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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 Goose Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Goose Creek 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 Goose Creek:
    • 32.979846, -80.029815
    • 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 Goose Creek
  • 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 Goose Creek ...

We have found six communities that share the name Goose Creek.

Within South Carolina, the name Goose Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Goose Creek is located in Jefferson County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Goose Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Goose Creek.
    • Manitoba
      • This Goose Creek lies 1,890 miles [3,041.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Goose Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Creek
    • Nebraska
      • Cherry County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Cherry County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherry County community of Goose Creek.
    • New York
      • Queens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Goose Creek [Queens County].
    • North Carolina
      • Camden County
      • This Goose Creek is located in Camden County and lies 319 miles [513.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Goose Creek that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Goose Creek.
    • West Virginia
      • Ritchie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Goose Creek [Ritchie County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Goose Creek ...

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.

  • Boulder Bluff [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder Bluff
    • Boulder Bluff [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Goose Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder Bluff
  • College Park [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Goose Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
  • Deer Park [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Goose Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
  • Dominion Hills [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dominion Hills
    • Dominion Hills [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Goose Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dominion Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dominion Hills
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Forestdale [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestdale
      • Forestdale [Charleston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestdale
    • Goose Creek Heights [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Creek Heights
      • Goose Creek Heights [Berkeley County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goose Creek Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Creek Heights
    • Harbour Lake [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbour Lake
      • Harbour Lake [Berkeley County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbour Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbour Lake
    • Holly Court [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Court
      • Holly Court [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Court have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Court
    • Hound Run [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hound Run
      • Hound Run [Berkeley County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hound Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hound Run
    • Maple Ridge [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Ridge
      • Maple Ridge [Berkeley County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Ridge
    • Mount Holly [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly
      • Mount Holly [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
    • Pepperhill [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepperhill
      • Pepperhill [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pepperhill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepperhill
    • Pleasant Hills [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hills
      • Pleasant Hills [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hills
    • Stokes [Berkeley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokes
      • Stokes [Berkeley County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tall PInes [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tall PInes
      • Tall PInes [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tall PInes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tall PInes
    • Wildwood [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Willowbrook [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook [Berkeley County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Goose Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbrook

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 Goose Creek. 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 ...
    • John Elias Bass     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1877/08/20:1877/08/20)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1877/08/20:1877/08/20. He was born in Charleston (SC) in 1850 and died in Denver (CO) on September 25, 1888 (a Tueday). He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Denver County, Colorado).
      • Charleston is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Goose Creek.
    • John Bennett     (Author, illustrator)
      • Author, illustrator. He was born in Chillicothe (OH) on May 17, 1865 (a Wednesday) and died in Charleston (SC) on December 28, 1956 (a Friday) at the age of 91. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Goose Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bennett<5>
    • Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.     (Actor)
    • George Hill Dillon     (Author)
    • Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr     (Poet, author)
    • Arthur Freedman     (Producer, lyricist)
      • Born: Arthur Grossman
      • Producer, lyricist. He was born in Charleston (SC) on September 9, 1894 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on April 12, 1973 (a Thursday) at the age of 78. He is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Charleston is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Goose Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Freedman<5>
    • Frank Bunker Gilbreth     (Author)
    • Frederick William 'Freddie' Green     (Musician)
    • Ellsworth Raymond 'Bumpy' Johnson     (Crime figure)
    • Clay Matthews, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Full name: William Clay Matthews
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (SC) on August 1, 1928 (a Wednesday) and died in Mount Pleasant (SC) on March 23, 2017 (a Thursday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Charleston is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Goose Creek.
      • Mount Pleasant is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Goose Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clay Matthews, Sr.<5>
    • Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney     (Author)
    • Beatrice Witte Ravenel     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Charleston (SC) on August 24, 1870 (a Wednesday) and died in Charleston (SC) on March 15, 1956 (a Thursday) at the age of 85. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Goose Creek.
      • Charleston is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Goose Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beatrice Witte Ravenel<5>
    • Clements Ripley     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Tacoma (WA) on August 26, 1892 (a Friday) and died in Charleston (SC) on July 22, 1954 (a Thursday) at the age of 61.
      • Charleston is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Goose Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clements Ripley<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Moncks Corner, which is the Seat of Berkeley County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Goose Creek to Moncks Corner, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the northwest (NW). 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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 441 miles [709.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,284 miles [10,113.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,970 miles [11,217.1 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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Goose Creek: www.cityofgoosecreek.com/

The official website for Berkeley County: www.co.berkeley.sc.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Goose Creek) 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 Goose Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Goose CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goose Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9798, Longitude: -80.0298    
<2>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 Goose Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Goose Creek 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.
<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 Goose Creek 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 309.745 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.681 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.849 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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