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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 Bookman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bookman and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Bookman:
    • 34.162928, -81.153149
    • 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 Bookman
  • 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 Bookman ...

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.

  • Cedar Creek [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Bookman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
  • Dutch Village [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Village
    • Dutch Village [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Bookman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Village
  • Friarsgate [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friarsgate
    • Friarsgate [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bookman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friarsgate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friarsgate
  • Hillcreek [Lexington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcreek
    • Hillcreek [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bookman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcreek
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    • Jennings [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
      • Jennings [Fairfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Bookman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
    • Lever [Richland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lever
      • Lever [Richland County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bookman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lever have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Littleton [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Bookman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
    • Lost Creek [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Bookman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
    • Pleasant [Richland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant
      • Pleasant [Richland County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bookman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shadow Brook [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow Brook
      • Shadow Brook [Lexington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bookman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow Brook

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 Bookman. 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Bookman.
      • Columbia is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Bookman.
      • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Bookman.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Bookman.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Bookman.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Bookman.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Bookman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<3>

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

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

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    • Columbia, which is the Seat of Richland County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bookman to Columbia, 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 398 miles [640.5 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 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,281 miles [10,108.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,976 miles [11,226.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,857 miles [7,816.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Richland County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richland County: www.richlandonline.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 '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- Bookman) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bookman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1629, Longitude: -81.1531       In this case, the coordinates for Bookman 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 Bookman 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 310.392 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.595 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.931 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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