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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 Pelzer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pelzer 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 Pelzer:
    • 34.642113, -82.455737
    • 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 Pelzer
  • 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 Pelzer ...

We have found one communities that share the name Pelzer.

Within South Carolina, the name Pelzer is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, there is another community also named Pelzer in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Warrick County
      • This Pelzer is located in Warrick County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pelzer that is located in Anderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelzer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warrick County community of Pelzer.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pelzer ...

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.

  • Beaver Creek [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek [Anderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Pelzer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
  • Cheddar [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheddar
    • Cheddar [Anderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Pelzer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheddar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheddar
  • Elizabeth Heights [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Heights
    • Elizabeth Heights [Greenville County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Pelzer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Heights
  • Fern Creek [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern Creek
    • Fern Creek [Greenville County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Pelzer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Creek
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    • Fork Shoals [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Shoals
      • Fork Shoals [Greenville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Shoals
    • Friendship [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Anderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Golden Grove [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Grove
      • Golden Grove [Greenville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Grove
    • Idlewild [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewild
      • Idlewild [Greenville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idlewild have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewild
    • Lickville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lickville
      • Lickville [Greenville County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lickville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lickville
    • Moonville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moonville
      • Moonville [Greenville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moonville
    • Pecan Terrace [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Terrace
      • Pecan Terrace [Greenville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Terrace
    • Piercetown [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piercetown
      • Piercetown [Anderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piercetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piercetown
    • Pinecrest [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Anderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Powderville [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powderville
      • Powderville [Anderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powderville
    • Rockvale [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockvale
      • Rockvale [Greenville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockvale
    • Royal Oaks [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Oaks
      • Royal Oaks [Greenville County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pelzer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Oaks

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 Pelzer. 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 ...
    • Abigail 'Tommye' Adams     (Actress)
      • Born: Margaret Thomas Adams
      • Actress. She was born in Greenville (SC) on January 11, 1922 (a Wednesday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 13, 1955 (a Sunday) at the age of 33.
      • Greenville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Pelzer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<3>
    • Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Laurens (SC) on February 12, 1900 (a Monday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on October 12, 1974 (a Saturday) at the age of 74.
      • Laurens is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Pelzer.
      • Spartanburg is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the northeast of Pelzer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<3>
    • Chadwick Aaron Boseman     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Anderson (SC) on November 29, 1976 (a Monday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on August 28, 2020 (a Friday) at the age of 43.
      • Anderson is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Pelzer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chadwick Aaron Boseman<3>
    • Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (SC) on November 13, 1947 (a Thursday) and died in Moore (SC) on February 25, 1993 (a Thursday) at the age of 45. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the northeast of Pelzer.
      • Moore is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Pelzer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<3>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
    • Reverend Gary D. 'Blind Gary' Davis     (Musician)
    • James B. Davis     (Singer)
    • Ellas Broadus Robertson     (Author)
    • Charles Isham 'C.I.' Taylor     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Mack McBee Williams     (Actor)

How Far From Pelzer to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Pelzer to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Anderson, which is the Seat of Anderson County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pelzer to Anderson, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 419 miles [674.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,315 miles [10,163 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,016 miles [11,291.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,895 miles [7,877.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Anderson County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Anderson County: www.andersoncountysc.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- Pelzer) 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 Pelzer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PelzerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelzer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6421, Longitude: -82.4557    
<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 Pelzer 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 311.151 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.535 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.301 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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