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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 Millwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Millwood 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 Millwood:
    • 33.912935, -80.378970
    • 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 Millwood
  • 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 Millwood ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Millwood.

There are five communities within South Carolina that are also named Millwood.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 26 communities, 29 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Abbeville County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Millwood [Abbeville County].
    • Charleston County
      • This Millwood is located in Charleston County and lies 82 miles [132 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Millwood.
    • Dorchester County
      • This Millwood is located in Dorchester County and lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<2> to the south of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dorchester County community of Millwood.
    • Richland County
      • This Millwood is located in Richland County and lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the west of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Millwood.
    • Williamsburg County
      • This Millwood is located in Williamsburg County and lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamsburg County community of Millwood.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Hale County
      • This Millwood is located in Hale County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km]<2> to the west of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hale County community of Millwood.
    • Arkansas
      • Little River County
      • This Millwood is located in Little River County and lies 780 miles [1,255.3 km]<2> to the west of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Little River County community of Millwood.
    • California
      • Inyo County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Inyo County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Inyo County community of Millwood.
    • Colorado
      • Montezuma County
      • This Millwood is located in Montezuma County and lies 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montezuma County community of Millwood.
    • Florida
      • Marion County
      • This Millwood is located in Marion County and lies 330 miles [531.1 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Millwood.
    • Georgia
      • Ware County
      • This Millwood is located in Ware County and lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<2> to the southwest of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ware County community of Millwood.
    • Indiana
      • Kosciusko County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Millwood [Kosciusko County].
    • Kansas
      • Leavenworth County
      • This Millwood is located in Leavenworth County and lies 898 miles [1,445.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leavenworth County community of Millwood.
    • Kentucky
      • Grayson County
      • This Millwood is located in Grayson County and lies 416 miles [669.5 km]<2> to the northwest of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grayson County community of Millwood.
    • Manitoba
      • This Millwood lies 1,568 miles [2,523.5 km]<2> to the northwest of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Millwood is located in Carroll County and lies 442 miles [711.3 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Millwood.
      • Harford County
      • This Millwood is located in Harford County and lies 444 miles [714.5 km] to the north northeast of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Millwood.
      • Prince George's County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Millwood [Prince George's County].
    • Missouri
      • Lincoln County
      • This Millwood is located in Lincoln County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Millwood.
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • This Millwood is located in Westchester County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Millwood.
    • North Carolina
      • Chatham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Millwood [Chatham County].
      • Rutherford 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 North Carolina community of Millwood [Rutherford County].
    • Ohio
      • Knox County
      • This Millwood is located in Knox County and lies 459 miles [738.7 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Millwood.
    • Ontario
      • This Millwood lies 974 miles [1,567.5 km]<2> to the north of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
    • Oregon
      • Douglas County
      • This Millwood is located in Douglas County and lies 2,389 miles [3,844.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Millwood.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Millwood is located in Westmoreland County and lies 448 miles [721 km]<2> to the north of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Millwood.
    • Texas
      • Collin County
      • This Millwood is located in Collin County and lies 925 miles [1,488.6 km]<2> to the west of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collin County community of Millwood.
    • Virginia
      • Clarke County
      • This Millwood is located in Clarke County and lies 379 miles [609.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Millwood.
      • Gloucester County
      • This Millwood is located in Gloucester County and lies 320 miles [515 km] to the northeast of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Millwood.
    • Washington
      • Spokane County
      • This Millwood is located in Spokane County and lies 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spokane County community of Millwood.
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson County
      • This Millwood is located in Jackson County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Millwood that is located in Sumter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Millwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Millwood ...

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.

  • Burns Down [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns Down
    • Burns Down [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Millwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burns Down have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns Down
  • Edgewater [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Millwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater
  • Flowers Heights [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowers Heights
    • Flowers Heights [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Millwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowers Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowers Heights
  • Iris Heights [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iris Heights
    • Iris Heights [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Millwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iris Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iris Heights
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kingman Heights [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingman Heights
      • Kingman Heights [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Millwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingman Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingman Heights
    • Rainbow Falls [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Falls
      • Rainbow Falls [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Millwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow Falls
    • Shady Grove [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Millwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Summer View [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer View
      • Summer View [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Millwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer View
    • Twin Lakes [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Millwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Winter Park [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winter Park
      • Winter Park [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Millwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winter Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Park

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 Millwood. 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 ...
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Millwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<5>
    • Althea Gibson     (Professional tennis)
      • Professional tennis. She was born in Silver (SC) on August 25, 1927 (a Thursday) and died on September 28, 2003 (a Sunday) at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Silver is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Millwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Althea Gibson<5>
    • 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 on December 29, 1877 (a Saturday) at the age of 59.
      • Wedgefield is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Millwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sumter, which is the Seat of Sumter County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Millwood to Columbia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 391 miles [629.3 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 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> 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).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,950 miles [11,184.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,833 miles [7,778 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Sumter County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sumter County: www.sumtercountysc.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Millwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Millwood) 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 Millwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MillwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9129, Longitude: -80.3790       In this case, the coordinates for Millwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Millwood 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.
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Millwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.951 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.052 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.711 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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