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Lee Crossroads, South Carolina

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Lee Crossroads.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Lee Crossroads and extending to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Florence County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lee Crossroads to Florence, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 78 miles [125.5 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 [Map]) is 376 miles [605.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,229 miles [10,024.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,918 miles [11,133.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,802 miles [7,728.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lee Crossroads ...

While the name Lee Crossroads is unique within South Carolina, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of South Carolina


Randolph County

Our profile page for Lee Crossroads, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lee Crossroads ...

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 talk 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   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Lee Crossroads   [Map]

Blossom   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Butler Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Coward   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Friendfield   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Half Moon (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Kennedy Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Lake City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Leo   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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- Lee Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lee Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8716, Longitude: -79.6662     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lee Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Lee Crossroads to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.55 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.586 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.458 degrees.

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