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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 Washington Town, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Washington Town 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 Washington Town:
    • 33.096002, -80.180369
    • 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 Washington Town
  • 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 Washington Town ...

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.

  • Black Tom [Berkeley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Tom
    • Black Tom [Berkeley County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Washington Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Tom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Centerville [Dorchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Washington Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Corey Point [Dorchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corey Point
    • Corey Point [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Washington Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corey Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corey Point
  • Corey Wood [Dorchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corey Wood
    • Corey Wood [Dorchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Washington Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corey Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corey Wood
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    • Cotton Hill [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hill
      • Cotton Hill [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Hill
    • Grove Hall [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hall
      • Grove Hall [Berkeley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hall
    • Hunters Creek [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Creek
      • Hunters Creek [Dorchester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Creek
    • Knightsville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightsville
      • Knightsville [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightsville
    • Lincolnville [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnville
      • Lincolnville [Charleston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Washington Town
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnville
    • Long Ridge [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Ridge
      • Long Ridge [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Ridge
    • Lotts Crossroads [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lotts Crossroads
      • Lotts Crossroads [Dorchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lotts Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lotts Crossroads
    • Meadowbrook [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Dorchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Orchard Hill [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Hill
      • Orchard Hill [Dorchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Hill
    • Pecan Grove [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
      • Pecan Grove [Dorchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
    • Rosehill [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosehill
      • Rosehill [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosehill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosehill
    • Sandy Run [Berkeley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Run
      • Sandy Run [Berkeley County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summerville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Dorchester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Washington Town
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerville<3>
    • Sweetbriar [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetbriar
      • Sweetbriar [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetbriar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetbriar
    • Tea Farm [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tea Farm
      • Tea Farm [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tea Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tea Farm
    • Tramway [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tramway
      • Tramway [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tramway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tramway
    • Trotters Ridge [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trotters Ridge
      • Trotters Ridge [Dorchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trotters Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trotters Ridge
    • Twin Oaks [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Oaks
      • Twin Oaks [Dorchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Oaks
    • Wide Awake [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wide Awake
      • Wide Awake [Berkeley County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Washington Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wide Awake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wide Awake

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 Washington Town. 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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    • John Elias Bass     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1877/08/20:1877/08/20)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1877/08/20:1877/08/20. He was born in Charleston (SC) in 1850 and died in Denver (CO) on September 25, 1888 (a Tueday). He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Denver County, Colorado).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Washington Town.
    • John Bennett     (Author, illustrator)
      • Author, illustrator. He was born in Chillicothe (OH) on May 17, 1865 (a Wednesday) and died in Charleston (SC) on December 28, 1956 (a Friday) at the age of 91. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Washington Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bennett<4>
    • Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.     (Actor)
    • Jimmie Goodwin Coker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Holly Hill (SC) on March 28, 1936 (a Saturday) and died in Throckmorton (TX) on October 29, 1991 (a Tueday) at the age of 55.
      • Holly Hill is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Washington Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Goodwin Coker<4>
    • George Hill Dillon     (Author)
    • Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr     (Poet, author)
      • Poet, author. She was born in Charleston (SC) on February 13, 1825 (a Sunday) and died in Rutland (VT) on January 18, 1913 (a Saturday) at the age of 87.
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Washington Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr<4>
    • Arthur Freedman     (Producer, lyricist)
      • Born: Arthur Grossman
      • Producer, lyricist. He was born in Charleston (SC) on September 9, 1894 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on April 12, 1973 (a Thursday) at the age of 78. He is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Washington Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Freedman<4>
    • Frank Bunker Gilbreth     (Author)
    • Frederick William 'Freddie' Green     (Musician)
    • Ellsworth Raymond 'Bumpy' Johnson     (Crime figure)
    • Clay Matthews, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Full name: William Clay Matthews
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (SC) on August 1, 1928 (a Wednesday) and died in Mount Pleasant (SC) on March 23, 2017 (a Thursday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Washington Town.
      • Mount Pleasant is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Washington Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clay Matthews, Sr.<4>
    • Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Charleston (SC) on January 25, 1895 (a Friday) and died on October 4, 1957 (a Friday) at the age of 62. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Washington Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney<4>
    • Beatrice Witte Ravenel     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Charleston (SC) on August 24, 1870 (a Wednesday) and died in Charleston (SC) on March 15, 1956 (a Thursday) at the age of 85. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Charleston County, South Carolina).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Washington Town.
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Washington Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beatrice Witte Ravenel<4>

How Far From Washington Town 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 Washington Town to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Moncks Corner, which is the Seat of Berkeley County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Washington Town to Moncks Corner, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the northwest (NW). 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 437 miles [703.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 25 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,286 miles [10,116.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,973 miles [11,222 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,858 miles [7,818.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Berkeley County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.co.berkeley.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Washington Town) 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 Washington Town. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Washington TownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0960, Longitude: -80.1804       In this case, the coordinates for Washington Town 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'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 Washington Town 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 309.83 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.796 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.87 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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