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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 Latimer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Latimer 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 Latimer:
    • 34.132955, -82.592652
    • 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 Latimer
  • 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 Latimer ...

We have found six communities that share the name Latimer.

Within South Carolina, the name Latimer is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these six communities, five are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Franklin County
      • This Latimer is located in Franklin County and lies 832 miles [1,339 km]<1> to the northwest of the Latimer that is located in Abbeville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Latimer.
    • Kansas
      • Morris County
      • This Latimer is located in Morris County and lies 852 miles [1,371.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Latimer that is located in Abbeville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Latimer.
    • Mississippi
      • Jackson County
      • This Latimer is located in Jackson County and lies 442 miles [711.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Latimer that is located in Abbeville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Latimer.
    • Ohio
      • Trumbull County
      • This Latimer is located in Trumbull County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<1> to the north of the Latimer that is located in Abbeville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trumbull County community of Latimer.
    • Ontario
      • This Latimer lies 777 miles [1,250.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Latimer that is located in Abbeville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
    • Utah
      • Iron County
      • This Latimer is located in Iron County and lies 1,727 miles [2,779.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Latimer that is located in Abbeville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Latimer.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Latimer ...

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.

  • Beverly [Elbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Elbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Latimer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Cherokee Ferry [Elbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Ferry
    • Cherokee Ferry [Elbert County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Latimer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Ferry
  • Dover [Abbeville County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Abbeville County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Latimer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Duke [Abbeville County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duke
    • Duke [Abbeville County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Latimer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Edinburg [Elbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg [Elbert County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Latimer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Harpers Ferry [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Ferry
      • Harpers Ferry [Elbert County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Latimer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Ferry
    • Pearl [Elbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Elbert County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Latimer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Rocky River [Abbeville County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky River
      • Rocky River [Abbeville County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Latimer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Latimer. 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 ...
    • Chadwick Aaron Boseman     (Actor, producer)
    • Ernie Harwell     (Sportscaster)
      • Full name: William Earnest Harwell
      • Sportscaster. He was born in Washington (GA) on January 25, 1918 (a Friday) and died in Novi (MI) on May 4, 2010 (a Tueday) at the age of 92.
      • Washington is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Latimer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie Harwell<3>
    • Joe Haynes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lincolnton (GA) on September 21, 1917 (a Friday) and died in Hopkins (MN) on January 6, 1967 (a Friday) at the age of 49. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Lincolnton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Latimer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Haynes<3>
    • Charles Isham 'C.I.' Taylor     (Negro League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Abbeville, which is the Seat of Abbeville County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Latimer to Abbeville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the east (E). 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 450 miles [724.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,344 miles [10,209.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,044 miles [11,336.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,923 miles [7,922.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in South Carolina

About Abbeville County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Abbeville County: www.abbevillecountygovernment.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- Latimer) 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 Latimer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LatimerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Latimer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1330, Longitude: -82.5927    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Latimer to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.219 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.541 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.491 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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