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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 Valley Falls, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls:
    • 35.016888, -81.975337
    • 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 Valley Falls
  • 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 Valley Falls ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Valley Falls.

Within South Carolina, the name Valley Falls is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Valley Falls is located in Jefferson County and lies 798 miles [1,284.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Valley Falls that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Valley Falls.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester 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 Massachusetts community of Valley Falls [Worcester County].
    • New York
      • Rensselaer County
      • This Valley Falls is located in Rensselaer County and lies 706 miles [1,136.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Valley Falls that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rensselaer County community of Valley Falls.
    • Oregon
      • Lake County
      • This Valley Falls is located in Lake County and lies 2,107 miles [3,390.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Valley Falls that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Valley Falls.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montgomery County
      • This Valley Falls is located in Montgomery County and lies 516 miles [830.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Valley Falls that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Valley Falls.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Valley Falls is located in Providence County and lies 743 miles [1,195.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Valley Falls that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Valley Falls.
    • West Virginia
      • Marion County
      • This Valley Falls is located in Marion County and lies 319 miles [513.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Valley Falls that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Valley Falls.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Valley Falls ...

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.

  • Boiling Springs [Spartanburg County]
  • Ferndale [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
    • Ferndale [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Valley Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
  • 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 west of Valley Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Valley Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
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    • Lone Oak [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Oak
      • Lone Oak [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Valley Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Valley Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Spring
    • Mountainbrook [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainbrook
      • Mountainbrook [Spartanburg County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Valley Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountainbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 southwest of Valley Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachtree Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Valley Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinnacle Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Valley Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Ridge
    • Rainbow Park [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Park
      • Rainbow Park [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Valley Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow Park
    • Stone Creek [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Creek
      • Stone Creek [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Valley Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Creek
    • Twin Brooks [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Brooks
      • Twin Brooks [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Valley Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Brooks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Brooks
    • Twin Creek [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Creek
      • Twin Creek [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Valley Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Creek
    • Willow Wood [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Wood
      • Willow Wood [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Valley Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 Valley Falls. 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.

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    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Valley Falls.
      • 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 (SC) on October 12, 1974 (a Saturday) at the age of 74.
      • Laurens is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the south of Valley Falls.
      • Spartanburg is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Valley Falls.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Valley Falls.
      • Rutherfordton is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Valley Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess<5>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Valley Falls.
      • Spartanburg is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Valley Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<5>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Valley Falls.
      • Moore is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Valley Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Valley Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<5>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Valley Falls.
      • Spartanburg is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Valley Falls.
      • 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Spartanburg, which is the Seat of Spartanburg County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 88 miles [141.6 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Valley Falls 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 382 miles [614.8 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 6,278 miles [10,103.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,979 miles [11,231.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,858 miles [7,818.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Carolina

About Spartanburg County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Valley Falls. 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- Valley Falls) 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 Valley Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Valley FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valley Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0169, Longitude: -81.9753    
<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 Valley Falls, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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.
<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 Valley Falls 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 310.877 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.275 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.009 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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