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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 Lamar, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lamar 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 Lamar:
    • 34.168692, -80.062622
    • 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 Lamar
  • 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 Lamar ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Lamar.

Within South Carolina, the name Lamar is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Randolph County
      • This Lamar is located in Randolph County and lies 310 miles [498.9 km]<1> to the west of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Lamar.
    • Arkansas
      • Johnson County
      • This Lamar is located in Johnson County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km]<1> to the west of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Lamar.
    • Colorado
      • Prowers County
      • This Lamar is located in Prowers County and lies 1,283 miles [2,064.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prowers County community of Lamar.
    • Georgia
      • Baker County
      • This Lamar is located in Baker County and lies 331 miles [532.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Lamar.
      • Sumter County
      • This Lamar is located in Sumter County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km] to the west southwest of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Lamar.
    • Indiana
      • Spencer County
      • This Lamar is located in Spencer County and lies 466 miles [750 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spencer County community of Lamar.
    • Kansas
      • Ottawa County
      • This Lamar is located in Ottawa County and lies 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Lamar.
    • Louisiana
      • Franklin Parish
      • This Lamar is located in Franklin Parish and lies 674 miles [1,084.7 km]<1> to the west of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin Parish community of Lamar.
    • Michigan
      • Kent 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 Michigan community of Lamar [Kent County].
    • Mississippi
      • Benton County
      • This Lamar is located in Benton County and lies 528 miles [849.7 km]<1> to the west of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Lamar.
    • Missouri
      • Barton County
      • This Lamar is located in Barton County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barton County community of Lamar.
    • Nebraska
      • Chase County
      • This Lamar is located in Chase County and lies 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chase County community of Lamar.
    • North Carolina
      • Alleghany 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 North Carolina community of Lamar [Alleghany County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Hughes County
      • This Lamar is located in Hughes County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the west of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hughes County community of Lamar.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clinton County
      • This Lamar is located in Clinton County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Lamar.
    • Tennessee
      • Rutherford 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 Tennessee community of Lamar [Rutherford County].
      • Shelby County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Lamar [Shelby County].
    • Texas
      • Aransas County
      • This Lamar is located in Aransas County and lies 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aransas County community of Lamar.
      • Shelby County
      • This Lamar is located in Shelby County and lies 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the west of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Lamar.
    • Washington
      • Walla Walla County
      • This Lamar is located in Walla Walla County and lies 2,166 miles [3,485.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walla Walla County community of Lamar.
    • West Virginia
      • Mercer County
      • This Lamar is located in Mercer County and lies 237 miles [381.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Lamar.
    • Wisconsin
      • Polk County
      • This Lamar is located in Polk County and lies 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lamar that is located in Darlington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Lamar.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lamar ...

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.

  • Cartersville [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartersville
    • Cartersville [Florence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Lamar
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville
  • Cypress Crossroads [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Crossroads
    • Cypress Crossroads [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lamar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Crossroads
  • English Crossroads [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Crossroads
    • English Crossroads [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Lamar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Crossroads
  • Ferndale [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
    • Ferndale [Florence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Heritage [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage
      • Heritage [Florence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage
    • Kelly Farms [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Farms
      • Kelly Farms [Florence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Farms
    • Lees Crossroads [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Crossroads
      • Lees Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Crossroads
    • Lydia [Darlington County]
    • Lynchburg [Lee County]
    • Oats [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oats
      • Oats [Darlington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oats have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oats
    • Pleasant View [Florence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Florence County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Register Crossroads [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Register Crossroads
      • Register Crossroads [Darlington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Lamar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Register Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Register 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 Lamar. 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.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Darlington, which is the Seat of Darlington County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lamar to Darlington, with an average speed<6> 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 56 miles [90.1 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 367 miles [590.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,233 miles [10,031 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,925 miles [11,144.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,808 miles [7,737.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Darlington County: www.darcosc.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lamar) 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 Lamar. 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 LamarOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lamar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1687, Longitude: -80.0626    
<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 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 Lamar 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>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 Lamar 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 309.774 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.885 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.518 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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