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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 Southern Shops, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Southern Shops 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 Southern Shops:
    • 34.986807, -81.996223
    • 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 Southern Shops
  • 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 Southern Shops ...

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.

  • Camelot [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Southern Shops
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot
  • Chestnut Lake [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Lake
    • Chestnut Lake [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Southern Shops
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Lake
  • Fairforest [Spartanburg County]
  • Ferndale [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
    • Ferndale [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Southern Shops
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
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    • Forest Park [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
      • Forest Park [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
    • Hickory Hills [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Hilltop [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
      • Hilltop [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
    • Hub City Courts [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hub City Courts
      • Hub City Courts [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hub City Courts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hub City Courts
    • Lone Oak [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Oak
      • Lone Oak [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Oak
    • Mountainbrook [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainbrook
      • Mountainbrook [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountainbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainbrook
    • Peachtree Gardens [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachtree Gardens
      • Peachtree Gardens [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachtree Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachtree Gardens
    • Pinnacle Heights [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinnacle Heights
      • Pinnacle Heights [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinnacle Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinnacle Heights
    • Quail Ridge [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Ridge
      • Quail Ridge [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Ridge
    • Stone Creek [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Creek
      • Stone Creek [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Creek
    • Summerhill [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerhill
      • Summerhill [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerhill
    • Willow Wood [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Wood
      • Willow Wood [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Southern Shops
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Wood

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 Southern Shops. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Southern Shops.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<4>
    • Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Laurens (SC) on February 12, 1900 (a Monday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on October 12, 1974 (a Saturday) at the age of 74.
      • Laurens is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the south of Southern Shops.
      • Spartanburg is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Southern Shops.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<4>
    • Edward Jones Borom     (Major League Baseball)
    • Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Caroleen (NC) on February 6, 1927 (a Sunday) and died in Rutherfordton (NC) on September 15, 1991 (a Sunday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Rutherford County, North Carolina).
      • Caroleen is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Southern Shops.
      • Rutherfordton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Southern Shops.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess<4>
    • Tommy Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (SC) on November 9, 1949 (a Wednesday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on April 28, 1980 (a Monday) at the age of 30. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Southern Shops.
      • Spartanburg is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Southern Shops.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<4>
    • Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (SC) on November 13, 1947 (a Thursday) and died in Moore (SC) on February 25, 1993 (a Thursday) at the age of 45. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Southern Shops.
      • Moore is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Southern Shops.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Southern Shops.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<4>
    • James B. Davis     (Singer)
    • Art Fowler     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Converse (SC) on July 3, 1922 (a Monday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on January 29, 2007 (a Monday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Converse is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Southern Shops.
      • Spartanburg is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Southern Shops.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<4>
    • Eddie Jackson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Forest City (NC) on September 4, 1946 (a Wednesday) and died in Philadelphia (PA) on May 3, 2010 (a Monday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Forest City is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Southern Shops.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Jackson<4>
    • James R. Packard     (Race car driver)
    • Donald Wesley Reno     (Musician)
    • Ellas Broadus Robertson     (Author)

How Far From Southern Shops 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 Southern Shops to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Spartanburg, which is the Seat of Spartanburg County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 87 miles [140 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Southern Shops 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 384 miles [618 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,280 miles [10,106.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,981 miles [11,234.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,860 miles [7,821.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Spartanburg County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Spartanburg County: www.co.spartanburg.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 '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- Southern Shops) 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 Southern Shops. 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 Southern ShopsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Shops. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9868, Longitude: -81.9962    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Southern Shops 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 310.889 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.284 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.025 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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