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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 Pickens, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pickens 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 Pickens:
    • 34.883718, -82.707507
    • 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 Pickens
  • 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 Pickens ...

We have found six communities that share the name Pickens.

Within South Carolina, the name Pickens is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Desha County
      • This Pickens is located in Desha County and lies 505 miles [812.7 km]<1> to the west of the Pickens that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Desha County community of Pickens.
      • White County
      • This Pickens is located in White County and lies 518 miles [833.6 km] to the west of the Pickens that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of Pickens.
    • Mississippi
      • Holmes County
      • This Pickens is located in Holmes County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Pickens that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holmes County community of Pickens.
    • Oklahoma
      • McCurtain County
      • This Pickens is located in McCurtain County and lies 699 miles [1,124.9 km]<1> to the west of the Pickens that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCurtain County community of Pickens.
    • Texas
      • Henderson County
      • This Pickens is located in Henderson County and lies 781 miles [1,256.9 km]<1> to the west of the Pickens that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Pickens.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • This Pickens is located in Randolph County and lies 294 miles [473.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Pickens that is located in Pickens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pickens ...

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.

  • Beverly [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Pickens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Cedar Rock [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
    • Cedar Rock [Pickens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock
  • Cherokee Forest [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Forest
    • Cherokee Forest [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Forest
  • Crow Creek [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Creek
    • Crow Creek [Pickens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Creek
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    • Holly Hill [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hill
      • Holly Hill [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hill
    • Liberty [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<3>
    • Marshall Heights [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Heights
      • Marshall Heights [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Heights
    • Pearidge [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearidge
      • Pearidge [Pickens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearidge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearidge
    • Pickensville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickensville
      • Pickensville [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickensville
    • Pleasant View [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Pickens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Prices Store [Pickens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prices Store
      • Prices Store [Pickens County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prices Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rosewood Heights [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewood Heights
      • Rosewood Heights [Pickens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewood Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood Heights
    • Shady Grove [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Terrapin Crossroads [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrapin Crossroads
      • Terrapin Crossroads [Pickens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrapin Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrapin Crossroads
    • Vista Heights [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista Heights
      • Vista Heights [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista Heights
    • Whispering Pines [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
      • Whispering Pines [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Pines

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 Pickens. 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Pickens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<4>
    • Chadwick Aaron Boseman     (Actor, producer)
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
    • James B. Davis     (Singer)
    • Randy Johnson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in San Antonio (TX) on June 17, 1944 (a Saturday) and died in Brevard (NC) on September 17, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery (DeWitt County, Texas).
      • Brevard is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Pickens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Randy Johnson<4>
    • Jackie 'Moms' Mabley     (Comedian)
    • George Mathews     (Actor)
      • Full name: George Joseph Mathews
      • Actor. He was born in New York (NY) on October 10, 1911 (a Tueday) and died in Caesars Head (SC) on November 7, 1984 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73.
      • Caesars Head is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Pickens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Mathews<4>
    • Ellas Broadus Robertson     (Author)
    • Charles Isham 'C.I.' Taylor     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Mack McBee Williams     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Pickens to Columbia, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 418 miles [672.7 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<6> 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).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,018 miles [11,294.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,896 miles [7,879.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pickens County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pickens: www.cityofpickens.com/Home.html

The official website for Pickens County: www.co.pickens.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pickens) 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 Pickens. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PickensOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8837, Longitude: -82.7075    
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Pickens 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 311.303 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.744 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.335 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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