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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 Spartanburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spartanburg 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 Spartanburg:
    • 34.951497, -81.932661
    • 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 Spartanburg
  • 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 Spartanburg ...

We have found two communities that share the name Spartanburg.

Within South Carolina, the name Spartanburg is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Randolph County
      • This Spartanburg is located in Randolph County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Spartanburg that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spartanburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Spartanburg.
    • Kansas
      • Spartanburg #
      • 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 Kansas community of Spartanburg.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spartanburg ...

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 southwest of Spartanburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot
  • Cold Spring [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Cypress Creek [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek
    • Cypress Creek [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Creek
  • Fairforest [Spartanburg County]
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    • Farmfields [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmfields
      • Farmfields [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmfields have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmfields
    • Ferndale [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
      • Ferndale [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
    • Forest Park [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
      • Forest Park [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • 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
    • Hartwell Courts [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartwell Courts
      • Hartwell Courts [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartwell Courts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartwell Courts
    • Hidden Hills [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Hills
      • Hidden Hills [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidden Hills
    • Hillcrest [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Hilltop [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
      • Hilltop [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hub City Courts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Oak
    • Meadow Spring [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Spring
      • Meadow Spring [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Spring
    • Oak Creek [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Creek
      • Oak Creek [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Creek
    • Park Hills [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Hills
      • Park Hills [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Hills
    • Peachtree Gardens [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachtree Gardens
      • Peachtree Gardens [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachtree Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachtree Gardens
    • Pebblebrook [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebblebrook
      • Pebblebrook [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pebblebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebblebrook
    • Quail Hollow [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Hollow
      • Quail Hollow [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Spartanburg
      • 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
    • Raintree [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree
      • Raintree [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
    • Summerhill [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerhill
      • Summerhill [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerhill
    • Woodwind [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodwind
      • Woodwind [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodwind have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodwind
    • Zion Hill [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Hill
      • Zion Hill [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Hill

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 Spartanburg. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Spartanburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<5>
    • Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Laurens (SC) on February 12, 1900 (a Monday) and died in Spartanburg on October 12, 1974 (a Saturday) at the age of 74.
      • Laurens is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the south of Spartanburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<5>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Spartanburg.
      • Rutherfordton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Spartanburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess<5>
    • Tommy Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg on November 9, 1949 (a Wednesday) and died in Spartanburg on April 28, 1980 (a Monday) at the age of 30. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<5>
    • Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg 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).
      • Moore is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Spartanburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<5>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
    • 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 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 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Spartanburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<5>
    • Eddie Jackson     (Singer)
    • James R. Packard     (Race car driver)
    • Donald Wesley Reno     (Musician)
    • Ellas Broadus Robertson     (Author)

How Far From Spartanburg 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 city such as Spartanburg to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 83 miles [133.6 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Spartanburg 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 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 383 miles [616.4 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,279 miles [10,105.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,980 miles [11,233.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,859 miles [7,819.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spartanburg: www.cityofspartanburg.org/

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 'straight-line' (or 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- Spartanburg) 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 Spartanburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpartanburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spartanburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9515, Longitude: -81.9327    
<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 Spartanburg 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>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 Spartanburg 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 310.852 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.236 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.01 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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