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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 Boland Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boland Crossroads 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 Boland Crossroads:
    • 34.156533, -81.432324
    • 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 Boland Crossroads
  • 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 Boland Crossroads ...

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.

  • Climax [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
    • Climax [Lexington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Boland Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
  • Dutchman Shores [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchman Shores
    • Dutchman Shores [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Boland Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchman Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutchman Shores
  • Hollys Ferry [Newberry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollys Ferry
    • Hollys Ferry [Newberry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Boland Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollys Ferry
  • Jug Hole [Newberry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jug Hole
    • Jug Hole [Newberry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Boland Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jug Hole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jug Hole
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    • Little Mountain [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Mountain
      • Little Mountain [Newberry County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Boland Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Mountain<3>
    • Living Inn [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Living Inn
      • Living Inn [Newberry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Boland Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Living Inn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Living Inn
    • Prosperity [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Newberry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Boland Crossroads
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosperity<3>
    • Snug Harbor [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snug Harbor
      • Snug Harbor [Lexington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Boland Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snug Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snug Harbor
    • Summerville [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Richland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Boland Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville

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 Boland Crossroads. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Boland Crossroads.
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Boland Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Boland Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Boland Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Boland Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Boland Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<4>

How Far From Boland Crossroads 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 Boland Crossroads 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<5> community of Boland Crossroads once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Boland Crossroads and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Newberry, which is the Seat of Newberry County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Boland Crossroads to Newberry, with an average speed<6> 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 408 miles [656.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,293 miles [10,127.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,989 miles [11,247.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,870 miles [7,837.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newberry County: www.newberrycounty.net/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boland Crossroads) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boland Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1565, Longitude: -81.4323       In this case, the coordinates for Boland Crossroads 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>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 Boland Crossroads, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Boland Crossroads 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 310.552 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.777 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.039 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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