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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 Charleston, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Charleston 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 Charleston:
    • 32.792190, -79.940654
    • 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 Charleston
  • 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 Charleston ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Charleston.

Within South Carolina, the name Charleston is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 42 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 42 communities, 38 are located in the United States and six are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Cochise County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Charleston [Cochise County].
    • Arkansas
      • Franklin County
      • This Charleston is located in Franklin County and lies 824 miles [1,326.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Charleston.
    • California
      • San Joaquin County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Charleston [San Joaquin County].
    • Florida
      • Suwannee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Charleston [Suwannee County].
    • Illinois
      • Coles County
      • This Charleston is located in Coles County and lies 650 miles [1,046.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coles County community of Charleston.
    • Iowa
      • Lee County
      • This Charleston is located in Lee County and lies 836 miles [1,345.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Charleston.
    • Kansas
      • Gray County
      • This Charleston is located in Gray County and lies 1,210 miles [1,947.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gray County community of Charleston.
      • Greenwood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Charleston [Greenwood County].
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Charleston [Washington County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clark County
      • This Charleston is located in Clark County and lies 425 miles [684 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Charleston.
      • Hopkins County
      • This Charleston is located in Hopkins County and lies 533 miles [857.8 km] to the northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hopkins County community of Charleston.
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This Charleston is located in Penobscot County and lies 1,029 miles [1,656 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Charleston.
    • Michigan
      • Sanilac County
      • This Charleston is located in Sanilac County and lies 764 miles [1,229.5 km]<2> to the north of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sanilac County community of Charleston.
    • Mississippi
      • Tallahatchie County
      • This Charleston is located in Tallahatchie County and lies 588 miles [946.3 km]<2> to the west of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tallahatchie County community of Charleston.
    • Missouri
      • Clark County
      • Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Charleston.
      • Mississippi County
      • This Charleston is located in Mississippi County and lies 603 miles [970.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi County community of Charleston.
    • Nebraska
      • Johnson County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Johnson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Charleston.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Charleston [Elko County].
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Charleston.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Charleston lies 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Charleston is located in Burlington County and lies 573 miles [922.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Charleston.
    • New York
      • Montgomery County
      • This Charleston is located in Montgomery County and lies 757 miles [1,218.3 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Charleston.
      • Richmond County
      • This Charleston is located in Richmond County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km] to the north northeast of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Charleston.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Charleston lies 1,733 miles [2,789 km]<2> to the northeast of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • North Carolina
      • Halifax County
      • This Charleston is located in Halifax County and lies 272 miles [437.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Charleston.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Charleston lies 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Ohio
      • Brown County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Brown County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Charleston.
      • Clermont County
      • This community is historic and although located in Clermont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Charleston.
      • Hamilton County
      • This community is historic and although located in Hamilton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Charleston.
      • Ross County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Charleston [Ross County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Harper County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Charleston [Harper County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Charleston.
    • Oregon
      • Coos County
      • This Charleston is located in Coos County and lies 2,488 miles [4,004 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Charleston.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Mercer County
      • This Charleston is located in Mercer County and lies 583 miles [938.2 km]<2> to the north of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Charleston.
      • Tioga County
      • This Charleston is located in Tioga County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the north northeast of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Charleston.
    • Tennessee
      • Bradley County
      • This Charleston is located in Bradley County and lies 325 miles [523 km]<2> to the northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradley County community of Charleston.
      • Tipton County
      • This Charleston is located in Tipton County and lies 577 miles [928.6 km] to the west northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tipton County community of Charleston.
    • Texas
      • Dallas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Charleston [Dallas County].
      • Delta County
      • This Charleston is located in Delta County and lies 902 miles [1,451.6 km]<2> to the west of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of Charleston.
    • Utah
      • Wasatch County
      • This Charleston is located in Wasatch County and lies 1,814 miles [2,919.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wasatch County community of Charleston.
    • Washington
      • Kitsap County
      • This Charleston is located in Kitsap County and lies 2,435 miles [3,918.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kitsap County community of Charleston.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Charleston is located in Kanawha County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Charleston that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Charleston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Charleston ...

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.

