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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 Edisto Beach, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Edisto Beach 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 Edisto Beach:
    • 32.491761, -80.323821
    • 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 Edisto Beach
  • 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 Edisto Beach ...

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.

  • Bears Bluff [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bears Bluff
    • Bears Bluff [Charleston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Edisto Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bears Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bears Bluff
  • Freedman [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedman
    • Freedman [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Edisto Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedman
  • Little Edisto [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Edisto
    • Little Edisto [Charleston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Edisto Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Edisto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Edisto
  • Oakgrove [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakgrove
    • Oakgrove [Charleston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Edisto Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakgrove
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Pine Landing [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Landing
      • Pine Landing [Charleston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Edisto Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Landing
    • Rockland [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Charleston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Edisto Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Rockville [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Charleston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Edisto Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Steamboat Landing [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steamboat Landing
      • Steamboat Landing [Charleston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Edisto Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steamboat Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steamboat Landing

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 Edisto Beach. 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 ...
    • Joseph William 'Smokin Joe' Frazier     (Professional boxer, Olympic Gold Medalist)
    • Dr. John Edwards Holbrook     (Zoologist, hepretologist, physician, author)
      • Zoologist, hepretologist, physician, author. He was born in Beaufort (SC) on December 31, 1794 (a Wednesday) and died in Norfolk (MA) on September 8, 1871 (a Friday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Beaufort is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Edisto Beach.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. John Edwards Holbrook<3>
    • James Jamerson     (Musician)

How Far From Edisto Beach to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Edisto Beach to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Walterboro, which is the Seat of Colleton County and lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Edisto Beach to Walterboro, 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 about two full days.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 479 miles [770.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,319 miles [10,169.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,003 miles [11,270.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,890 miles [7,869.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Colleton County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colleton County: www.colletoncounty.org/

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- Edisto Beach) 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 Edisto Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Edisto BeachOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edisto Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4918, Longitude: -80.3238       In this case, the coordinates for Edisto Beach 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 Edisto Beach 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 309.899 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.789 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.09 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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