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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 Perry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Perry 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 Perry:
    • 33.626897, -81.311998
    • 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 Perry
  • 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 Perry ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Perry.

Within South Carolina, the name Perry is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 38 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 38 communities, 37 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Perry County
      • This Perry is located in Perry County and lies 661 miles [1,063.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Perry.
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Perry is located in Los Angeles County and lies 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km]<1> to the west of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Perry.
      • Santa Clara County
      • This Perry is located in Santa Clara County and lies 2,269 miles [3,651.6 km] to the west northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Clara County community of Perry.
    • Florida
      • Taylor County
      • This Perry is located in Taylor County and lies 276 miles [444.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Perry.
    • Georgia
      • Houston County
      • This Perry is located in Houston County and lies 161 miles [259.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Perry.
    • Illinois
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Perry [Jackson County].
      • Pike County
      • This Perry is located in Pike County and lies 672 miles [1,081.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Perry.
    • Iowa
      • Dallas County
      • This Perry is located in Dallas County and lies 897 miles [1,443.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Perry.
    • Kansas
      • Atchison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Perry [Atchison County].
      • Jefferson County
      • This Perry is located in Jefferson County and lies 867 miles [1,395.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Perry.
    • Kentucky
      • Jessamine County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Perry [Jessamine County].
    • Louisiana
      • Vermilion Parish
      • This Perry is located in Vermilion Parish and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermilion Parish community of Perry.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Perry [Aroostook County].
      • Washington County
      • This Perry is located in Washington County and lies 1,088 miles [1,751 km]<1> to the northeast of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Perry.
    • Michigan
      • Shiawassee County
      • This Perry is located in Shiawassee County and lies 654 miles [1,052.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shiawassee County community of Perry.
    • Mississippi
      • Stone County
      • This Perry is located in Stone County and lies 499 miles [803.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stone County community of Perry.
    • Missouri
      • Ralls County
      • This Perry is located in Ralls County and lies 699 miles [1,124.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ralls County community of Perry.
    • Nebraska
      • Red Willow County
      • This Perry is located in Red Willow County and lies 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Red Willow County community of Perry.
    • New Mexico
      • San Juan County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in San Juan County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Juan County community of Perry.
    • New York
      • Wyoming County
      • This Perry is located in Wyoming County and lies 652 miles [1,049.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming County community of Perry.
    • North Carolina
      • Gaston County
      • This Perry is located in Gaston County and lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<1> to the north of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gaston County community of Perry.
    • North Dakota
      • Sargent County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Perry [Sargent County].
    • Ohio
      • Lake County
      • This Perry is located in Lake County and lies 561 miles [902.8 km]<1> to the north of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Perry.
      • Perry County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Perry County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Perry.
    • Oklahoma
      • Noble County
      • This Perry is located in Noble County and lies 922 miles [1,483.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Noble County community of Perry.
    • Ontario
      • This Perry lies 999 miles [1,607.7 km]<1> to the north of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
    • Oregon
      • Union County
      • This Perry is located in Union County and lies 2,101 miles [3,381.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Perry.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Perry [Berks County].
      • Forest County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Perry [Forest County].
    • South Dakota
      • Lawrence County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Perry [Lawrence County].
    • Tennessee
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Perry [Madison County].
    • Texas
      • Falls County
      • This Perry is located in Falls County and lies 920 miles [1,480.6 km]<1> to the west of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Falls County community of Perry.
    • Utah
      • Box Elder County
      • This Perry is located in Box Elder County and lies 1,756 miles [2,826 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Box Elder County community of Perry.
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Perry is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,741 miles [2,801.9 km] to the west northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Perry.
    • Vermont
      • Caledonia County
      • This Perry is located in Caledonia County and lies 908 miles [1,461.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caledonia County community of Perry.
    • Washington
      • Columbia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Perry [Columbia County].
      • Franklin County
      • This Perry is located in Franklin County and lies 2,120 miles [3,411.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Perry.
    • West Virginia
      • Hardy County
      • This Perry is located in Hardy County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Perry that is located in Aiken County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardy County community of Perry.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Perry ...

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.

  • Barefoot [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barefoot
    • Barefoot [Aiken County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Perry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barefoot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barefoot
  • Berlin [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [Aiken County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Perry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
  • Boiling Spring [Orangeburg County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Spring
    • Boiling Spring [Orangeburg County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Perry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Foxtown [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxtown
    • Foxtown [Aiken County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Perry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxtown
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Healing Springs [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healing Springs
      • Healing Springs [Barnwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Perry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Healing Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healing Springs
    • Jones Crossroads [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossroads
      • Jones Crossroads [Aiken County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Perry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossroads
    • New Holland [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Holland
      • New Holland [Aiken County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Perry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Holland
    • Oak Grove [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Aiken County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Perry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Sharpes Hill [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpes Hill
      • Sharpes Hill [Lexington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Perry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharpes Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpes Hill
    • Spring Branch [Aiken County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Branch
      • Spring Branch [Aiken County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Perry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thor [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thor
      • Thor [Lexington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Perry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thor

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 Perry. 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 ...
    • Fern Andra     (Actress, writer, producer, director)
      • Born: Vernal Edna Andrews
      • Actress, writer, producer, director. She was born in Watseka (IL) on October 24, 1893 (a Tueday) and died in Aiken (SC) on February 18, 1974 (a Monday) at the age of 80. She is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Aiken is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Perry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fern Andra<5>
    • Samuel Pierpont Langley     (Aviation pioneer)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Aiken, which is the Seat of Aiken County and lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Perry to Aiken, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 434 miles [698.5 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,312 miles [10,158.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,005 miles [11,273.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,887 miles [7,864.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Aiken County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Aiken County: www.aikencounty.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Perry) 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 Perry. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PerryOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6269, Longitude: -81.3120    
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Perry 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.
<3>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 Perry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Perry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.474 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.612 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.14 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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