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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 Union Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Union Crossroads 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 Union Crossroads:
    • 33.638223, -79.424501
    • 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 Union Crossroads
  • 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 Union Crossroads ...

We have found two communities that share the name Union Crossroads.

There is one other community in South Carolina which is also named Union Crossroads.

Beyond South Carolina, there is another community also named Union Crossroads in the United States.

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Clarendon County
      • This Union Crossroads is located in Clarendon County and lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Union Crossroads that is located in Williamsburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarendon County community of Union Crossroads.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lee County
      • This Union Crossroads is located in Lee County and lies 354 miles [569.7 km]<1> to the west of the Union Crossroads that is located in Williamsburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Crossroads
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Union Crossroads.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Union Crossroads ...

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.

  • Cook [Williamsburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cook
    • Cook [Williamsburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Union Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook
  • Cow Head Landing [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cow Head Landing
    • Cow Head Landing [Georgetown County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Union Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cow Head Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cow Head Landing
  • Gordonville [Williamsburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
    • Gordonville [Williamsburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Union Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonville
  • Henry [Williamsburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry [Williamsburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Union Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hopewell [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Williamsburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Union Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Pleasant Hill [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Georgetown County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Union Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Red Hill [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Georgetown County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Union Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Rose Hill [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Georgetown County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Union Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Snow Junction [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Junction
      • Snow Junction [Williamsburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Union Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Junction

How Far From Union Crossroads to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingstree, which is the Seat of Williamsburg County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Union Crossroads to Kingstree, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 386 miles [621.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,228 miles [10,023 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,915 miles [11,128.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,801 miles [7,726.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Williamsburg County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Williamsburg County: www.williamsburgsc.com/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Union Crossroads) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6382, Longitude: -79.4245       In this case, the coordinates for Union Crossroads 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>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.
<4>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 Union Crossroads to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.415 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.396 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.439 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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