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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 Waterloo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Waterloo 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 Waterloo:
    • 34.353703, -82.057636
    • 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 Waterloo
  • 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 Waterloo ...

We have found 56 communities that share the name Waterloo.

Within South Carolina, the name Waterloo is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 56 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 56 communities, 52 are located in the United States and six are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Waterloo is located in Lauderdale County and lies 343 miles [552 km]<1> to the west of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Waterloo.
    • Arkansas
      • Nevada County
      • This Waterloo is located in Nevada County and lies 642 miles [1,033.2 km]<1> to the west of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Waterloo.
    • British Columbia
      • This community is historichttp://www.waymarking.com/wm/search.aspx?f=1&lat=34.353703&lon=-82.057636&t=6 and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Waterloo.
    • California
      • San Joaquin County
      • This Waterloo is located in San Joaquin County and lies 2,179 miles [3,506.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Joaquin County community of Waterloo.
    • Georgia
      • Irwin County
      • This Waterloo is located in Irwin County and lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Irwin County community of Waterloo.
    • Illinois
      • Monroe County
      • This Waterloo is located in Monroe County and lies 527 miles [848.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Waterloo.
    • Indiana
      • DeKalb County
      • This Waterloo is located in DeKalb County and lies 514 miles [827.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Waterloo.
      • Fayette County
      • This Waterloo is located in Fayette County and lies 405 miles [651.8 km] to the north northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Waterloo.
      • Johnson County
      • This Waterloo is located in Johnson County and lies 425 miles [684 km] to the north northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Waterloo.
    • Iowa
      • Black Hawk County
      • This Waterloo is located in Black Hawk County and lies 789 miles [1,269.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Black Hawk County community of Waterloo.
    • Kansas
      • Kingman 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 Kansas community of Waterloo [Kingman County].
      • Lane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Waterloo [Lane County].
      • Lyon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Waterloo [Lyon County].
    • Kentucky
      • Boone County
      • This Waterloo is located in Boone County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Waterloo.
      • Pulaski County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Waterloo [Pulaski County].
    • Louisiana
      • Pointe Coupee Parish
      • This Waterloo is located in Pointe Coupee Parish and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pointe Coupee Parish community of Waterloo.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Waterloo is located in Frederick County and lies 436 miles [701.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Waterloo.
      • Howard County
      • This Waterloo is located in Howard County and lies 442 miles [711.3 km] to the northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Waterloo.
      • Saint Mary's County
      • This Waterloo is located in Saint Mary's County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km] to the northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary's County community of Waterloo.
    • Michigan
      • Jackson County
      • This Waterloo is located in Jackson County and lies 563 miles [906.1 km]<1> to the north of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Waterloo.
    • Missouri
      • Clark County
      • This Waterloo is located in Clark County and lies 673 miles [1,083.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Waterloo.
      • Lafayette County
      • This Waterloo is located in Lafayette County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the west northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Waterloo.
    • Montana
      • Madison County
      • This Waterloo is located in Madison County and lies 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Waterloo.
    • Nebraska
      • Douglas County
      • This Waterloo is located in Douglas County and lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Waterloo.
      • Franklin County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Franklin County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Waterloo.
    • New Hampshire
      • Merrimack County
      • This Waterloo is located in Merrimack County and lies 824 miles [1,326.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merrimack County community of Waterloo.
    • New Jersey
      • Monmouth County
      • This Waterloo is located in Monmouth County and lies 606 miles [975.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monmouth County community of Waterloo.
    • New Mexico
      • Luna County
      • This Waterloo is located in Luna County and lies 1,488 miles [2,394.7 km]<1> to the west of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luna County community of Waterloo.
    • New York
      • Seneca County
      • This Waterloo is located in Seneca County and lies 653 miles [1,050.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Seneca County community of Waterloo.
    • North Carolina
      • Union County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Waterloo [Union County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Waterloo lies 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
    • Ohio
      • Carroll County
      • This Waterloo is located in Carroll County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> to the north of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Waterloo.
      • Fairfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Waterloo [Fairfield County].
      • Franklin County
      • This Waterloo is located in Franklin County and lies 380 miles [611.6 km] to the north of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Waterloo.
      • Hancock County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Hancock County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Waterloo.
      • Lawrence County
      • This Waterloo is located in Lawrence County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km] to the north of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Waterloo.
      • Summit County
      • This community is historic and although located in Summit County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Waterloo.
    • Oklahoma
      • Logan County
      • This Waterloo is located in Logan County and lies 876 miles [1,409.8 km]<1> to the west of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Waterloo.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Waterloo.
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This Waterloo is located in Linn County and lies 2,258 miles [3,633.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Waterloo.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This Waterloo is located in Bradford County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Waterloo.
      • Franklin County
      • This Waterloo is located in Franklin County and lies 447 miles [719.4 km] to the north northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Waterloo.
      • Juniata County
      • This Waterloo is located in Juniata County and lies 474 miles [762.8 km] to the north northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juniata County community of Waterloo.
    • Quebec
      • This Waterloo lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
    • Tennessee
      • Overton County
      • This Waterloo is located in Overton County and lies 234 miles [376.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Overton County community of Waterloo.
    • Texas
      • Grayson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Waterloo [Grayson County].
      • Williamson County
      • This Waterloo is located in Williamson County and lies 927 miles [1,491.9 km]<1> to the west of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamson County community of Waterloo.
    • Virginia
      • Alexandria City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Waterloo [Alexandria City].
      • Arlington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Waterloo [Arlington County].
      • Clarke County
      • This Waterloo is located in Clarke County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Waterloo.
      • Fauquier County
      • This Waterloo is located in Fauquier County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km] to the northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fauquier County community of Waterloo.
      • Hanover County
      • This Waterloo is located in Hanover County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km] to the northeast of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanover County community of Waterloo.
    • Washington
      • Stevens County
      • This Waterloo is located in Stevens County and lies 2,078 miles [3,344.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stevens County community of Waterloo.
      • Walla Walla County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Waterloo [Walla Walla County].
    • West Virginia
      • Mason County
      • This Waterloo is located in Mason County and lies 302 miles [486 km]<1> to the north of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Waterloo.
    • Wisconsin
      • Jefferson County
      • This Waterloo is located in Jefferson County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Waterloo that is located in Laurens County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Waterloo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waterloo ...

