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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 Forest Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Forest Acres 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 Forest Acres:
    • 34.019176, -80.989794
    • 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 Forest Acres
  • 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 Forest Acres ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Forest Acres.

There are seven communities within South Carolina that are also named Forest Acres.

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

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Berkeley County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Berkeley County and lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkeley County community of Forest Acres.
    • Charleston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Forest Acres [Charleston County].
    • Darlington County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Darlington County and lies 55 miles [88.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darlington County community of Forest Acres.
    • Oconee County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Oconee County and lies 129 miles [207.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconee County community of Forest Acres.
    • Orangeburg County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Orangeburg County and lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orangeburg County community of Forest Acres.
    • Pickens County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Pickens County and lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Forest Acres.
    • York County
      • This Forest Acres is located in York County and lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<1> to the north of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Forest Acres.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Jefferson County and lies 328 miles [527.9 km]<1> to the west of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Forest Acres.
    • Georgia
      • Cobb County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Cobb County and lies 200 miles [321.9 km]<1> to the west of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cobb County community of Forest Acres.
      • Douglas County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Douglas County and lies 210 miles [338 km] to the west of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Forest Acres.
      • Richmond County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Richmond County and lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the west southwest of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Forest Acres.
    • New Jersey
      • Ocean County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Ocean County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ocean County community of Forest Acres.
    • North Carolina
      • Durham County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Durham County and lies 180 miles [289.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Durham County community of Forest Acres.
      • Edgecombe County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Edgecombe County and lies 235 miles [378.2 km] to the northeast of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edgecombe County community of Forest Acres.
    • Tennessee
      • Montgomery County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Montgomery County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Forest Acres.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Harris County and lies 881 miles [1,417.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Forest Acres.
    • Virginia
      • Prince George County
      • This Forest Acres is located in Prince George County and lies 296 miles [476.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Forest Acres that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George County community of Forest Acres.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Forest Acres ...

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.

  • 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]<1> to the west of Forest Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booker Washington Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Forest Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Forest Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dentsville [Richland County]
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    • Forest Trace [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Trace
      • Forest Trace [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Forest Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Forest Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxhall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Forest Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregg Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregg Park
    • Heathwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathwood
      • Heathwood [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Forest Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathwood
    • Lakeview [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Forest Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Ravenwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Forest Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Rockbridge [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockbridge
      • Rockbridge [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockbridge
    • Rosewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewood
      • Rosewood [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Forest Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood
    • Sandwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandwood
      • Sandwood [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Forest Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandwood
    • Yorkshire [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkshire
      • Yorkshire [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Forest Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorkshire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkshire

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 Forest Acres. 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Forest Acres.
      • Columbia is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Forest Acres.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Forest Acres.
      • 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 (SC) on September 12, 2017 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Forest Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<5>
    • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Forest Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LaMarr Hoyt<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Forest Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<5>
    • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Forest Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<5>

How Far From Forest Acres 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 Forest Acres to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the Seat of Richland County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies just to the west southwest (WSW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 401 miles [645.3 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Forest Acres 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 6,280 miles [10,106.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,974 miles [11,223.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,856 miles [7,815 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Richland County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forest Acres. 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' (or 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- Forest Acres) 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 Forest Acres. 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 Forest AcresOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0192, Longitude: -80.9898    
<2>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 Forest Acres 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Forest Acres 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 310.298 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.465 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.91 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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