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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 Pleasant, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pleasant 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 Pleasant:
    • 34.185706, -81.042868
    • 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 Pleasant
  • 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 Pleasant ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Pleasant.

Within South Carolina, the name Pleasant is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Rio Grande County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Pleasant [Rio Grande County].
    • Indiana
      • Switzerland County
      • This Pleasant is located in Switzerland County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Pleasant that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Switzerland County community of Pleasant.
    • Kentucky
      • Martin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Pleasant [Martin County].
    • New Mexico
      • Union County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Union County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Pleasant.
    • North Carolina
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Pleasant [Lincoln County].
    • Tennessee
      • Claiborne County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Pleasant [Claiborne County].
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Pleasant is located in Davis County and lies 1,740 miles [2,800.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Pleasant that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Pleasant.
    • Washington
      • Klickitat County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Pleasant [Klickitat County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pleasant ...

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.

  • Boney [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boney
    • Boney [Richland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Pleasant
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boney have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boney
  • Bookman [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bookman
    • Bookman [Richland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Pleasant
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bookman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bookman
  • Cedar Creek [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Pleasant
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
  • Crane Forest [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Forest
    • Crane Forest [Richland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Pleasant
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Forest
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    • Evergreen Park [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen Park
      • Evergreen Park [Richland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Pleasant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Park
    • Frost [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frost
      • Frost [Richland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Pleasant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frost have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frost
    • Green Acres [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Pleasant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Jennings [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
      • Jennings [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Pleasant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
    • Lever [Richland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lever
      • Lever [Richland County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Pleasant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lever have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Littleton [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Richland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Pleasant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
    • Lost Creek [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Richland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Pleasant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
    • Meadow Lake [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
      • Meadow Lake [Richland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Pleasant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lake
    • Rockgate [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockgate
      • Rockgate [Richland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Pleasant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockgate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockgate
    • Sharp [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharp
      • Sharp [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Pleasant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharp have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharp

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 Pleasant. 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.

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    • Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (SC) on October 2, 1974 (a Wednesday) and died in Columbia (SC) on February 17, 2011 (a Thursday) at the age of 36. He is buried at Leevy Cemetery (Richland County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Pleasant.
      • Columbia is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Pleasant.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<5>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
    • Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Camden (SC) on December 13, 1923 (a Thursday) and died in Montclair (NJ) on June 18, 2003 (a Wednesday) at the age of 79. The body was cremated.
      • Camden is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Pleasant.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<5>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Clifton Alexander Hawkins
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (WV) on July 2, 1937 (a Friday) and died in Columbia (SC) on September 12, 2017 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Pleasant.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<5>
    • LaMarr Hoyt     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Columbia (SC) on January 1, 1955 (a Saturday) and died on November 29, 2021 (a Monday) at the age of 66. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Pleasant.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LaMarr Hoyt<5>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
    • Lee Young     (Actor)
      • Full name: Lee Thompson Young
      • Actor. He was born in Columbia (SC) on February 1, 1984 (a Wednesday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on August 19, 2013 (a Monday) at the age of 29. He is buried at Lakeview Memory Gardens (York County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Pleasant.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Pleasant once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Pleasant and extending to:

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    • Columbia, which is the Seat of Richland County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Pleasant to Columbia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south (S). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 393 miles [632.5 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 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,275 miles [10,098.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,970 miles [11,217.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,851 miles [7,806.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Richland County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Richland County: www.richlandonline.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Pleasant 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.
<2>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- Pleasant) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1857, Longitude: -81.0429       In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Pleasant, 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 Pleasant 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 310.33 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.526 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.883 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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