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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 Ware Shoals, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ware Shoals 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 Ware Shoals:
    • 34.398594, -82.246594
    • 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 Ware Shoals
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ware Shoals ...

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.

  • Blue Heaven [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Heaven
    • Blue Heaven [Abbeville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Ware Shoals
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Heaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Heaven
  • Erie [Laurens County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie [Laurens County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Ware Shoals
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Foxville Crossroads [Abbeville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxville Crossroads
    • Foxville Crossroads [Abbeville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ware Shoals
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxville Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxville Crossroads
  • Jones [Greenwood County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
    • Jones [Greenwood County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ware Shoals
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Murray [Abbeville County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Abbeville County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ware Shoals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Poplar Springs [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Laurens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ware Shoals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Reedy River [Laurens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy River
      • Reedy River [Laurens County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Ware Shoals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shoals Junction [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoals Junction
      • Shoals Junction [Greenwood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ware Shoals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoals Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoals Junction
    • Tumbling Shoals [Laurens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumbling Shoals
      • Tumbling Shoals [Laurens County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Ware Shoals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tumbling Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Ware Shoals. 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 ...
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Ware Shoals.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<3>
    • Chadwick Aaron Boseman     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Anderson (SC) on November 29, 1976 (a Monday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on August 28, 2020 (a Friday) at the age of 43.
      • Anderson is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Ware Shoals.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chadwick Aaron Boseman<3>
    • Reverend Gary D. 'Blind Gary' Davis     (Musician)
    • Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays     (Social activist, educator)
    • Charles Isham 'C.I.' Taylor     (Negro League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Abbeville, which is the Seat of Abbeville County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ware Shoals to Abbeville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 423 miles [680.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,318 miles [10,167.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,017 miles [11,292.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,896 miles [7,879.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within South Carolina

About Abbeville County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Abbeville County: www.abbevillecountygovernment.org/

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' (or 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- Ware Shoals) 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 Ware Shoals. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ware ShoalsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ware Shoals. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3986, Longitude: -82.2466    
<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>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.
<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 Ware Shoals 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 311.025 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.355 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.286 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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