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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 Effingham, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Effingham 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 Effingham:
    • 34.062679, -79.753749
    • 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 Effingham
  • 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 Effingham ...

We have found five communities that share the name Effingham.

Within South Carolina, the name Effingham is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, four are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Effingham County
      • This Effingham is located in Effingham County and lies 599 miles [964 km]<1> to the northwest of the Effingham that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Effingham County community of Effingham.
    • Kansas
      • Atchison County
      • This Effingham is located in Atchison County and lies 941 miles [1,514.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Effingham that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atchison County community of Effingham.
    • Missouri
      • Gentry County
      • This Effingham is located in Gentry County and lies 902 miles [1,451.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Effingham that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gentry County community of Effingham.
    • New Hampshire
      • Carroll County
      • This Effingham is located in Carroll County and lies 817 miles [1,314.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Effingham that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Effingham.
    • Ontario
      • This Effingham lies 622 miles [1,001 km]<1> to the north of the Effingham that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham

Curious and Interesting Names Near Effingham ...

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.

  • Alligator Lake [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alligator Lake
    • Alligator Lake [Florence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alligator Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alligator Lake
  • College Park [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
  • Coward [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coward
    • Coward [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Effingham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coward
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coward<3>
  • Enchanted Meadows [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enchanted Meadows
    • Enchanted Meadows [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enchanted Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enchanted Meadows
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Evergreen [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Friendfield [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendfield
      • Friendfield [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendfield
    • Hamville [Florence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamville
      • Hamville [Florence County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Java [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java [Florence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Java have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
    • Jones Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossroads
      • Jones Crossroads [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Effingham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossroads
    • Kings Grant [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Grant
      • Kings Grant [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Grant
    • Longleaf [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longleaf
      • Longleaf [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longleaf
    • Park City [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Siesta Village [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siesta Village
      • Siesta Village [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siesta Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siesta Village
    • South Park [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Park
      • South Park [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Park
    • Sparrows Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparrows Crossroads
      • Sparrows Crossroads [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparrows Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparrows Crossroads
    • Willow Creek Siding [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Creek Siding
      • Willow Creek Siding [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Creek Siding have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Creek Siding
    • Woodland Park [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Effingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Park

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 Effingham. 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 ...

How Far From Effingham to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Florence, which is the Seat of Florence County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Effingham to Florence, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 366 miles [589 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,224 miles [10,016.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,914 miles [11,127 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,798 miles [7,721.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Florence County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Florence County: www.florenceco.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 '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- Effingham) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Effingham. 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 EffinghamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Effingham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0627, Longitude: -79.7537    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Effingham to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.60 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.67 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.434 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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