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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 Columbia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Columbia 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 Columbia:
    • 34.000611, -81.035341
    • 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 Columbia
  • 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 Columbia ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Columbia.

Within South Carolina, the name Columbia is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 49 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Columbia [Henry County].
      • Houston County
      • This Columbia is located in Houston County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Columbia.
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Columbia [Yavapai County].
    • Arkansas
      • Chicot County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Chicot County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chicot County community of Columbia.
    • California
      • Tuolumne County
      • This Columbia is located in Tuolumne County and lies 2,199 miles [3,538.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuolumne County community of Columbia.
    • Connecticut
      • Tolland County
      • This Columbia is located in Tolland County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tolland County community of Columbia.
    • Delaware
      • Sussex County
      • This Columbia is located in Sussex County and lies 430 miles [692 km]<2> to the northeast of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Columbia.
    • Florida
      • Columbia County
      • This Columbia is located in Columbia County and lies 288 miles [463.5 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Columbia.
    • Illinois
      • Monroe County
      • This Columbia is located in Monroe County and lies 596 miles [959.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Columbia.
    • Indiana
      • Fayette County
      • This Columbia is located in Fayette County and lies 448 miles [721 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Columbia.
    • Iowa
      • Marion County
      • This Columbia is located in Marion County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Columbia.
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Columbia [Cherokee County].
      • Ellsworth 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 Columbia [Ellsworth County].
      • Lyon 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 Columbia [Lyon County].
    • Kentucky
      • Adair County
      • This Columbia is located in Adair County and lies 321 miles [516.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Columbia.
    • Louisiana
      • Caldwell Parish
      • This Columbia is located in Caldwell Parish and lies 651 miles [1,047.7 km]<2> to the west of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell Parish community of Columbia.
      • Saint John the Baptist Parish
      • This Columbia is located in Saint John the Baptist Parish and lies 621 miles [999.4 km] to the west southwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint John the Baptist Parish community of Columbia.
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • This Columbia is located in Washington County and lies 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Columbia.
    • Maryland
      • Howard County
      • This Columbia is located in Howard County and lies 429 miles [690.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Columbia.
    • Michigan
      • Tuscola County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Columbia [Tuscola County].
      • Van Buren 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 Michigan community of Columbia [Van Buren County].
    • Minnesota
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Columbia [Polk County].
    • Mississippi
      • Marion County
      • This Columbia is located in Marion County and lies 544 miles [875.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Columbia.
    • Missouri
      • Boone County
      • This Columbia is located in Boone County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Columbia.
      • Saint Louis County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Columbia.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Columbia [Elko County].
      • Esmeralda 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 Nevada community of Columbia [Esmeralda County].
      • Eureka County
      • This community is historic and although located in Eureka County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eureka County community of Columbia.
    • New Hampshire
      • Coos County
      • This Columbia is located in Coos County and lies 905 miles [1,456.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Columbia.
    • New Jersey
      • Warren County
      • This Columbia is located in Warren County and lies 578 miles [930.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Columbia.
    • New York
      • Herkimer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Columbia [Herkimer County].
    • North Carolina
      • Tyrrell County
      • This Columbia is located in Tyrrell County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tyrrell County community of Columbia.
    • Ohio
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Columbia.
      • Delaware County
      • Although located in Delaware County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Columbia.
      • Hamilton County
      • This Columbia is located in Hamilton County and lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Columbia.
      • Stark County
      • This Columbia is located in Stark County and lies 469 miles [754.8 km] to the north of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Columbia.
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This Columbia is located in Tuscarawas County and lies 454 miles [730.6 km] to the north of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of Columbia.
      • Williams County
      • This Columbia is located in Williams County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km] to the north northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williams County community of Columbia.
    • Oklahoma
      • Kingfisher County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Columbia [Kingfisher County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Columbia is located in Lancaster County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Columbia.
      • Venango County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Columbia [Venango County].
    • South Dakota
      • Brown County
      • This Columbia is located in Brown County and lies 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Columbia.
    • Tennessee
      • Maury County
      • This Columbia is located in Maury County and lies 358 miles [576.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Columbia.
    • Utah
      • Carbon County
      • This Columbia is located in Carbon County and lies 1,659 miles [2,669.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Columbia.
    • Virginia
      • Fluvanna County
      • This Columbia is located in Fluvanna County and lies 304 miles [489.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fluvanna County community of Columbia.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Columbia is located in King County and lies 2,316 miles [3,727.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Columbia.
      • Whatcom County
      • This Columbia is located in Whatcom County and lies 2,328 miles [3,746.6 km] to the northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whatcom County community of Columbia.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Columbia is located in Fayette County and lies 285 miles [458.7 km]<2> to the north of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Columbia.
    • Wisconsin
      • Clark County
      • This Columbia is located in Clark County and lies 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Columbia that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Columbia.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Columbia ...

