RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Dentsville, South Carolina

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other SC
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Dentsville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dentsville 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 Dentsville:
    • 34.065164, -80.956699
    • 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 Dentsville
  • 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 Dentsville ...

We have found one communities that share the name Dentsville.

Within South Carolina, the name Dentsville is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, there is another community also named Dentsville in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Dentsville is located in Charles County and lies 379 miles [609.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Dentsville that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dentsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Dentsville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dentsville ...

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.

  • Brickyard Village [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Village
    • Brickyard Village [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Dentsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard Village
  • Edinburgh [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Dentsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburgh
  • Forest Trace [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Trace
    • Forest Trace [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Dentsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Dentsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxhall
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Gregg Park [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregg Park
      • Gregg Park [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Dentsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregg Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregg Park
    • Jiggs [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jiggs
      • Jiggs [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Dentsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jiggs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jiggs
    • Lakeview [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Dentsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Meadow Lake [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
      • Meadow Lake [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Dentsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lake
    • Ravenwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Dentsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Rockbridge [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockbridge
      • Rockbridge [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Dentsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockbridge
    • Sandwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandwood
      • Sandwood [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Dentsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandwood
    • Spring Valley [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dentsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Springwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springwood
      • Springwood [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Dentsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springwood
    • Tanglewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Dentsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood

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 Dentsville. 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 (SC) on October 2, 1974 (a Wednesday) and died in Columbia (SC) on February 17, 2011 (a Thursday) at the age of 36. He is buried at Leevy Cemetery (Richland County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Dentsville.
      • Columbia is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Dentsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<3>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Dentsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<3>
    • 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 (SC) on September 12, 2017 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Dentsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<3>
    • LaMarr Hoyt     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Columbia (SC) 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.
      • Columbia is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Dentsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LaMarr Hoyt<3>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
    • Angelica Van Buren     (Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841). She was born in Wedgefield (SC) on February 13, 1818 (a Friday) and died in New York (NY) on December 29, 1877 (a Saturday) at the age of 59.
      • Wedgefield is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Dentsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<3>
    • Lee Young     (Actor)
      • Full name: Lee Thompson Young
      • Actor. He was born in Columbia (SC) 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).
      • Columbia is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Dentsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the Seat of Richland County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies just to the southwest (SW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 398 miles [640.5 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Dentsville to White House, with an average speed<4>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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,277 miles [10,101.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,971 miles [11,218.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,852 miles [7,808.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Richland County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dentsville. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dentsville) 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 Dentsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DentsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dentsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0652, Longitude: -80.9567    
<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 Dentsville 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 310.279 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.451 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.884 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022