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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 Vaucluse, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Vaucluse 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 Vaucluse:
    • 33.613463, -81.808755
    • 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 Vaucluse
  • 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 Vaucluse ...

We found four communities that share the name Vaucluse.

Within South Carolina, the name Vaucluse is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these four communities, three are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Chicot County
      • This Vaucluse is located in Chicot County and lies 540 miles [869 km]<1> to the west of the Vaucluse that is located in Aiken County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chicot County community of Vaucluse.
    • Quebec
      • This Vaucluse lies 956 miles [1,538.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Vaucluse that is located in Aiken County.
    • Virginia
      • Frederick County
      • This Vaucluse is located in Frederick County and lies 424 miles [682.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Vaucluse that is located in Aiken County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Vaucluse.
    • West Virginia
      • Pleasants County
      • This Vaucluse is located in Pleasants County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km]<1> to the north of the Vaucluse that is located in Aiken County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pleasants County community of Vaucluse.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vaucluse ...

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.

  • Balltown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balltown
    • Balltown is located in Aiken County
  • Big Cone Ridge
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Cone Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Cone Ridge
    • Big Cone Ridge is located in Aiken County
  • Deerwood
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
    • Deerwood is located in Aiken County
  • Eureka
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka is located in Aiken County
  • Foxchase
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxchase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxchase
    • Foxchase is located in Aiken County
  • Gloverville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Graniteville
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
  • Gregg Park
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregg Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregg Park
    • Gregg Park is located in Aiken County
  • Hillview
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillview
    • Hillview is located in Aiken County
  • Mixville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mixville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixville
    • Mixville is located in Aiken County
  • Pinecrest
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
    • Pinecrest is located in Aiken County
  • Rainbow Falls
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Falls
    • Rainbow Falls is located in Aiken County
  • Sunny Brook
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Brook
    • Sunny Brook is located in Aiken County

How Far From Vaucluse to ...

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

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

  • Aiken, which is the Seat of Aiken County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 51 miles [82.1 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Vaucluse to Columbia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 451 miles [725.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,334 miles [10,193.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,029 miles [11,312.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,910 miles [7,901.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Aiken County: www.aikencounty.net/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Vaucluse) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vaucluse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6135, Longitude: -81.8088    
<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 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>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.
<5>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 Vaucluse to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.756 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.935 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.33 degrees.









 

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