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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 Orangeburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg:
    • 33.493287, -80.855466
    • 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 Orangeburg
  • 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 Orangeburg ...

We have found three communities that share the name Orangeburg.

Within South Carolina, the name Orangeburg is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Mason County
      • This Orangeburg is located in Mason County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Orangeburg that is located in Orangeburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Orangeburg.
    • New York
      • Rockland County
      • This Orangeburg is located in Rockland County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Orangeburg that is located in Orangeburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockland County community of Orangeburg.
    • Ohio
      • Preble 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 Ohio community of Orangeburg [Preble County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orangeburg ...

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.

  • Creekmoor [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekmoor
    • Creekmoor [Orangeburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekmoor
  • Haddock [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddock
    • Haddock [Orangeburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Orangeburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haddock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haddock
  • Highland [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland [Orangeburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
  • Hillview [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillview
    • Hillview [Orangeburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillview
  • Continue List   (12 more) ...
    • Hunter Hill [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Hill
      • Hunter Hill [Orangeburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Hill
    • Jones Terrace [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Terrace
      • Jones Terrace [Orangeburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Terrace
    • Marshall Heights [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Heights
      • Marshall Heights [Orangeburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Heights
    • Meadowridge [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowridge
      • Meadowridge [Orangeburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowridge
    • Orangewood [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangewood
      • Orangewood [Orangeburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orangewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangewood
    • Pecanway Terrace [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecanway Terrace
      • Pecanway Terrace [Orangeburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecanway Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecanway Terrace
    • Pine Needles [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Needles
      • Pine Needles [Orangeburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Needles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Needles
    • Quicktown [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quicktown
      • Quicktown [Orangeburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quicktown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quicktown
    • Rosewood [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewood
      • Rosewood [Orangeburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood
    • Spring Valley [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Orangeburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Turkey Hill [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Hill
      • Turkey Hill [Orangeburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Hill
    • Windy Hills [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Hills
      • Windy Hills [Orangeburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Orangeburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy Hills

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 Orangeburg. 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)
    • Jimmie Goodwin Coker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Holly Hill (SC) on March 28, 1936 (a Saturday) and died in Throckmorton (TX) on October 29, 1991 (a Tueday) at the age of 55.
      • Holly Hill is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Orangeburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Goodwin Coker<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Orangeburg to Columbia, with an average speed<5> 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 429 miles [690.4 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 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,298 miles [10,135.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,989 miles [11,247.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,872 miles [7,840.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Orangeburg County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Orangeburg: www.orangeburg.sc.us/

The official website for Orangeburg County: www.orangeburgcounty.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orangeburg) 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 Orangeburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OrangeburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orangeburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4933, Longitude: -80.8555    
<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 Orangeburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Orangeburg 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 310.214 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.294 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.007 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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