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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 Isle-of-Palms, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Isle-of-Palms 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 Isle-of-Palms:
    • 32.804491, -79.739880
    • 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 Isle-of-Palms
  • 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 Isle-of-Palms ...

We have found one communities that share the name Isle-of-Palms.

Within South Carolina, the name Isle-of-Palms is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, there is another community also named Isle-of-Palms in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Duval County
      • This Isle-of-Palms is located in Duval County and lies 200 miles [321.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Isle-of-Palms that is located in Charleston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle-of-Palms
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duval County community of Isle-of-Palms.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Isle-of-Palms ...

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.

  • Avian Park [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avian Park
    • Avian Park [Charleston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Isle-of-Palms
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avian Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avian Park
  • Creekside Park [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekside Park
    • Creekside Park [Charleston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Isle-of-Palms
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekside Park
  • Forest Trail [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Trail
    • Forest Trail [Charleston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Isle-of-Palms
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Trail
  • Harborgate [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harborgate
    • Harborgate [Charleston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Isle-of-Palms
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harborgate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harborgate
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    • Heritage [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage
      • Heritage [Charleston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Isle-of-Palms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage
    • Hickory Shadows [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Shadows
      • Hickory Shadows [Charleston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Isle-of-Palms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Shadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Shadows
    • Island-of-Palms [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island-of-Palms
      • Island-of-Palms [Charleston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Isle-of-Palms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island-of-Palms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island-of-Palms
    • Mount Pleasant [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Charleston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Isle-of-Palms
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,799 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant<3>
    • Parish Place [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parish Place
      • Parish Place [Charleston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Isle-of-Palms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parish Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parish Place
    • Ten Mile [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ten Mile
      • Ten Mile [Charleston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Isle-of-Palms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ten Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ten Mile
    • Waterway Arms [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterway Arms
      • Waterway Arms [Charleston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Isle-of-Palms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterway Arms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterway Arms

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 Isle-of-Palms. 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Isle-of-Palms.
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Isle-of-Palms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bennett<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Isle-of-Palms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Freedman<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Isle-of-Palms.
      • Mount Pleasant is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Isle-of-Palms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clay Matthews, Sr.<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Isle-of-Palms.
      • Charleston is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Isle-of-Palms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beatrice Witte Ravenel<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Isle-of-Palms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clements Ripley<4>

How Far From Isle-of-Palms 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 city such as Isle-of-Palms to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the Seat of Charleston County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Isle-of-Palms to Charleston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 447 miles [719.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,279 miles [10,105.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,963 miles [11,205.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,850 miles [7,805.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Charleston County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Charleston County: www.charlestoncounty.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 from Point A (ie- Isle-of-Palms) 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 Isle-of-Palms. 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 Isle-of-PalmsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Isle-of-Palms. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8045, Longitude: -79.7399    
<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 Isle-of-Palms 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 309.583 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.469 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.794 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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