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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 Kershaw, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kershaw 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 Kershaw:
    • 34.548142, -80.582294
    • 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 Kershaw
  • 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 Kershaw ...

We have found four communities that share the name Kershaw.

Within South Carolina, the name Kershaw is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Walker County
      • This Kershaw is located in Walker County and lies 376 miles [605.1 km]<1> to the west of the Kershaw that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Kershaw.
    • Montana
      • Chouteau County
      • This Kershaw is located in Chouteau County and lies 1,798 miles [2,893.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Kershaw that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chouteau County community of Kershaw.
    • Nevada
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Kershaw [Lincoln County].
    • North Carolina
      • Pamlico County
      • This Kershaw is located in Pamlico County and lies 220 miles [354.1 km]<1> to the east of the Kershaw that is located in Kershaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pamlico County community of Kershaw.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kershaw ...

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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Kershaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anvil Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Kershaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coats Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats Crossroad
  • Flat Rock [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Kershaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
  • Fork Hill Crossroads [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Hill Crossroads
    • Fork Hill Crossroads [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Hill Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Hill Crossroads
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heath Springs<4>
    • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Kershaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Kershaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Hill Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Kershaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Crossroad

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 Kershaw. 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 ...
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Kershaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Kershaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<5>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Kershaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson<5>
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Kershaw.
      • Lancaster is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Kershaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aaron Andrew Robinson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Camden, which is the Seat of Kershaw County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Kershaw to Camden, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the southwest (SW). 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,239 miles [10,040.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,934 miles [11,159.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,815 miles [7,749 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Kershaw) 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 Kershaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KershawOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kershaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5481, Longitude: -80.5823    
<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 Kershaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Kershaw 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 310.07 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.281 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.603 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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