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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 Okatie, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Okatie 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 Okatie:
    • 32.297526, -80.951067
    • 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 Okatie
  • 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 Okatie ...

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.

  • Cherry Point Landing [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Point Landing
    • Cherry Point Landing [Beaufort County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Okatie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Point Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Point Landing
  • Cook Landing [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cook Landing
    • Cook Landing [Jasper County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Okatie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Landing
  • Copp Landing [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copp Landing
    • Copp Landing [Beaufort County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Okatie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copp Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copp Landing
  • Good Hope Landing [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope Landing
    • Good Hope Landing [Jasper County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Okatie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope Landing
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    • Horse Landing [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Landing
      • Horse Landing [Beaufort County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Okatie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Landing
    • Jasper [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
      • Jasper [Jasper County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Okatie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Limehouse [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limehouse
      • Limehouse [Jasper County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Okatie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limehouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limehouse
    • Mill Stone Landing [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Stone Landing
      • Mill Stone Landing [Jasper County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Okatie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Stone Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Stone Landing
    • Switzerland [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Switzerland
      • Switzerland [Jasper County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Okatie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Switzerland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Switzerland

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 Okatie. 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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    • 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).
      • Bluffton is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Okatie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<3>
    • Conrad Aiken     (Author, editor)
      • Author, editor. He was born in Savannah (GA) on August 5, 1889 (a Monday) and died in Savannah (GA) on August 17, 1973 (a Friday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Okatie.
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Okatie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conrad Aiken<3>
    • Joseph William 'Smokin Joe' Frazier     (Professional boxer, Olympic Gold Medalist)
    • Connie Haines     (Singer, Actress)
      • Singer, Actress. She was born in Savannah (GA) on January 20, 1921 (a Thursday) and died in Clearwater Beach (FL) on September 22, 2008 (a Monday) at the age of 87.
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Okatie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connie Haines<3>
    • Eugene 'Claude' Harmon, Sr.     (Professional golf)
    • Dr. John Edwards Holbrook     (Zoologist, hepretologist, physician, author)
      • Zoologist, hepretologist, physician, author. He was born in Beaufort (SC) on December 31, 1794 (a Wednesday) and died in Norfolk (MA) on September 8, 1871 (a Friday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Beaufort is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Okatie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. John Edwards Holbrook<3>
    • Jack Leigh     (Photographer)
      • Photographer. He was born in Savannah (GA) on November 8, 1948 (a Monday) and died in Savannah (GA) on May 18, 2004 (a Tueday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Okatie.
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Okatie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Leigh<3>
    • Johnny Mercer     (Songwriter, lyricist)
      • Born: John Herndon Mercer
      • Songwriter, lyricist. He was born in Savannah (GA) on November 18, 1909 (a Thursday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on June 25, 1976 (a Friday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Okatie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Mercer<3>
    • James McLane Moody     (Musician)
    • James Neill     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Savannah (GA) on September 29, 1860 (a Saturday) and died in Glendale (CA) on March 16, 1931 (a Monday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Okatie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Neill<3>
    • Joseph 'King' Oliver     (Musician)
    • Ellen Wilson     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) - she died before the end of Wilson's Presidency)
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921) - she died before the end of Wilson's Presidency. She was born in Savannah (GA) on May 15, 1860 (a Tueday) and died in Washington, DC on August 6, 1914 (a Thursday) at the age of 54. She is buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Savannah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Okatie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellen Wilson<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Beaufort, which is the Seat of Beaufort County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Okatie to Beaufort, with an average speed<4> 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 five to six hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the north (N). 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 505 miles [812.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,355 miles [10,227.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,041 miles [11,331.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,927 miles [7,929.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Beaufort County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Beaufort County: www.co.beaufort.sc.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Okatie) 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 Okatie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OkatieOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Okatie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2975, Longitude: -80.9511    
<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 Okatie 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 310.241 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.155 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.366 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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