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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 Lafayette Village, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lafayette Village 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 Lafayette Village:
    • 34.298762, -80.607300
    • 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 Lafayette Village
  • 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 Lafayette Village ...

We have found one communities that share the name Lafayette Village.

Within South Carolina, the name Lafayette Village is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, there is another community also named Lafayette Village in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Lafayette Village [Cumberland County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lafayette Village ...

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.

  • Cool Springs [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Springs
    • Cool Springs [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Lafayette Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Springs
  • Dusty Bend [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dusty Bend
    • Dusty Bend [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Lafayette Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dusty Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dusty Bend
  • Kirkover Hills [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkover Hills
    • Kirkover Hills [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Lafayette Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkover Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkover Hills
  • Knights Hill [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knights Hill
    • Knights Hill [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Lafayette Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knights Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knights Hill
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Log Town [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Town
      • Log Town [Kershaw County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Lafayette Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peckwoods [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peckwoods
      • Peckwoods [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Lafayette Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peckwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peckwoods
    • Pine Creek [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Creek
      • Pine Creek [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Lafayette Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Creek
    • Sandy Springs [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Springs
      • Sandy Springs [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Lafayette Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
    • Sunnyhill [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyhill
      • Sunnyhill [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Lafayette Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyhill
    • Valley Park [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Park
      • Valley Park [Kershaw County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Lafayette Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Park

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 Lafayette Village. 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 ...
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Lafayette Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Lafayette Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Camden, which is the Seat of Kershaw County and lies just to the South.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Lafayette Village to Columbia, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 374 miles [601.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,251 miles [10,060 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,945 miles [11,176.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,827 miles [7,768.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Carolina

About Kershaw County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Lafayette Village 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.
<2>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- Lafayette Village) 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 Lafayette Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lafayette VillageOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lafayette Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2988, Longitude: -80.6073       In this case, the coordinates for Lafayette Village have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Lafayette Village 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 310.083 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.259 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.685 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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