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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 Heath Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Heath Springs 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 Heath Springs:
    • 34.592128, -80.675196
    • 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 Heath Springs
  • 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 Heath Springs ...

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.

  • Anvil Rock [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anvil Rock
    • Anvil Rock [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Heath Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anvil Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anvil Rock
  • Coats Crossroad [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats Crossroad
    • Coats Crossroad [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Heath Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coats Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats Crossroad
  • Fork Hill Crossroads [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Hill Crossroads
    • Fork Hill Crossroads [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Heath Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Hill Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Hill Crossroads
  • Jones Crossroads [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossroads
    • Jones Crossroads [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Heath Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossroads
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    • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Heath Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Plain [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Plain
      • Pleasant Plain [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Heath Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Plain
    • Rich Hill Crossroads [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Hill Crossroads
      • Rich Hill Crossroads [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Heath Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Hill Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Hill Crossroads
    • Robinson Crossroad [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson Crossroad
      • Robinson Crossroad [Kershaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Heath Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Crossroad
    • Smoke Rise [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoke Rise
      • Smoke Rise [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Heath Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smoke Rise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoke Rise

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 Heath Springs. 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.

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    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on April 12, 1936 (a Sunday) and died in Bluffton (SC) on June 14, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Lancaster is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Heath Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<3>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Heath Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<3>
    • Andrew Jackson     (7th President of the US (1829 - 1837))
      • 7th President of the US (1829 - 1837). He was born in Waxhaw (NC) on March 15, 1767 (a Sunday) and died in Hermitage (TN) on June 8, 1845 (a Sunday) at the age of 78.
      • Waxhaw is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Heath Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson<3>
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Lancaster (SC) on June 12, 1912 (a Wednesday) and died in New York (NY) on May 3, 1967 (a Wednesday) at the age of 54. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Lancaster is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Heath Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nina Mae McKinney<3>
    • Aaron Andrew Robinson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on June 23, 1915 (a Wednesday) and died in Lancaster (SC) on March 9, 1966 (a Wednesday) at the age of 50.
      • Lancaster is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Heath Springs.
      • Lancaster is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Heath Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aaron Andrew Robinson<3>

How Far From Heath Springs 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 town such as Heath Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lancaster, which is the Seat of Lancaster County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Heath Springs to Lancaster, with an average speed<4> 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 45 miles [72.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 358 miles [576.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,241 miles [10,043.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,936 miles [11,162.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,817 miles [7,752.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Lancaster County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancastercountysc.net/

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- Heath Springs) 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 Heath Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Heath SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heath Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5921, Longitude: -80.6752    
<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 Heath Springs 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 310.123 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.348 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.626 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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