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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 Saint Matthews, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saint Matthews 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 Saint Matthews:
    • 33.664375, -80.777202
    • 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 Saint Matthews
  • 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 Saint Matthews ...

We have found two communities that share the name Saint Matthews.

Within South Carolina, the name Saint Matthews is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Columbia County
      • This Saint Matthews is located in Columbia County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<1> to the west of the Saint Matthews that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Saint Matthews.
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Saint Matthews is located in Jefferson County and lies 417 miles [671.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Saint Matthews that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Saint Matthews.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Matthews ...

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.

  • Creekmoor [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekmoor
    • Creekmoor [Orangeburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekmoor
  • Greenfield [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Orangeburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
  • Highland [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland [Orangeburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
  • Hillview [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillview
    • Hillview [Orangeburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillview
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Hunter Hill [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Hill
      • Hunter Hill [Orangeburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Hill
    • Kingville [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingville
      • Kingville [Richland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingville
    • Lone Star [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
      • Lone Star [Calhoun County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star
    • Marshall Heights [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Heights
      • Marshall Heights [Orangeburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • 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
    • Pecanway Terrace [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecanway Terrace
      • Pecanway Terrace [Orangeburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecanway Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecanway Terrace
    • Pine Tops [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Tops
      • Pine Tops [Orangeburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Tops have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Tops
    • Rosewood [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewood
      • Rosewood [Orangeburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood
    • Spring Valley [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Orangeburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Tina [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tina
      • Tina [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tina
    • Turkey Hill [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Hill
      • Turkey Hill [Orangeburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Hill
    • Windy Hills [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Hills
      • Windy Hills [Orangeburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy Hills

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 Saint Matthews. 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 ...
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Saint Matthews.
      • Columbia is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Saint Matthews.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<3>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
    • Althea Gibson     (Professional tennis)
      • Professional tennis. She was born in Silver (SC) on August 25, 1927 (a Thursday) and died on September 28, 2003 (a Sunday) at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Silver is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Saint Matthews.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Althea Gibson<3>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Saint Matthews.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<3>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Saint Matthews.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LaMarr Hoyt<3>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
    • Angelica Van Buren     (Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of Martin Van Buren - since he was a widower, Angelica served as the de facto First Lady for the Van Buren Presidency (1837 - 1841). She was born in Wedgefield (SC) on February 13, 1818 (a Friday) and died in New York (NY) on December 29, 1877 (a Saturday) at the age of 59.
      • Wedgefield is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Saint Matthews.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<3>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Saint Matthews.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Saint Matthews to Columbia, with an average speed<4> 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 just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 416 miles [669.5 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 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,287 miles [10,117.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,978 miles [11,230 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,861 miles [7,823 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Calhoun County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Matthews) 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 Saint Matthews. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint MatthewsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Matthews. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6644, Longitude: -80.7772    
<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>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.
<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 Saint Matthews 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 310.172 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.271 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.93 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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