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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 Pawleys Island, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pawleys Island 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 Pawleys Island:
    • 33.432354, -79.121772
    • 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 Pawleys Island
  • 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 Pawleys Island ...

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.

  • Birds Nest [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birds Nest
    • Birds Nest [Georgetown County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Pawleys Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birds Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birds Nest
  • Blue Heron [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Heron
    • Blue Heron [Georgetown County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pawleys Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Heron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Heron
  • Captains Cove [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Captains Cove
    • Captains Cove [Georgetown County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pawleys Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Captains Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Captains Cove
  • Caring Cross Ferry [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caring Cross Ferry
    • Caring Cross Ferry [Georgetown County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Pawleys Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caring Cross Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caring Cross Ferry
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    • Chapel Creek [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Creek
      • Chapel Creek [Georgetown County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Pawleys Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Creek
    • Chapel Creek Villas [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Creek Villas
      • Chapel Creek Villas [Georgetown County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Pawleys Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Creek Villas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Creek Villas
    • Clambank [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clambank
      • Clambank [Georgetown County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Pawleys Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clambank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clambank
    • Gray Mans Cove [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Mans Cove
      • Gray Mans Cove [Georgetown County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Pawleys Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray Mans Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Mans Cove
    • Live Oaks [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Live Oaks
      • Live Oaks [Georgetown County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pawleys Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Live Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oaks
    • Marysville [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysville
      • Marysville [Georgetown County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Pawleys Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysville
    • Salt Marsh Cove [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Marsh Cove
      • Salt Marsh Cove [Georgetown County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Pawleys Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Marsh Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Marsh Cove
    • True Blue [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for True Blue
      • True Blue [Georgetown County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Pawleys Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for True Blue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on True Blue
    • Wayside Forest [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside Forest
      • Wayside Forest [Georgetown County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pawleys Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayside Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside Forest

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Georgetown, which is the Seat of Georgetown County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pawleys Island to Georgetown, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW). 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 394 miles [634.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,224 miles [10,016.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,909 miles [11,119 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,796 miles [7,718.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Georgetown County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Georgetown County: www.georgetowncountysc.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pawleys Island) 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 Pawleys Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pawleys IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pawleys Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4324, Longitude: -79.1218    
<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>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.
<4>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 Pawleys Island to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.246 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.174 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.39 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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