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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 Welcome, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Welcome and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Welcome:
    • 34.825685, -82.440174
    • 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 Welcome
  • 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 Welcome ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Welcome.

There is one other community in South Carolina which is also named Welcome.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Anderson County
      • This Welcome is located in Anderson County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Welcome.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Columbia County
      • This Welcome is located in Columbia County and lies 643 miles [1,034.8 km]<1> to the west of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Welcome.
      • Pope County
      • This Welcome is located in Pope County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km] to the west of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of Welcome.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Welcome is located in Hillsborough County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<1> to the south of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Welcome.
    • Georgia
      • Coweta County
      • This Welcome is located in Coweta County and lies 170 miles [273.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coweta County community of Welcome.
    • Kansas
      • Cloud County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Welcome [Cloud County].
      • Geary 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 Welcome [Geary County].
      • Rooks 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 Welcome [Rooks County].
    • Kentucky
      • Butler County
      • This Welcome is located in Butler County and lies 290 miles [466.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Welcome.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint James Parish
      • This Welcome is located in Saint James Parish and lies 590 miles [949.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint James Parish community of Welcome.
      • Saint John the Baptist Parish
      • This Welcome is located in Saint John the Baptist Parish and lies 577 miles [928.6 km] to the west southwest of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint John the Baptist Parish community of Welcome.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Welcome [Charles County].
    • Minnesota
      • Martin County
      • This Welcome is located in Martin County and lies 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martin County community of Welcome.
    • Mississippi
      • Scott County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Welcome [Scott County].
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This Welcome is located in Elko County and lies 1,818 miles [2,925.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elko County community of Welcome.
    • New York
      • Otsego County
      • This Welcome is located in Otsego County and lies 666 miles [1,071.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Welcome.
    • North Carolina
      • Davidson County
      • This Welcome is located in Davidson County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Welcome.
    • Ohio
      • Holmes County
      • This Welcome is located in Holmes County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<1> to the north of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holmes County community of Welcome.
    • Ontario
      • This Welcome lies 668 miles [1,075 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
    • Texas
      • Austin County
      • This Welcome is located in Austin County and lies 882 miles [1,419.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Austin County community of Welcome.
    • Virginia
      • King George County
      • This Welcome is located in King George County and lies 375 miles [603.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King George County community of Welcome.
    • Washington
      • Whatcom County
      • This Welcome is located in Whatcom County and lies 2,228 miles [3,585.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Welcome that is located in Greenville County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whatcom County community of Welcome.
    • West Virginia
      • Marshall County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Welcome [Marshall County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Welcome ...

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.

  • Chestnut Hills [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hills
    • Chestnut Hills [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Welcome
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hills
  • City View [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for City View
    • City View [Greenville County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Welcome
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for City View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on City View
  • Elizabeth Heights [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth Heights
    • Elizabeth Heights [Greenville County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Welcome
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth Heights
  • Enchanted Forest [Greenville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enchanted Forest
    • Enchanted Forest [Greenville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Welcome
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enchanted Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enchanted Forest
  • Continue List   (12 more) ...
    • Greenville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Greenville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Welcome
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<4>
    • Hughes Heights [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes Heights
      • Hughes Heights [Greenville County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Welcome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughes Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes Heights
    • Marshall Forest [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Forest
      • Marshall Forest [Greenville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Welcome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Forest
    • Plainview Heights [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview Heights
      • Plainview Heights [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Welcome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview Heights
    • Powderville [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powderville
      • Powderville [Anderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Welcome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powderville
    • Quail Haven [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Haven
      • Quail Haven [Pickens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Welcome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Haven
    • Rockvale [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockvale
      • Rockvale [Greenville County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Welcome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockvale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockvale
    • Supreme Forest [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Supreme Forest
      • Supreme Forest [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Welcome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Supreme Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Supreme Forest
    • Tanglewood [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Welcome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood
    • View Point Place [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for View Point Place
      • View Point Place [Greenville County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Welcome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for View Point Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on View Point Place
    • White Horse [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Horse
      • White Horse [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Welcome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Horse
    • Woodside [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Greenville County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Welcome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside

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 Welcome. 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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    • Abigail 'Tommye' Adams     (Actress)
      • Born: Margaret Thomas Adams
      • Actress. She was born in Greenville (SC) on January 11, 1922 (a Wednesday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 13, 1955 (a Sunday) at the age of 33.
      • Greenville is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Welcome.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<5>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Welcome.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chadwick Aaron Boseman<5>
    • Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (SC) on November 13, 1947 (a Thursday) and died in Moore (SC) on February 25, 1993 (a Thursday) at the age of 45. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the east of Welcome.
      • Moore is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Welcome.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<5>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
    • James B. Davis     (Singer)
    • George Mathews     (Actor)
      • Full name: George Joseph Mathews
      • Actor. He was born on October 10, 1911 (a Tueday) and died in Caesars Head (SC) on November 7, 1984 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73.
      • Caesars Head is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Welcome.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Mathews<5>
    • Ellas Broadus Robertson     (Author)
    • Charles Isham 'C.I.' Taylor     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Mack McBee Williams     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Greenville County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 98 miles [157.7 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Welcome to Columbia, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 409 miles [658.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,306 miles [10,148.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,008 miles [11,278.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,887 miles [7,864.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Greenville County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Greenville County: www.greenvillecounty.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- Welcome) 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 Welcome. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WelcomeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welcome. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8257, Longitude: -82.4402    
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Welcome 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Welcome to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.145 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.555 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.245 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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