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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 Blynn Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blynn Acres 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 Blynn Acres:
    • 33.743228, -78.836969
    • 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 Blynn Acres
  • 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 Blynn Acres ...

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.

  • Cane Patch [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Patch
    • Cane Patch [Horry County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Blynn Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Patch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane Patch
  • Dunes Cove [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunes Cove
    • Dunes Cove [Horry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blynn Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunes Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunes Cove
  • Forest Dunes [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Dunes
    • Forest Dunes [Horry County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Blynn Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Dunes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Dunes
  • Green Lakes [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lakes
    • Green Lakes [Horry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Blynn Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lakes
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    • Lake Shore [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore
      • Lake Shore [Horry County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Blynn Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shore
    • Long Bay [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Bay
      • Long Bay [Horry County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Blynn Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Bay
    • Ocean Forest [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Forest
      • Ocean Forest [Horry County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Blynn Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Forest
    • Pine Island [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Island
      • Pine Island [Horry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Blynn Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Island
    • Plantation Point [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantation Point
      • Plantation Point [Horry County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Blynn Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantation Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantation Point

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 Blynn Acres. 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 ...
    • Taft 'Taffy' Wright     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tabor City (North Carolina) on Thursday August 10, 1911 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Thursday October 22, 1981 at the age of 70. He is buried at Meadowbrook Cemetery (Robeson County, North Carolina).
      • Tabor City is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Blynn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Taft 'Taffy' Wright<3>

How Far From Blynn Acres 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 Blynn Acres to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Conway, which is the Seat of Horry County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Blynn Acres to Conway, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 369 miles [593.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,197 miles [9,973.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,883 miles [11,077.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,770 miles [7,676.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Horry County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Horry County: www.horrycounty.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blynn Acres) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blynn Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7432, Longitude: -78.8370       In this case, the coordinates for Blynn Acres 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 Blynn Acres 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 309.089 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.038 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.193 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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