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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 have 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaucluse
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaucluse
    • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaucluse
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaucluse
      • 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 [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balltown
    • Balltown [Aiken County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Vaucluse
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Balltown
  • Big Cone Ridge [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Cone Ridge
    • Big Cone Ridge [Aiken County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Vaucluse
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Big Cone Ridge
  • Deerwood [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
    • Deerwood [Aiken County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Vaucluse
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Deerwood
  • Eureka [Aiken County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka [Aiken County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Vaucluse
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Eureka
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Foxchase [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxchase
      • Foxchase [Aiken County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Vaucluse
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Foxchase
    • Gloverville [Aiken County]
    • Graniteville [Aiken County]
    • Gregg Park [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregg Park
      • Gregg Park [Aiken County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Vaucluse
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Gregg Park
    • Hillview [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillview
      • Hillview [Aiken County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Vaucluse
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Hillview
    • Mixville [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixville
      • Mixville [Aiken County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Vaucluse
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Mixville
    • Pinecrest [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Aiken County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Vaucluse
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Rainbow Falls [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Falls
      • Rainbow Falls [Aiken County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Vaucluse
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Rainbow Falls
    • Sunny Brook [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Brook
      • Sunny Brook [Aiken County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Vaucluse
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Sunny Brook

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 Vaucluse. 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 ...
    • Fern Andra     (Actress, writer, producer, director)
      • Born: Vernal Edna Andrews
      • Actress, writer, producer, director. She was born in Watseka (IL) on October 24, 1893 (a Tueday) and died in Aiken (SC) on February 18, 1974 (a Monday) at the age of 80. She is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Aiken is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Vaucluse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fern Andra<4>
    • Vernon 'The Viper' Forrest     (Professional boxer)
    • Samuel Pierpont Langley     (Aviation pioneer)
    • William Henry Peck     (Author)
    • Mary Ellen 'Mammy' Pleasant     (Social reformer, civil rights activist)

How Far From Vaucluse 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 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:

  • View Our List ...
    • Aiken, which is the Seat of Aiken County and 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<5> 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<6> 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).<7>
    • 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).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,910 miles [7,901.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Aiken County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 from Point A (ie- Vaucluse) 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 Vaucluse. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VaucluseOur 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 have 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>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 Vaucluse 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 310.756 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.935 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.33 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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