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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 Wellford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wellford 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 Wellford:
    • 34.950962, -82.105366
    • 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 Wellford
  • 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 Wellford ...

We have found three communities that share the name Wellford.

Within South Carolina, the name Wellford is unique.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Chicot County
      • This Wellford is located in Chicot County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km]<1> to the west of the Wellford that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chicot County community of Wellford.
    • Virginia
      • Richmond County
      • This Wellford is located in Richmond County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Wellford that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Wellford.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Wellford is located in Kanawha County and lies 250 miles [402.3 km]<1> to the north of the Wellford that is located in Spartanburg County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Wellford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wellford ...

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 Lake [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Lake
    • Chestnut Lake [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Wellford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Lake
  • Cold Spring [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wellford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Fairforest [Spartanburg County]
  • Forest Park [Spartanburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park [Spartanburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Wellford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
  • Continue List   (17 more) ...
    • Fox Hunt [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hunt
      • Fox Hunt [Spartanburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hunt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Hunt
    • Gary Creek [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary Creek
      • Gary Creek [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary Creek
    • Greenridge [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenridge
      • Greenridge [Spartanburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenridge
    • Harveytown [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harveytown
      • Harveytown [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harveytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harveytown
    • Hickory Hills [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Holly Hill Heights [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hill Heights
      • Holly Hill Heights [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hill Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hill Heights
    • Holly Springs [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Spartanburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Holly Tree [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Tree
      • Holly Tree [Spartanburg County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Tree
    • Maplewood [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
      • Maplewood [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
    • Pebblebrook [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebblebrook
      • Pebblebrook [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pebblebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebblebrook
    • Pinecrest [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Spartanburg County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Wellford
      • 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
    • Pinnacle Heights [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinnacle Heights
      • Pinnacle Heights [Spartanburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinnacle Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinnacle Heights
    • Poplar Springs [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wellford
      • 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
    • Serene Heights [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Serene Heights
      • Serene Heights [Spartanburg County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Serene Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Serene Heights
    • Stone Creek [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Creek
      • Stone Creek [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Creek
    • Twin Lakes [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Spartanburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Willow Wood [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Wood
      • Willow Wood [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wellford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Wood

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 Wellford. 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Wellford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail 'Tommye' Adams<4>
    • 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 31 miles [49.9 km] to the south of Wellford.
      • Spartanburg is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Wellford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pinkne 'Pink' Anderson<4>
    • Edward Jones Borom     (Major League Baseball)
    • Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Caroleen (NC) on February 6, 1927 (a Sunday) and died in Rutherfordton (NC) on September 15, 1991 (a Sunday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Rutherford County, North Carolina).
      • Caroleen is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Wellford.
      • Rutherfordton is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Wellford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Harrill 'Smoky' Burgess<4>
    • Tommy Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Spartanburg (SC) on November 9, 1949 (a Wednesday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on April 28, 1980 (a Monday) at the age of 30. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Spartanburg is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Wellford.
      • Spartanburg is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Wellford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Caldwell<4>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Wellford.
      • Moore is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Wellford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Toy T. Caldwell, Jr.<4>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
    • James B. Davis     (Singer)
    • Art Fowler     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Converse (SC) on July 3, 1922 (a Monday) and died in Spartanburg (SC) on January 29, 2007 (a Monday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
      • Converse is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Wellford.
      • Spartanburg is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Wellford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Fowler<4>
    • Eddie Jackson     (Singer)
    • James R. Packard     (Race car driver)
    • Donald Wesley Reno     (Musician)
    • Ellas Broadus Robertson     (Author)

How Far From Wellford to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Wellford to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Spartanburg, which is the Seat of Spartanburg County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Wellford to Spartanburg, with an average speed<5> 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 89 miles [143.2 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 390 miles [627.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 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 6,988 miles [11,246.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,866 miles [7,831.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Carolina

About Spartanburg County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Spartanburg County: www.co.spartanburg.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wellford) 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 Wellford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WellfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9510, Longitude: -82.1054    
<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 Wellford 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 310.952 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.351 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.078 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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