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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 Oakhurst, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oakhurst 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 Oakhurst:
    • 34.580151, -80.646739
    • 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 Oakhurst
  • 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 Oakhurst ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Oakhurst.

Within South Carolina, the name Oakhurst 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
      • Jefferson County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Jefferson County and lies 360 miles [579.4 km]<1> to the west of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Oakhurst.
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Maricopa County and lies 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km]<1> to the west of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maricopa County community of Oakhurst.
    • Arkansas
      • Dallas County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Oakhurst [Dallas County].
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Oakhurst [Fresno County].
      • Madera County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Madera County and lies 2,172 miles [3,495.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madera County community of Oakhurst.
    • Florida
      • Duval County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Duval County and lies 295 miles [474.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duval County community of Oakhurst.
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Hillsborough County and lies 466 miles [750 km] to the south southwest of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Oakhurst.
      • Pinellas County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Oakhurst [Pinellas County].
    • Georgia
      • Chatham County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Chatham County and lies 180 miles [289.7 km]<1> to the south of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Oakhurst.
      • DeKalb County
      • This Oakhurst is located in DeKalb County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km] to the west southwest of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Oakhurst.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Baltimore County and lies 404 miles [650.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Oakhurst.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Montgomery County and lies 373 miles [600.3 km] to the north northeast of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Oakhurst.
    • Michigan
      • Tuscola County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Tuscola County and lies 645 miles [1,038 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscola County community of Oakhurst.
    • New Jersey
      • Monmouth County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Monmouth County and lies 535 miles [861 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monmouth County community of Oakhurst.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the north of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Oakhurst.
      • Pitt County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Pitt County and lies 200 miles [321.9 km] to the east northeast of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Oakhurst.
    • Oklahoma
      • Tulsa County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Tulsa County and lies 873 miles [1,405 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulsa County community of Oakhurst.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cambria County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Cambria County and lies 409 miles [658.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Oakhurst.
    • Tennessee
      • Blount County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Blount County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Oakhurst.
      • Hamilton County
      • This Oakhurst is located in Hamilton County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km] to the west of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Oakhurst.
    • Texas
      • San Jacinto County
      • This Oakhurst is located in San Jacinto County and lies 892 miles [1,435.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Jacinto County community of Oakhurst.
    • Virginia
      • Petersburg City
      • This Oakhurst is located in Petersburg City and lies 257 miles [413.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Oakhurst that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Petersburg City community of Oakhurst.
      • Prince George 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 Virginia community of Oakhurst [Prince George County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakhurst ...

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.

  • Anvil Rock [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anvil Rock
    • Anvil Rock [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Oakhurst
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anvil Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anvil Rock
  • Coats Crossroad [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats Crossroad
    • Coats Crossroad [Kershaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Oakhurst
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coats Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats Crossroad
  • Flat Rock [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Kershaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oakhurst
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
  • Fork Hill Crossroads [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Hill Crossroads
    • Fork Hill Crossroads [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Oakhurst
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Hill Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Hill Crossroads
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Oakhurst
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heath Springs<5>
    • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oakhurst
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Plain [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Plain
      • Pleasant Plain [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Oakhurst
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Plain
    • Rich Hill Crossroads [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Hill Crossroads
      • Rich Hill Crossroads [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Oakhurst
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Hill Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Hill Crossroads
    • Robinson Crossroad [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson Crossroad
      • Robinson Crossroad [Kershaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Oakhurst
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Crossroad

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 Oakhurst. 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 ...
    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on April 12, 1936 (a Sunday) and died in Bluffton (SC) on June 14, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Lancaster is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Oakhurst.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<6>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Oakhurst.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<6>
    • Andrew Jackson     (7th President of the US (1829 - 1837))
      • 7th President of the US (1829 - 1837). He was born in Waxhaw (NC) on March 15, 1767 (a Sunday) and died in Hermitage (TN) on June 8, 1845 (a Sunday) at the age of 78.
      • Waxhaw is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Oakhurst.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson<6>
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Lancaster (SC) on June 12, 1912 (a Wednesday) and died on May 3, 1967 (a Wednesday) at the age of 54. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Lancaster is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Oakhurst.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nina Mae McKinney<6>
    • Aaron Andrew Robinson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on June 23, 1915 (a Wednesday) and died in Lancaster (SC) on March 9, 1966 (a Wednesday) at the age of 50.
      • Lancaster is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Oakhurst.
      • Lancaster is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Oakhurst.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aaron Andrew Robinson<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lancaster, which is the Seat of Lancaster County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Oakhurst to Lancaster, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 358 miles [576.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,240 miles [10,042.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,936 miles [11,162.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,817 miles [7,752.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancastercountysc.net/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oakhurst) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakhurst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5802, Longitude: -80.6467       In this case, the coordinates for Oakhurst have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Oakhurst, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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 Oakhurst 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>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 Oakhurst 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 310.107 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.328 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.618 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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