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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 Port Royal, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Port Royal 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 Port Royal:
    • 32.384470, -80.691690
    • 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 Port Royal
  • 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 Port Royal ...

We found twelve communities that share the name Port Royal.

Within South Carolina, the name Port Royal is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, nine are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Hale County
      • This Port Royal is located in Hale County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<1> to the west of the Port Royal that is located in Beaufort County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hale County community of Port Royal.
    • Florida
      • Collier County
      • This Port Royal is located in Collier County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km]<1> to the south of the Port Royal that is located in Beaufort County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collier County community of Port Royal.
    • Georgia
      • Bryan County
      • This Port Royal is located in Bryan County and lies 48 miles [77.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Port Royal that is located in Beaufort County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bryan County community of Port Royal.
    • Kentucky
      • Henry County
      • This Port Royal is located in Henry County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Port Royal that is located in Beaufort County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Port Royal.
    • Missouri
      • Franklin County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Port Royal [Franklin County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Port Royal lies 1,738 miles [2,797 km]<1> to the northeast of the Port Royal that is located in Beaufort County.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Port Royal lies 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Port Royal that is located in Beaufort County.
    • Ontario
      • This Port Royal lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<1> to the north of the Port Royal that is located in Beaufort County.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Juniata County
      • This Port Royal is located in Juniata County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Port Royal that is located in Beaufort County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juniata County community of Port Royal.
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Port Royal is located in Westmoreland County and lies 539 miles [867.4 km] to the north of the Port Royal that is located in Beaufort County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Port Royal.
    • Tennessee
      • Montgomery County
      • This Port Royal is located in Montgomery County and lies 466 miles [750 km]<1> to the northwest of the Port Royal that is located in Beaufort County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Port Royal.
    • Virginia
      • Caroline County
      • This Port Royal is located in Caroline County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Port Royal that is located in Beaufort County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Port Royal.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Port Royal ...

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.

  • Forest Fields
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Fields have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Fields
    • Forest Fields is located in Beaufort County
  • Gay Oaks
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gay Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay Oaks
    • Gay Oaks is located in Beaufort County
  • Green Pond
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Pond
    • Green Pond is located in Beaufort County
  • Hazel Farm
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel Farm
    • Hazel Farm is located in Beaufort County
  • Mariners Watch
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mariners Watch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mariners Watch
    • Mariners Watch is located in Beaufort County
  • Mink Point Plantation
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mink Point Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mink Point Plantation
    • Mink Point Plantation is located in Beaufort County
  • Orange Grove
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
    • Orange Grove is located in Beaufort County
  • Red Oak
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Oak
    • Red Oak is located in Beaufort County
  • Riverwind
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverwind have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverwind
    • Riverwind is located in Beaufort County
  • Shell Point
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Point
    • Shell Point is located in Beaufort County
  • Shell Point park
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Point park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Point park
    • Shell Point park is located in Beaufort County
  • Tanglewood
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
    • Tanglewood is located in Beaufort County

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

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

  • Beaufort, which is the Seat of Beaufort County, lies just to the North.
  • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Port Royal to Columbia, with an average speed<4>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 494 miles [795 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,340 miles [10,203.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,025 miles [11,305.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,912 miles [7,905.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

The official website for Port Royal: www.portroyal.org/

The official website for Beaufort County: www.co.beaufort.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Royal) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Royal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3845, Longitude: -80.6917    
<2>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 Port Royal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Port Royal 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 310.10 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.004 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.25 degrees.









 

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