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.

  • Arthurtown [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthurtown
    • Arthurtown [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthurtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthurtown
  • Booker Washington Heights [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booker Washington Heights
    • Booker Washington Heights [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Columbia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booker Washington Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker Washington Heights
  • Brickyard Village [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Village
    • Brickyard Village [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard Village
  • Butchertown [Richland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butchertown
    • Butchertown [Richland County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Columbia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (21 more) ...
    • Cross Roads [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
      • Cross Roads [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
    • Dutch Square [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Square
      • Dutch Square [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch Square have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Square
    • Dutchbrook [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchbrook
      • Dutchbrook [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutchbrook
    • Edenwood [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenwood
      • Edenwood [Lexington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edenwood
    • Elm Abode [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Abode
      • Elm Abode [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Abode have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Abode
    • Emerald Valley [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Valley
      • Emerald Valley [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Valley
    • Forest Trace [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Trace
      • Forest Trace [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Trace
    • Foxhall [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxhall
      • Foxhall [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxhall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxhall
    • Gordon Springs [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon Springs
      • Gordon Springs [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Springs
    • Gregg Park [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregg Park
      • Gregg Park [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregg Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregg Park
    • Happytown [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happytown
      • Happytown [Lexington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happytown
    • Heathwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathwood
      • Heathwood [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • 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
    • Kingswood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood
      • Kingswood [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingswood
    • Lakeview [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Meadowfield [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowfield
      • Meadowfield [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowfield
    • Munster [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munster
      • Munster [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munster have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munster
    • Quail Hollow [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Lexington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hollow
    • Ravenwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Riverbanks [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbanks
      • Riverbanks [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbanks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbanks
    • Riverside Forest [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside Forest
      • Riverside Forest [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Forest
    • Rosewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewood
      • Rosewood [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood

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 Columbia. 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 ...
    • Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia on October 2, 1974 (a Wednesday) and died in Columbia on February 17, 2011 (a Thursday) at the age of 36. He is buried at Leevy Cemetery (Richland County, South Carolina).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<5>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Columbia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<5>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Clifton Alexander Hawkins
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (WV) on July 2, 1937 (a Friday) and died in Columbia on September 12, 2017 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<5>
    • LaMarr Hoyt     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Columbia on January 1, 1955 (a Saturday) and died on November 29, 2021 (a Monday) at the age of 66. We don't have any burial details.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LaMarr Hoyt<5>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
    • Lee Young     (Actor)
      • Full name: Lee Thompson Young
      • Actor. He was born in Columbia on February 1, 1984 (a Wednesday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on August 19, 2013 (a Monday) at the age of 29. He is buried at Lakeview Memory Gardens (York County, South Carolina).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 404 miles [650.2 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Columbia to White House, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 23 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,283 miles [10,111.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,977 miles [11,228.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,859 miles [7,819.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Richland County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbia: www.columbiasc.net/

The official website for Richland County: www.richlandonline.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Columbia 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.
<2>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- Columbia) 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 Columbia. 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 ColumbiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0006, Longitude: -81.0353    
<3>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 Columbia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Columbia 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 310.323 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.492 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.932 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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