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.

  • Chiles Ferry [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chiles Ferry
    • Chiles Ferry [Laurens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Waterloo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chiles Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chiles Ferry
  • Cold Point [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Point
    • Cold Point [Laurens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Waterloo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Point
  • Cross Hill [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Hill
    • Cross Hill [Laurens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Waterloo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Hill<5>
  • Greenwood [Laurens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Laurens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Waterloo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Harbor Heights [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Heights
      • Harbor Heights [Greenwood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Waterloo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Heights
    • Harris Springs [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Springs
      • Harris Springs [Laurens County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Waterloo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Springs
    • Isle of Pines [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Pines
      • Isle of Pines [Laurens County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Waterloo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle of Pines
    • Jones [Greenwood County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Greenwood County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Waterloo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lake Shores [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shores
      • Lake Shores [Greenwood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Waterloo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shores
    • Lisbon [Laurens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Laurens County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Waterloo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Magnolia Place [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Place
      • Magnolia Place [Greenwood County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Waterloo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Place
    • Raintree [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree
      • Raintree [Greenwood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Waterloo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
    • Spring Grove [Laurens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Laurens County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Waterloo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stony Point [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Point
      • Stony Point [Greenwood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Waterloo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Point
    • Wheatfield [Greenwood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatfield
      • Wheatfield [Greenwood County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Waterloo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatfield

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 Waterloo. 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)
    • Reverend Gary D. 'Blind Gary' Davis     (Musician)
    • Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays     (Social activist, educator)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laurens, which is the Seat of Laurens County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Waterloo to Laurens, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 419 miles [674.3 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,311 miles [10,156.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,010 miles [11,281.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,890 miles [7,869.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Laurens County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Laurens County: www.laurenscountysc.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 '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- Waterloo) 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 Waterloo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaterlooOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterloo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3537, Longitude: -82.0576    
<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 Waterloo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Waterloo could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Waterloo to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.915 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.222 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.225 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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