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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 Horatio, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Horatio and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Horatio:
    • 34.022550, -80.568906
    • 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 Horatio
  • 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 Horatio ...

We have found four communities that share the name Horatio.

Within South Carolina, the name Horatio is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Sevier County
      • This Horatio is located in Sevier County and lies 788 miles [1,268.2 km]<1> to the west of the Horatio that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horatio
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Horatio.
    • Mississippi
      • Panola County
      • This Horatio is located in Panola County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the west of the Horatio that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horatio
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Panola County community of Horatio.
    • Ohio
      • Darke County
      • This Horatio is located in Darke County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Horatio that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horatio
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darke County community of Horatio.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Jefferson County
      • This Horatio is located in Jefferson County and lies 484 miles [778.9 km]<1> to the north of the Horatio that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horatio
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Horatio.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Horatio ...

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.

  • Beaver Creek [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek [Kershaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Horatio
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
  • Catchall [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catchall
    • Catchall [Sumter County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Horatio
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catchall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catchall
  • Cedar Creek [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek [Kershaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Horatio
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
  • Cherryvale [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryvale
    • Cherryvale [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Horatio
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherryvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryvale
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Dixie Crossing [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie Crossing
      • Dixie Crossing [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Horatio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie Crossing
    • Ellerbees Mill [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellerbees Mill
      • Ellerbees Mill [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Horatio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellerbees Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellerbees Mill
    • English [Richland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English
      • English [Richland County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Horatio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Foxville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxville
      • Foxville [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Horatio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxville
    • Hillcrest [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Horatio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Leesburg [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
      • Leesburg [Richland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Horatio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
    • Sanders Corner [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanders Corner
      • Sanders Corner [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Horatio
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanders Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanders Corner

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 Horatio. 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Horatio.
      • Columbia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Horatio.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<3>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Horatio.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<3>
    • Althea Gibson     (Professional tennis)
      • Professional tennis. She was born in Silver (SC) on August 25, 1927 (a Thursday) and died on September 28, 2003 (a Sunday) at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Silver is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Horatio.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Althea Gibson<3>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Horatio.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<3>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Horatio.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LaMarr Hoyt<3>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
    • Robert N. 'Bobcat' Montgomery, Sr.     (Professional boxer)
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Horatio.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<3>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Horatio.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<3>

How Far From Horatio 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 community such as Horatio to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sumter, which is the Seat of Sumter County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Horatio to Sumter, with an average speed<4> 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 389 miles [626 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,262 miles [10,077.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,954 miles [11,191.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,837 miles [7,784.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Sumter County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sumter County: www.sumtercountysc.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Horatio) 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 Horatio. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HoratioOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Horatio. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0226, Longitude: -80.5689    
<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 Horatio 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 310.059 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.192 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.75 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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