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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 Lugoff, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lugoff 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 Lugoff:
    • 34.227287, -80.689523
    • 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 Lugoff
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lugoff ...

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.

  • Four Seasons [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Seasons
    • Four Seasons [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lugoff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Seasons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Seasons
  • Kellytown [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellytown
    • Kellytown [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Lugoff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellytown
  • Pecan Grove [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
    • Pecan Grove [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lugoff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
  • Pecan Orchard [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Orchard
    • Pecan Orchard [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lugoff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Orchard
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    • Pepper Ridge [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepper Ridge
      • Pepper Ridge [Kershaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Lugoff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pepper Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepper Ridge
    • Pine Mark [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Mark
      • Pine Mark [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lugoff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Mark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Mark
    • Sandwood Hills [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandwood Hills
      • Sandwood Hills [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lugoff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandwood Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandwood Hills
    • Thunderwoods [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunderwoods
      • Thunderwoods [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lugoff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thunderwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thunderwoods

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 Lugoff. 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 ...
    • Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (SC) on October 2, 1974 (a Wednesday) and died in Columbia (SC) on February 17, 2011 (a Thursday) at the age of 36. He is buried at Leevy Cemetery (Richland County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Lugoff.
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Lugoff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<3>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
    • Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Camden (SC) on December 13, 1923 (a Thursday) and died in Montclair (NJ) on June 18, 2003 (a Wednesday) at the age of 79. The body was cremated.
      • Camden is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Lugoff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<3>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Clifton Alexander Hawkins
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (WV) on July 2, 1937 (a Friday) and died in Columbia (SC) on September 12, 2017 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Lugoff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<3>
    • LaMarr Hoyt     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Columbia (SC) on January 1, 1955 (a Saturday) and died on November 29, 2021 (a Monday) at the age of 66. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Lugoff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LaMarr Hoyt<3>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
    • Robert N. 'Bobcat' Montgomery, Sr.     (Professional boxer)
    • Angelica Van Buren     (Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841). She was born in Wedgefield (SC) on February 13, 1818 (a Friday) and died in New York (NY) on December 29, 1877 (a Saturday) at the age of 59.
      • Wedgefield is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Lugoff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<3>
    • Lee Young     (Actor)
      • Full name: Lee Thompson Young
      • Actor. He was born in Columbia (SC) on February 1, 1984 (a Wednesday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on August 19, 2013 (a Monday) at the age of 29. He is buried at Lakeview Memory Gardens (York County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Lugoff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<3>

How Far From Lugoff to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Lugoff to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Camden, which is the Seat of Kershaw County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Lugoff to Columbia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 380 miles [611.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,258 miles [10,071.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,952 miles [11,188.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,833 miles [7,778 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Kershaw County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Lugoff) 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 Lugoff. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LugoffOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lugoff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2273, Longitude: -80.6895    
<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 Lugoff 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 310.129 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.302 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.737 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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