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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 Spring, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blue Spring 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 Spring:
    • 34.422932, -80.329794
    • 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 Spring
  • 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 Spring ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Blue Spring.

Within South Carolina, the name Blue Spring is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Morgan 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 Blue Spring [Morgan County].
    • Florida
      • Marion 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 Florida community of Blue Spring [Marion County].
    • Georgia
      • Catoosa County
      • This Blue Spring is located in Catoosa County and lies 279 miles [449 km]<2> to the west of the Blue Spring that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Spring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Catoosa County community of Blue Spring.
      • Gordon 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 Georgia community of Blue Spring [Gordon County].
      • Worth County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Blue Spring [Worth County].
    • Kentucky
      • Trigg County
      • This Blue Spring is located in Trigg County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Blue Spring that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Spring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trigg County community of Blue Spring.
    • Tennessee
      • Carter County
      • This Blue Spring is located in Carter County and lies 167 miles [268.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Blue Spring that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Spring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Blue Spring.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • This Blue Spring is located in Randolph County and lies 284 miles [457.1 km]<2> to the north of the Blue Spring that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Spring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Blue Spring.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Spring ...

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 Springs [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Springs
    • Big Springs [Chesterfield County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Blue Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Springs
  • Clyde [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Darlington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Blue Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Green Hill [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hill
    • Green Hill [Chesterfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Blue Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill
  • Junction [Chesterfield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
    • Junction [Chesterfield County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Blue Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Kellytown [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellytown
      • Kellytown [Darlington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellytown
    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Blue Spring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Tabernacle [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabernacle
      • Tabernacle [Chesterfield County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Blue Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tabernacle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tillers Ferry [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillers Ferry
      • Tillers Ferry [Kershaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillers Ferry
    • Tillersville [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillersville
      • Tillersville [Kershaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Blue Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillersville

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 Spring. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Blue Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell<5>
    • Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Camden (South Carolina) on Thursday December 13, 1923 and died in Montclair (New Jersey) on Wednesday June 18, 2003 at the age of 79. The body was cremated.
      • Camden is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Blue Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Blue Spring once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Blue Spring and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Camden, which is the Seat of Kershaw County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Blue Spring to Camden, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 358 miles [576.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,233 miles [10,031 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,927 miles [11,147.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,809 miles [7,739.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Carolina

About Kershaw County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Blue Spring 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 '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 Spring) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4229, Longitude: -80.3298       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Spring have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Blue Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Spring to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.926 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.097 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.544 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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