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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 Sandy Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs:
    • 34.595407, -82.749700
    • 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 Sandy Springs
  • 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 Sandy Springs ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Sandy Springs.

There is one other community in South Carolina which is also named Sandy Springs.

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

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Kershaw County
      • This Sandy Springs is located in Kershaw County and lies 123 miles [197.9 km]<1> to the east of the Sandy Springs that is located in Anderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kershaw County community of Sandy Springs.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This Sandy Springs is located in Cherokee County and lies 160 miles [257.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sandy Springs that is located in Anderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Sandy Springs.
    • Arkansas
      • Grant County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Sandy Springs [Grant County].
    • Georgia
      • Fulton County
      • This Sandy Springs is located in Fulton County and lies 103 miles [165.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sandy Springs that is located in Anderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Sandy Springs.
    • Mississippi
      • Itawamba County
      • This Sandy Springs is located in Itawamba County and lies 320 miles [515 km]<1> to the west of the Sandy Springs that is located in Anderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Itawamba County community of Sandy Springs.
    • North Carolina
      • Polk County
      • This Sandy Springs is located in Polk County and lies 60 miles [96.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sandy Springs that is located in Anderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Sandy Springs.
      • Wayne County
      • This Sandy Springs is located in Wayne County and lies 276 miles [444.2 km] to the east of the Sandy Springs that is located in Anderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Sandy Springs.
    • Ohio
      • Adams County
      • This Sandy Springs is located in Adams County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km]<1> to the north of the Sandy Springs that is located in Anderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Sandy Springs.
    • Tennessee
      • Robertson County
      • This Sandy Springs is located in Robertson County and lies 271 miles [436.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sandy Springs that is located in Anderson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robertson County community of Sandy Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sandy Springs ...

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.

  • Cedarwood [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarwood
    • Cedarwood [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarwood
  • Centerville [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Clearview [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
    • Clearview [Anderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
  • Five Forks [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sandy Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
  • Continue List   (24 more) ...
    • Forest Park [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
      • Forest Park [Anderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
    • Green Forest [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Forest
      • Green Forest [Anderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Forest
    • Harpers Ridge [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Ridge
      • Harpers Ridge [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpers Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Ridge
    • Harris Ferry [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Ferry
      • Harris Ferry [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Ferry
    • Heritage Trace [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Trace
      • Heritage Trace [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Trace
    • Hidden Lake [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Lake
      • Hidden Lake [Anderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Lake
    • Hill and Dale [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill and Dale
      • Hill and Dale [Anderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill and Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill and Dale
    • Hunters Trail [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Trail
      • Hunters Trail [Anderson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Trail
    • Indian Hills [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Kings Court [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Court
      • Kings Court [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Court have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Court
    • Leisure Village [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure Village
      • Leisure Village [Anderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure Village
    • Masons Cross Road [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masons Cross Road
      • Masons Cross Road [Anderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masons Cross Road have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masons Cross Road
    • New Light [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Light
      • New Light [Anderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Light have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Light
    • Quail Creek [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Creek
      • Quail Creek [Anderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Creek
    • Quail Hollow [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Hollow
    • Regency Park [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regency Park
      • Regency Park [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regency Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regency Park
    • Regency Woods [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regency Woods
      • Regency Woods [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regency Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regency Woods
    • Shadow Wood [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow Wood
      • Shadow Wood [Anderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow Wood
    • Spring Park [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Park
      • Spring Park [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Park
    • Stonehaven [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonehaven
      • Stonehaven [Anderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonehaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonehaven
    • Summer Place [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Place
      • Summer Place [Anderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Place
    • Sweet Gum Trail [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Gum Trail
      • Sweet Gum Trail [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Gum Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Gum Trail
    • Twin Lakes [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Anderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Welcome [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome
      • Welcome [Anderson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sandy Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welcome have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome

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 Sandy Springs. 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Sandy Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<4>
    • Chadwick Aaron Boseman     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Anderson (SC) on November 29, 1976 (a Monday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on August 28, 2020 (a Friday) at the age of 43.
      • Anderson is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Sandy Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chadwick Aaron Boseman<4>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (PA) on November 30, 1906 (a Friday) and died in Greenville (SC) on February 27, 1977 (a Sunday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Greenville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Sandy Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<4>
    • James B. Davis     (Singer)
    • Ellas Broadus Robertson     (Author)
    • Charles Isham 'C.I.' Taylor     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Mack McBee Williams     (Actor)

How Far From Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Anderson, which is the Seat of Anderson County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 106 miles [170.6 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Sandy Springs to Columbia, with an average speed<5>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 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 433 miles [696.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,330 miles [10,187.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,032 miles [11,316.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,910 miles [7,901.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Anderson County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Anderson County: www.andersoncountysc.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sandy Springs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sandy Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sandy SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5954, Longitude: -82.7497    
<2>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 Sandy Springs 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.
<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>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 Sandy Springs 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 311.321 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.725 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.429 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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