  • Avian Park [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avian Park
    • Avian Park [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Charleston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avian Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avian Park
  • Bayfront [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayfront
    • Bayfront [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayfront have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayfront
  • Centerville [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Creek Point [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creek Point
    • Creek Point [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creek Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creek Point
  • Continue List   (32 more) ...
    • Creekside Park [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekside Park
      • Creekside Park [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekside Park
    • Edgewater Park [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Park
      • Edgewater Park [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater Park
    • Garden Hill [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Hill
      • Garden Hill [Charleston County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Hill
    • Green Acres [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Green Hill [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hill
      • Green Hill [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • 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
    • Grove Creek Village [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Creek Village
      • Grove Creek Village [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Creek Village
    • Harbor View [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor View
      • Harbor View [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor View
    • Harbor Woods [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Woods
      • Harbor Woods [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Woods
    • Heathwood [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathwood
      • Heathwood [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathwood
    • Hibernian Heights [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hibernian Heights
      • Hibernian Heights [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hibernian Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hibernian Heights
    • Hillside [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
    • Honey Hill [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Hill
      • Honey Hill [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Hill
    • Indigo Point [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indigo Point
      • Indigo Point [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indigo Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indigo Point
    • James Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Island
      • James Island [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Island
    • Landsdowne [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landsdowne
      • Landsdowne [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landsdowne have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landsdowne
    • Laurel Park [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
    • Lighthouse Point [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lighthouse Point
      • Lighthouse Point [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lighthouse Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lighthouse Point
    • Marsh Point [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsh Point
      • Marsh Point [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marsh Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsh Point
    • Maryville [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryville
      • Maryville [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryville
    • Miltons Ferry [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miltons Ferry
      • Miltons Ferry [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miltons Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miltons Ferry
    • Oyster Point [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Point
      • Oyster Point [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Point
    • Parrot Point [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrot Point
      • Parrot Point [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parrot Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrot Point
    • Pinecrest [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Quail Run [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Run
      • Quail Run [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Run
    • Riverpoint [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverpoint
      • Riverpoint [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverpoint
    • Riverview [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Stone Park [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Park
      • Stone Park [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Park
    • Three Trees [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Trees
      • Three Trees [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Trees have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Trees
    • Tidalview [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tidalview
      • Tidalview [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tidalview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tidalview
    • Union Heights [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Heights
      • Union Heights [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Heights
    • Waterway Arms [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterway Arms
      • Waterway Arms [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterway Arms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterway Arms
    • Woodlawn [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Charleston. 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 ...
    • John Elias Bass     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1877/08/20:1877/08/20)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1877/08/20:1877/08/20. He was born in Charleston in 1850 and died in Denver (CO) on September 25, 1888 (a Tueday). He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Denver County, Colorado).
    • John Bennett     (Author, illustrator)
      • Author, illustrator. He was born in Chillicothe (OH) on May 17, 1865 (a Wednesday) and died in Charleston on December 28, 1956 (a Friday) at the age of 91. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bennett<5>
    • Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.     (Actor)
    • George Hill Dillon     (Author)
    • Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr     (Poet, author)
    • Arthur Freedman     (Producer, lyricist)
      • Born: Arthur Grossman
      • Producer, lyricist. He was born in Charleston on September 9, 1894 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on April 12, 1973 (a Thursday) at the age of 78. He is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Freedman<5>
    • Frank Bunker Gilbreth     (Author)
    • Frederick William 'Freddie' Green     (Musician)
    • James Jamerson     (Musician)
    • Ellsworth Raymond 'Bumpy' Johnson     (Crime figure)
    • Clay Matthews, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Full name: William Clay Matthews
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston on August 1, 1928 (a Wednesday) and died in Mount Pleasant (SC) on March 23, 2017 (a Thursday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Mount Pleasant is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Charleston.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clay Matthews, Sr.<5>
    • Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney     (Author)
    • Beatrice Witte Ravenel     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Charleston on August 24, 1870 (a Wednesday) and died in Charleston on March 15, 1956 (a Thursday) at the age of 85. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beatrice Witte Ravenel<5>

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

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

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    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<2> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Charleston to Columbia, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 451 miles [725.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,288 miles [10,119.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,973 miles [11,222 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,860 miles [7,821.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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The official website for Charleston: www.charleston-sc.gov/

The official website for Charleston County: www.charlestoncounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Charleston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Charleston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CharlestonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charleston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7922, Longitude: -79.9407    
<3>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Charleston 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.
<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 Charleston 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 309.693 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.595 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.87 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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