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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 Lancaster, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lancaster 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 Lancaster:
    • 34.721176, -80.771223
    • 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 Lancaster
  • 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 Lancaster ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Lancaster.

Within South Carolina, the name Lancaster is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 38 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 38 communities, 35 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Talladega 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 Alabama community of Lancaster [Talladega County].
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This Lancaster is located in Yavapai County and lies 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km]<2> to the west of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Lancaster.
    • Arkansas
      • Crawford County
      • This Lancaster is located in Crawford County and lies 761 miles [1,224.7 km]<2> to the west of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Lancaster.
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Lancaster is located in Los Angeles County and lies 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km]<2> to the west of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Lancaster.
    • Florida
      • Lake 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 Florida community of Lancaster [Lake County].
      • Suwannee County
      • This Lancaster is located in Suwannee County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suwannee County community of Lancaster.
    • Georgia
      • Marion County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Lancaster [Marion County].
      • Wayne 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 Georgia community of Lancaster [Wayne County].
    • Illinois
      • Lake 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 Illinois community of Lancaster [Lake County].
      • Peoria County
      • This Lancaster is located in Peoria County and lies 639 miles [1,028.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Peoria County community of Lancaster.
      • Wabash County
      • This Lancaster is located in Wabash County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km] to the northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabash County community of Lancaster.
    • Indiana
      • Clay 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 Indiana community of Lancaster [Clay County].
      • Huntington County
      • This Lancaster is located in Huntington County and lies 489 miles [787 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huntington County community of Lancaster.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Lancaster is located in Jefferson County and lies 386 miles [621.2 km] to the northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Lancaster.
    • Iowa
      • Keokuk 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 Iowa community of Lancaster [Keokuk County].
    • Kansas
      • Atchison County
      • This Lancaster is located in Atchison County and lies 865 miles [1,392.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atchison County community of Lancaster.
      • Miami 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 Kansas community of Lancaster [Miami County].
    • Kentucky
      • Garrard County
      • This Lancaster is located in Garrard County and lies 291 miles [468.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garrard County community of Lancaster.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Lancaster is located in Charles County and lies 343 miles [552 km]<2> to the northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Lancaster.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Lancaster is located in Worcester County and lies 724 miles [1,165.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Lancaster.
    • Minnesota
      • Kittson County
      • This Lancaster is located in Kittson County and lies 1,272 miles [2,047.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kittson County community of Lancaster.
    • Missouri
      • Clark County
      • Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Lancaster.
      • Schuyler County
      • This Lancaster is located in Schuyler County and lies 756 miles [1,216.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuyler County community of Lancaster.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Lancaster lies 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • New Hampshire
      • Coos County
      • This Lancaster is located in Coos County and lies 832 miles [1,339 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Lancaster.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Lancaster is located in Erie County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<2> to the north of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Lancaster.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Lancaster lies 1,708 miles [2,748.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • North Carolina
      • Edgecombe County
      • This Lancaster is located in Edgecombe County and lies 190 miles [305.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edgecombe County community of Lancaster.
    • Ohio
      • Fairfield County
      • This Lancaster is located in Fairfield County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Lancaster.
    • Ontario
      • This Lancaster lies 791 miles [1,273 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Lancaster is located in Lane County and lies 2,326 miles [3,743.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Lancaster.
      • Malheur 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 Oregon community of Lancaster [Malheur County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Lancaster is located in Lancaster County and lies 441 miles [709.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Lancaster.
    • Tennessee
      • Smith County
      • This Lancaster is located in Smith County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Lancaster.
    • Texas
      • Dallas County
      • This Lancaster is located in Dallas County and lies 930 miles [1,496.7 km]<2> to the west of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Lancaster.
    • Virginia
      • Lancaster County
      • This Lancaster is located in Lancaster County and lies 318 miles [511.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Lancaster.
    • Washington
      • Whitman County
      • This Lancaster is located in Whitman County and lies 2,080 miles [3,347.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitman County community of Lancaster.
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • This Lancaster is located in Grant County and lies 774 miles [1,245.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Lancaster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lancaster ...

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.

  • Crocketts Crossroad [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crocketts Crossroad
    • Crocketts Crossroad [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Lancaster
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crocketts Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crocketts Crossroad
  • Erwin [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Lancaster
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
  • Grace [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
    • Grace [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Lancaster
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
  • Green Peach Orchard [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Peach Orchard
    • Green Peach Orchard [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Lancaster
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Peach Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Peach Orchard
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Irwin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
    • Jones Crossroads [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossroads
      • Jones Crossroads [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossroads
    • Quail Haven [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Haven
      • Quail Haven [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Haven
    • Smoke Rise [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoke Rise
      • Smoke Rise [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smoke Rise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoke Rise

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 Lancaster. 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 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).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<5>
    • Spencer Gettys     (Negro League Baseball)
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Lancaster.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson<5>
    • George F. McCorkle     (Musician)
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
    • James Polk     (11th President of the US (1845 - 1849))
      • Full name: James Knox Polk
      • 11th President of the US (1845 - 1849). He was born in Pineville (NC) on November 2, 1795 (a Monday) and died in Nashville (TN) on June 15, 1849 (a Friday) at the age of 53.
      • Pineville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Lancaster.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Polk<5>
    • Aaron Andrew Robinson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lancaster on June 23, 1915 (a Wednesday) and died in Lancaster on March 9, 1966 (a Wednesday) at the age of 50.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aaron Andrew Robinson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 51 miles [82.1 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Lancaster to Columbia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 354 miles [569.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,936 miles [11,162.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,816 miles [7,750.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lancaster: www.lancastercitysc.com/

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancastercountysc.net/

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 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 Lancaster 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 '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- Lancaster) 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 Lancaster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LancasterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7212, Longitude: -80.7712    
<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 Lancaster, 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>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 Lancaster 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 310.179 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.431 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.625 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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