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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 Tatum, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tatum and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Tatum:
    • 34.643993, -79.586569
    • 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 Tatum
  • 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 Tatum ...

We have found six communities that share the name Tatum.

Within South Carolina, the name Tatum is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Sarasota County
      • This Tatum is located in Sarasota County and lies 532 miles [856.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Tatum that is located in Marlboro County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sarasota County community of Tatum.
    • Georgia
      • Dade County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Tatum [Dade County].
    • Mississippi
      • Amite County
      • This Tatum is located in Amite County and lies 706 miles [1,136.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Tatum that is located in Marlboro County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amite County community of Tatum.
    • New Mexico
      • Lea County
      • This Tatum is located in Lea County and lies 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km]<1> to the west of the Tatum that is located in Marlboro County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lea County community of Tatum.
    • Texas
      • Rusk County
      • This Tatum is located in Rusk County and lies 874 miles [1,406.6 km]<1> to the west of the Tatum that is located in Marlboro County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rusk County community of Tatum.
    • Virginia
      • Orange County
      • This Tatum is located in Orange County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Tatum that is located in Marlboro County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Tatum.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tatum ...

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.

  • Beauty Spot [Marlboro County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauty Spot
    • Beauty Spot [Marlboro County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Tatum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauty Spot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Burnt Factory [Marlboro County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Factory
    • Burnt Factory [Marlboro County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Tatum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Factory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crossway [Scotland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossway
    • Crossway [Scotland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Tatum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossway
  • Five Forks [Marlboro County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Marlboro County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Tatum
    • 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   (8 more) ...
    • Grace Heights [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace Heights
      • Grace Heights [Marlboro County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Tatum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace Heights
    • Hasty [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hasty
      • Hasty [Scotland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Tatum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hasty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hasty
    • Hebron [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Marlboro County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Tatum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Lester [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Marlboro County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Tatum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Masons Crossroads [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masons Crossroads
      • Masons Crossroads [Scotland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Tatum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masons Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masons Crossroads
    • Red Bluff [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bluff
      • Red Bluff [Marlboro County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Tatum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bluff
    • Sunnybrook Heights [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnybrook Heights
      • Sunnybrook Heights [Marlboro County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Tatum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnybrook Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnybrook Heights
    • Woodrun [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodrun
      • Woodrun [Scotland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Tatum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodrun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodrun

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 Tatum. 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 ...
    • Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wadesboro (NC) on September 3, 1931 (a Thursday) and died in Cheraw (SC) on February 15, 2018 (a Thursday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens (Chesterfield County, South Carolina).
      • Wadesboro is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the northwest of Tatum.
      • Cheraw is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Tatum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer<4>
    • John William Coltrane     (Musician, composer)
    • Rufus R. 'Freight Train' Jones     (Professional wrestler)

How Far From Tatum 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 town such as Tatum to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bennettsville, which is the Seat of Marlboro County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Tatum 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 most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 325 miles [523 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,191 miles [9,963.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,884 miles [11,078.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,766 miles [7,670.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in South Carolina

About Marlboro County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marlboro County: www.marlborocounty.sc.gov/

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- Tatum) 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 Tatum. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TatumOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tatum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6440, Longitude: -79.5866    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tatum, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Tatum 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 309.505 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.646 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.196 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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