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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 South Sumter, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Sumter 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 South Sumter:
    • 33.905713, -80.346192
    • 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 South Sumter
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Sumter ...

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.

  • Burns Down [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns Down
    • Burns Down [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of South Sumter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burns Down have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns Down
  • Edgewater [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of South Sumter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater
  • Flowers Heights [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowers Heights
    • Flowers Heights [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of South Sumter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowers Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowers Heights
  • Green Acres [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of South Sumter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
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    • Greenwood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Iris Heights [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iris Heights
      • Iris Heights [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iris Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iris Heights
    • Kingman Heights [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingman Heights
      • Kingman Heights [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingman Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingman Heights
    • Mulberry [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Rainbow Falls [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Falls
      • Rainbow Falls [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow Falls
    • Richwood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
    • Shady Grove [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Sumter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Summer View [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer View
      • Summer View [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer View
    • Tiller Circle [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiller Circle
      • Tiller Circle [Sumter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiller Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiller Circle
    • Twin Lakes [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Walnut Hills [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hills
      • Walnut Hills [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hills
    • Winter Park [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winter Park
      • Winter Park [Sumter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of South Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winter Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Park

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 South Sumter. 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 ...
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of South Sumter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<3>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of South Sumter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Althea Gibson<3>
    • Robert N. 'Bobcat' Montgomery, Sr.     (Professional boxer)
    • 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 on December 29, 1877 (a Saturday) at the age of 59.
      • Wedgefield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of South Sumter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelica Van Buren<3>

How Far From South Sumter to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sumter, which is the Seat of Sumter County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from South Sumter to Columbia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 390 miles [627.6 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,257 miles [10,069.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,948 miles [11,181.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,831 miles [7,774.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within South Carolina

About Sumter County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sumter County: www.sumtercountysc.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Sumter) 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 South Sumter. 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 South SumterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Sumter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9057, Longitude: -80.3462       In this case, the coordinates for South Sumter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 South Sumter 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 309.932 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.029 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.701 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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