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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 Rains, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rains 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 Rains:
    • 34.097471, -79.315985
    • 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 Rains
  • 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 Rains ...

We have found three communities that share the name Rains.

Within South Carolina, the name Rains is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • DeKalb County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Rains [DeKalb County].
    • Nevada
      • Eureka County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Eureka County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eureka County community of Rains.
    • Utah
      • Carbon County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Carbon County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Rains.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rains ...

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.

  • Cartwheel Landing [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartwheel Landing
    • Cartwheel Landing [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Rains
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartwheel Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartwheel Landing
  • Dog Bluff Landing [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dog Bluff Landing
    • Dog Bluff Landing [Horry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Rains
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dog Bluff Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dog Bluff Landing
  • Friendship [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Rains
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Gapway [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gapway
    • Gapway [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Rains
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gapway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gapway
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Locust Tree Landing [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Tree Landing
      • Locust Tree Landing [Horry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Rains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Tree Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Tree Landing
    • Marion [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Rains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<4>
    • Pages [Horry County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pages
      • Pages [Horry County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Rains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pages have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pitch Landing [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pitch Landing
      • Pitch Landing [Horry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Rains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pitch Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pitch Landing
    • Polecat Landing [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polecat Landing
      • Polecat Landing [Horry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Rains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polecat Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polecat Landing
    • Red Hill [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Horry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Rains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Tabernacle [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabernacle
      • Tabernacle [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Rains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tabernacle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabernacle

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 Rains. 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 ...
    • Rufus R. 'Freight Train' Jones     (Professional wrestler)
    • Taft 'Taffy' Wright     (Major League Baseball)
      • Born: Taft Shedron Wright
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tabor City (NC) on August 10, 1911 (a Thursday) and died in Orlando (FL) on October 22, 1981 (a Thursday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Meadowbrook Cemetery (Robeson County, North Carolina).
      • Tabor City is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Rains.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Taft 'Taffy' Wright<5>

How Far From Rains to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marion, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 98 miles [157.7 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Rains to Columbia, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 354 miles [569.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 21 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,203 miles [9,982.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,892 miles [11,091.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,777 miles [7,687.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Marion County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.co.marion.sc.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rains, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rains) 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 Rains. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RainsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rains. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0975, Longitude: -79.3160    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Rains 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 309.354 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.394 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.261 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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