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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 Ridge Terrace, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blue Ridge Terrace 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 Ridge Terrace:
    • 33.889318, -81.167875
    • 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 Ridge Terrace
  • 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 Ridge Terrace ...

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.

  • Apollo Gardens [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apollo Gardens
    • Apollo Gardens [Lexington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blue Ridge Terrace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apollo Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apollo Gardens
  • Cedarwood [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarwood
    • Cedarwood [Lexington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blue Ridge Terrace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarwood
  • Crystal View [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal View
    • Crystal View [Lexington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Blue Ridge Terrace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal View
  • Glenn Village [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenn Village
    • Glenn Village [Lexington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Blue Ridge Terrace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenn Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn Village
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    • Hillside [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Lexington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Blue Ridge Terrace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
    • Honeywood [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honeywood
      • Honeywood [Lexington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue Ridge Terrace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honeywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honeywood
    • Land of the Lakes [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Land of the Lakes
      • Land of the Lakes [Lexington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue Ridge Terrace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Land of the Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Land of the Lakes
    • Pineridge [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
      • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Blue Ridge Terrace
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge
    • Regency Square [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regency Square
      • Regency Square [Lexington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Blue Ridge Terrace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regency Square have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regency Square
    • Styx [Lexington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Styx
      • Styx [Lexington County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blue Ridge Terrace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Styx have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Three Fountains [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Fountains
      • Three Fountains [Lexington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Blue Ridge Terrace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Fountains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Fountains
    • Walnut Creek [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Creek
      • Walnut Creek [Lexington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue Ridge Terrace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Creek

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 Ridge Terrace. 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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    • Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Wednesday October 2, 1974 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Thursday February 17, 2011 at the age of 36. He is buried at Leevy Cemetery (Richland County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Blue Ridge Terrace.
      • Columbia is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Blue Ridge Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<3>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Hopkins (South Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1913 and died in Jeannette (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 18, 1989 at the age of 75. He is buried at Brush Creek Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Hopkins is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Blue Ridge Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Buster' Clarkson<3>
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at the age of 74. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Columbia is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Blue Ridge Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<3>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Blue Ridge Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<3>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Saturday October 15, 1938 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Sunday May 16, 1993 at the age of 54. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Columbia is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Blue Ridge Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson<3>
    • Lee Young     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Wednesday February 1, 1984 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday August 19, 2013 at the age of 29. He is buried at Lakeview Memory Gardens (York County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Blue Ridge Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<3>

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

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

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    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Lexington County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Blue Ridge Terrace to Columbia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 415 miles [667.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). 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 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,294 miles [10,129.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,988 miles [11,246.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,869 miles [7,835.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a South Carolina Community

About Lexington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lexington County: www.lex-co.com/

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 Ridge Terrace) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ridge Terrace. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8893, Longitude: -81.1679       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Ridge Terrace 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 Blue Ridge Terrace 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 310.397 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.561 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.013 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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