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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 Willington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Willington 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 Willington:
    • 33.972065, -82.466797
    • 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 Willington
  • 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 Willington ...

We have found one communities that share the name Willington.

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

Beyond South Carolina.

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Abbeville County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Willington [Abbeville County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Willington ...

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.

  • Bordeaux [McCormick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
    • Bordeaux [McCormick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Willington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bordeaux have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bordeaux
  • Buffalo [McCormick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [McCormick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Willington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
  • Cedar Hill [McCormick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [McCormick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Willington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Curry Hill [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curry Hill
    • Curry Hill [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Willington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curry Hill
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Gill [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill
      • Gill [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Willington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
    • Graball [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graball
      • Graball [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Willington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graball have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graball
    • Leroys Ferry [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leroys Ferry
      • Leroys Ferry [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Willington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leroys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leroys Ferry
    • Lisbon [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Lincoln County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Willington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Willington. 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 ...
    • Ernie Harwell     (Sportscaster)
      • Full name: William Earnest Harwell
      • Sportscaster. He was born in Washington (GA) on January 25, 1918 (a Friday) and died in Novi (MI) on May 4, 2010 (a Tueday) at the age of 92.
      • Washington is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Willington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie Harwell<4>
    • Joe Haynes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lincolnton (GA) on September 21, 1917 (a Friday) and died in Hopkins (MN) on January 6, 1967 (a Friday) at the age of 49. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Lincolnton is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Willington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Haynes<4>
    • Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays     (Social activist, educator)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • McCormick, which is the Seat of McCormick County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Willington to McCormick, 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 81 miles [130.4 km] to the east (E). 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 454 miles [730.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,346 miles [10,212.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,044 miles [11,336.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,924 miles [7,924.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About McCormick County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Willington 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willington) 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 Willington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WillingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9721, Longitude: -82.4668       In this case, the coordinates for Willington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Willington 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 311.143 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.43 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.485 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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