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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 Marietta, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Marietta 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 Marietta:
    • 35.021561, -82.502558
    • 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 Marietta
  • 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 Marietta ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Marietta.

Within South Carolina, the name Marietta is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Escambia County
      • This Marietta is located in Escambia County and lies 364 miles [585.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Escambia County community of Marietta.
    • Florida
      • Duval County
      • This Marietta is located in Duval County and lies 327 miles [526.3 km]<1> to the south of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duval County community of Marietta.
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Marietta is located in Hillsborough County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km] to the south of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Marietta.
    • Georgia
      • Cobb County
      • This Marietta is located in Cobb County and lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cobb County community of Marietta.
    • Illinois
      • Fulton County
      • This Marietta is located in Fulton County and lies 572 miles [920.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Marietta.
    • Indiana
      • Shelby County
      • This Marietta is located in Shelby County and lies 357 miles [574.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Marietta.
    • Iowa
      • Marshall County
      • This Marietta is located in Marshall County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Marietta.
    • Kansas
      • Marshall County
      • This Marietta is located in Marshall County and lies 843 miles [1,356.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Marietta.
      • Reno County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Marietta [Reno County].
      • Saline County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Marietta [Saline County].
    • Minnesota
      • Lac qui Parle County
      • This Marietta is located in Lac qui Parle County and lies 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lac qui Parle County community of Marietta.
    • Mississippi
      • Prentiss County
      • This Marietta is located in Prentiss County and lies 340 miles [547.2 km]<1> to the west of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prentiss County community of Marietta.
    • Missouri
      • Holt County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Holt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Marietta.
    • Nevada
      • Mineral 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 Nevada community of Marietta [Mineral County].
    • New York
      • Onondaga County
      • This Marietta is located in Onondaga County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onondaga County community of Marietta.
    • North Carolina
      • Robeson County
      • This Marietta is located in Robeson County and lies 196 miles [315.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robeson County community of Marietta.
    • Ohio
      • Washington County
      • This Marietta is located in Washington County and lies 309 miles [497.3 km]<1> to the north of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Marietta.
    • Oklahoma
      • Adair County
      • This Marietta is located in Adair County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km]<1> to the west of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Marietta.
      • Love County
      • This Marietta is located in Love County and lies 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the west of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Love County community of Marietta.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Marietta is located in Lancaster County and lies 476 miles [766 km]<1> to the northeast of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Marietta.
    • South Dakota
      • Fall River County
      • This Marietta is located in Fall River County and lies 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fall River County community of Marietta.
    • Texas
      • Cass County
      • This Marietta is located in Cass County and lies 699 miles [1,124.9 km]<1> to the west of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Marietta.
    • Washington
      • Whatcom County
      • This Marietta is located in Whatcom County and lies 2,235 miles [3,596.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Marietta that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whatcom County community of Marietta.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Marietta ...

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.

  • Cross Plains [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Plains
    • Cross Plains [Greenville County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Marietta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Plains
  • Dacusville [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dacusville
    • Dacusville [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Marietta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dacusville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dacusville
  • Gap Creek [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gap Creek
    • Gap Creek [Greenville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Marietta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gap Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gap Creek
  • Liberia [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberia
    • Liberia [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Marietta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberia
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    • Little Texas [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Texas
      • Little Texas [Greenville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Marietta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Texas
    • Locust Hill [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Hill
      • Locust Hill [Greenville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Marietta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Hill
    • Mountain Shadows [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Shadows
      • Mountain Shadows [Greenville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Marietta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Shadows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Shadows
    • Paris Point [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris Point
      • Paris Point [Greenville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Marietta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris Point
    • Pumpkintown [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkintown
      • Pumpkintown [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Marietta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkintown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkintown
    • Riverview [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Greenville County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Marietta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Sunny Slopes [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Slopes
      • Sunny Slopes [Greenville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Marietta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Slopes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Slopes
    • Terry [Greenville County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Greenville County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Marietta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Terry Creek [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry Creek
      • Terry Creek [Greenville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Marietta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry Creek
    • Tigerville [Greenville County]
    • Travelers Rest [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Travelers Rest
      • Travelers Rest [Greenville County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Marietta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Travelers Rest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Travelers Rest<5>

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 Marietta. 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.

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    • Abigail 'Tommye' Adams     (Actress)
      • Born: Margaret Thomas Adams
      • Actress. She was born in Greenville (SC) on January 11, 1922 (a Wednesday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 13, 1955 (a Sunday) at the age of 33.
      • Greenville is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Marietta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<6>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
    • James B. Davis     (Singer)
    • Randy Johnson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in San Antonio (TX) on June 17, 1944 (a Saturday) and died in Brevard (NC) on September 17, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery (DeWitt County, Texas).
      • Brevard is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Marietta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Randy Johnson<6>
    • Jackie 'Moms' Mabley     (Comedian)
      • Born: Loretta Mary Aiken
      • Comedian. She was born in Brevard (NC) on March 19, 1899 (a Sunday) and died in White Plains (NY) on May 23, 1975 (a Friday) at the age of 76. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Brevard is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Marietta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie 'Moms' Mabley<6>
    • George Mathews     (Actor)
      • Full name: George Joseph Mathews
      • Actor. He was born on October 10, 1911 (a Tueday) and died in Caesars Head (SC) on November 7, 1984 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73.
      • Caesars Head is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Marietta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Mathews<6>
    • Ellas Broadus Robertson     (Author)
    • Robert 'Buffalo Bob' Smith     (Actor, TV Host)
      • Born: Robert Emil Schmidt
      • Actor, TV Host. He was born in Buffalo (NY) on November 27, 1917 (a Tueday) and died in Hendersonville (NC) on July 30, 1998 (a Thursday) at the age of 80. The body was cremated.
      • Hendersonville is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Marietta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Buffalo Bob' Smith<6>
    • Mack McBee Williams     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Greenville County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Marietta to Greenville, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 403 miles [648.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,300 miles [10,138.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,003 miles [11,270.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,881 miles [7,855.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Greenville County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Greenville County: www.greenvillecounty.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Marietta) 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 Marietta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MariettaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marietta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0216, Longitude: -82.5026    
<2>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 Marietta 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.
<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 Marietta, 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 Marietta 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 311.185 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.629 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.216 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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