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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 McBee, we use the following websites to find information relevant to McBee 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 McBee:
    • 34.468750, -80.256104
    • 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 McBee
  • 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 McBee ...

We have found two communities that share the name McBee.

Within South Carolina, the name McBee is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pickens 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 Alabama community of McBee [Pickens County].
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • This McBee is located in Umatilla County and lies 2,157 miles [3,471.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the McBee that is located in Chesterfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBee
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Umatilla County community of McBee.

Curious and Interesting Names Near McBee ...

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.

  • Big Springs [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Springs
    • Big Springs [Chesterfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of McBee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Springs
  • Clyde [Darlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Darlington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of McBee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Green Hill [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hill
    • Green Hill [Chesterfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of McBee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill
  • Junction [Chesterfield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
    • Junction [Chesterfield County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of McBee
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of McBee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Tabernacle [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabernacle
      • Tabernacle [Chesterfield County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of McBee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tabernacle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tillers Ferry [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillers Ferry
      • Tillers Ferry [Kershaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of McBee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillers Ferry
    • Tillersville [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillersville
      • Tillersville [Kershaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of McBee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillersville

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 McBee. 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 ...
    • Francis 'Scrapper' Blackwell     (Musician)
    • Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wadesboro (NC) on September 3, 1931 (a Thursday) and died in Cheraw (SC) on February 15, 2018 (a Thursday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens (Chesterfield County, South Carolina).
      • Wadesboro is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the north of McBee.
      • Cheraw is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of McBee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of McBee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chesterfield, which is the Seat of Chesterfield County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from McBee to Chesterfield, with an average speed<5> 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, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 353 miles [568.1 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,228 miles [10,023 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,922 miles [11,139.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,804 miles [7,731.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Carolina

About Chesterfield County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McBee. 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 McBee 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McBee) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for McBee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McBeeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in McBee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4688, Longitude: -80.2561    
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 McBee to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.884 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.056 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.502 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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