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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 Lake City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lake City 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 Lake City:
    • 33.871590, -79.752844
    • 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 Lake City
  • 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 Lake City ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Lake City.

Within South Carolina, the name Lake City is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Craighead County
      • This Lake City is located in Craighead County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Craighead County community of Lake City.
    • California
      • Modoc County
      • This Lake City is located in Modoc County and lies 2,251 miles [3,622.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Modoc County community of Lake City.
      • Nevada County
      • This Lake City is located in Nevada County and lies 2,293 miles [3,690.2 km] to the west northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Lake City.
    • Colorado
      • Hinsdale County
      • This Lake City is located in Hinsdale County and lies 1,560 miles [2,510.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hinsdale County community of Lake City.
    • Florida
      • Columbia County
      • This Lake City is located in Columbia County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Lake City.
    • Georgia
      • Clayton County
      • This Lake City is located in Clayton County and lies 264 miles [424.9 km]<1> to the west of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clayton County community of Lake City.
    • Illinois
      • Moultrie County
      • This Lake City is located in Moultrie County and lies 640 miles [1,030 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moultrie County community of Lake City.
    • Iowa
      • Calhoun County
      • This Lake City is located in Calhoun County and lies 997 miles [1,604.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Lake City.
    • Kansas
      • Barber County
      • This Lake City is located in Barber County and lies 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barber County community of Lake City.
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Lake City [Franklin County].
    • Kentucky
      • Livingston County
      • This Lake City is located in Livingston County and lies 524 miles [843.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Lake City.
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • This Lake City is located in Knox County and lies 914 miles [1,470.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Lake City.
    • Michigan
      • Missaukee County
      • This Lake City is located in Missaukee County and lies 778 miles [1,252.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Missaukee County community of Lake City.
    • Minnesota
      • Wabasha County
      • This Lake City is located in Wabasha County and lies 988 miles [1,590 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabasha County community of Lake City.
    • Mississippi
      • Humphreys County
      • This Lake City is located in Humphreys County and lies 622 miles [1,001 km]<1> to the west of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humphreys County community of Lake City.
      • Prentiss County
      • This Lake City is located in Prentiss County and lies 504 miles [811.1 km] to the west of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prentiss County community of Lake City.
    • Missouri
      • Jackson County
      • This Lake City is located in Jackson County and lies 881 miles [1,417.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Lake City.
    • Montana
      • Missoula County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Lake City [Missoula County].
    • Nebraska
      • Holt County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Holt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Lake City.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Elk County
      • This Lake City is located in Elk County and lies 519 miles [835.2 km]<1> to the north of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elk County community of Lake City.
      • Erie County
      • This Lake City is located in Erie County and lies 563 miles [906.1 km] to the north of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Lake City.
    • South Dakota
      • Marshall County
      • This Lake City is located in Marshall County and lies 1,238 miles [1,992.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Lake City.
      • Minnehaha County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Lake City [Minnehaha County].
    • Texas
      • San Patricio County
      • This Lake City is located in San Patricio County and lies 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Patricio County community of Lake City.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Lake City is located in King County and lies 2,383 miles [3,835.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Lake City.
      • Pierce County
      • This Lake City is located in Pierce County and lies 2,390 miles [3,846.3 km] to the northwest of the Lake City that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Lake City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lake City ...

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.

  • Bass Crossroads [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass Crossroads
    • Bass Crossroads [Florence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass Crossroads
  • Central Crossroads [Clarendon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Crossroads
    • Central Crossroads [Clarendon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Lake City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Crossroads
  • Coward [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coward
    • Coward [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coward
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coward<5>
  • Friendfield [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendfield
    • Friendfield [Florence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendfield
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hebron Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron Crossroads
      • Hebron Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron Crossroads
    • Hogeye Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogeye Crossroads
      • Hogeye Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hogeye Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogeye Crossroads
    • Kennedy Park [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy Park
      • Kennedy Park [Florence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Park
    • Lee Crossroads [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Crossroads
      • Lee Crossroads [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Crossroads
    • Leo [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leo
      • Leo [Florence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lake City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leo
    • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Crossroads
      • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Lake City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Crossroads

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 Lake City. 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 ...

How Far From Lake City 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 city such as Lake City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Florence, which is the Seat of Florence County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Lake City to Florence, with an average speed<7> 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 74 miles [119.1 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 378 miles [608.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,232 miles [10,029.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,922 miles [11,139.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,806 miles [7,734.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Florence County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Florence County: www.florenceco.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' (or 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- Lake City) 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 Lake City. 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 Lake CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8716, Longitude: -79.7528    
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Lake City 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.
<3>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 Lake City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Lake City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.599 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.641 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.49 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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