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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 Cantey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cantey 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 Cantey:
    • 34.344594, -80.678412
    • 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 Cantey
  • 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 Cantey ...

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.

  • Bee Tree [Kershaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Tree
    • Bee Tree [Kershaw County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cantey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bee Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Colonel Creek Landing [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonel Creek Landing
    • Colonel Creek Landing [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Cantey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonel Creek Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonel Creek Landing
  • Cool Springs [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Springs
    • Cool Springs [Kershaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cantey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Springs
  • Dusty Bend [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dusty Bend
    • Dusty Bend [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cantey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dusty Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dusty Bend
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    • Gents Crossing [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gents Crossing
      • Gents Crossing [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Cantey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gents Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gents Crossing
    • Grannys Quarter [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grannys Quarter
      • Grannys Quarter [Kershaw County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cantey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grannys Quarter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kirkover Hills [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkover Hills
      • Kirkover Hills [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cantey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkover Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkover Hills
    • Knights Hill [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knights Hill
      • Knights Hill [Kershaw County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Cantey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knights Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knights Hill
    • Mickles Ferry [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mickles Ferry
      • Mickles Ferry [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Cantey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mickles Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mickles Ferry
    • Peckwoods [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peckwoods
      • Peckwoods [Kershaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cantey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peckwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peckwoods
    • Red Hill [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Cantey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Sandy Springs [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Springs
      • Sandy Springs [Kershaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Cantey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
    • Sunnyhill [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyhill
      • Sunnyhill [Kershaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Cantey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyhill

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 Cantey. 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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    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on April 12, 1936 (a Sunday) and died in Bluffton (SC) on June 14, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Lancaster is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Cantey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<3>
    • Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Camden (SC) on December 13, 1923 (a Thursday) and died in Montclair (NJ) on June 18, 2003 (a Wednesday) at the age of 79. The body was cremated.
      • Camden is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Cantey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<3>
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Lancaster (SC) on June 12, 1912 (a Wednesday) and died on May 3, 1967 (a Wednesday) at the age of 54. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Lancaster is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Cantey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nina Mae McKinney<3>
    • Aaron Andrew Robinson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on June 23, 1915 (a Wednesday) and died in Lancaster (SC) on March 9, 1966 (a Wednesday) at the age of 50.
      • Lancaster is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Cantey.
      • Lancaster is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Cantey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aaron Andrew Robinson<3>

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

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

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    • Camden, which is the Seat of Kershaw County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Cantey to Columbia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 373 miles [600.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,252 miles [10,061.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,947 miles [11,180.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,828 miles [7,769.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Kershaw County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cantey) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cantey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3446, Longitude: -80.6784       In this case, the coordinates for Cantey 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 Cantey 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 310.124 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.313 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.699 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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