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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 Latta, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Latta 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 Latta:
    • 34.337166, -79.431363
    • 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 Latta
  • 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 Latta ...

We have found four communities that share the name Latta.

Within South Carolina, the name Latta is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Greene 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 Latta [Greene County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Pontotoc County
      • This Latta is located in Pontotoc County and lies 981 miles [1,578.8 km]<2> to the west of the Latta that is located in Dillon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pontotoc County community of Latta.
    • Ontario
      • This Latta lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<2> to the north of the Latta that is located in Dillon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latta
    • Tennessee
      • Maury 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 Tennessee community of Latta [Maury County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Latta ...

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 [Dillon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass Crossroads
    • Bass Crossroads [Dillon County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Latta
    • 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
  • Centerville [Dillon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Dillon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Latta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Fork [Dillon County]
  • Little Rock [Dillon County]
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    • Mallory [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
      • Mallory [Dillon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Latta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
    • Oak Grove [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Dillon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Latta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Reedy Creek Springs [Marlboro County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy Creek Springs
      • Reedy Creek Springs [Marlboro County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Latta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy Creek Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sellers [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Latta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sellers<5>
    • Spring Branch [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Branch
      • Spring Branch [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Latta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Branch
    • Temperance Hill [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temperance Hill
      • Temperance Hill [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Latta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temperance Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temperance Hill
    • Zion [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Latta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion

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 Latta. 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 Latta 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 Latta to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Dillon, which is the Seat of Dillon County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 94 miles [151.3 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Latta to Columbia, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 341 miles [548.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,198 miles [9,974.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,888 miles [11,085.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,772 miles [7,679.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Dillon County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Latta. 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Latta 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Latta) 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 Latta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LattaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Latta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3372, Longitude: -79.4314    
<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 Latta, 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 Latta 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 309.418 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.502 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.232 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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