heron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Side have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Side
    • Wayside Forest [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside Forest
      • Wayside Forest [Georgetown County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Blue Heron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayside Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside Forest

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Georgetown, which is the Seat of Georgetown County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Blue Heron to Georgetown, with an average speed<4> 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 five to six hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 386 miles [621.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,216 miles [10,003.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,902 miles [11,107.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,788 miles [7,705.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Georgetown County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Georgetown County: www.georgetowncountysc.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' (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- Blue Heron) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Heron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5352, Longitude: -79.0564       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Heron 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>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 Blue Heron 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 309.21 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.147 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.336 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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