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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 Winnsboro, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Winnsboro 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 Winnsboro:
    • 34.376884, -81.085246
    • 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 Winnsboro
  • 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 Winnsboro ...

We have found two communities that share the name Winnsboro.

Within South Carolina, the name Winnsboro is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Franklin Parish
      • This Winnsboro is located in Franklin Parish and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<1> to the west of the Winnsboro that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin Parish community of Winnsboro.
    • Texas
      • Wood County
      • This Winnsboro is located in Wood County and lies 821 miles [1,321.3 km]<1> to the west of the Winnsboro that is located in Fairfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Winnsboro.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winnsboro ...

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.

  • Boney [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boney
    • Boney [Richland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Winnsboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boney
  • Bucklick [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucklick
    • Bucklick [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Winnsboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucklick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucklick
  • Cedar Creek [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek [Richland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Winnsboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
  • Dutchman Creek [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchman Creek
    • Dutchman Creek [Fairfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Winnsboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchman Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutchman Creek
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    • Flint Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
      • Flint Hill [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Winnsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Hill
    • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkinsville
      • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Winnsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkinsville<3>
    • Jennings [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
      • Jennings [Fairfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Winnsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
    • Lever [Richland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lever
      • Lever [Richland County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Winnsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lever have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant [Richland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant
      • Pleasant [Richland County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Winnsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rock Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [Fairfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Winnsboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
    • Smallwood [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smallwood
      • Smallwood [Fairfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Winnsboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smallwood

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 Winnsboro. 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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    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on April 12, 1936 (a Sunday) and died in Bluffton (SC) on June 14, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Lancaster is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Winnsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<4>
    • Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (SC) on October 2, 1974 (a Wednesday) and died in Columbia (SC) on February 17, 2011 (a Thursday) at the age of 36. He is buried at Leevy Cemetery (Richland County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Winnsboro.
      • Columbia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Winnsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Ricky' Bell, Jr.<4>
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
    • Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Camden (SC) on December 13, 1923 (a Thursday) and died in Montclair (NJ) on June 18, 2003 (a Wednesday) at the age of 79. The body was cremated.
      • Camden is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Winnsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Eugene 'Larry' Doby<4>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Clifton Alexander Hawkins
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (WV) on July 2, 1937 (a Friday) and died in Columbia (SC) on September 12, 2017 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Winnsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<4>
    • LaMarr Hoyt     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Columbia (SC) on January 1, 1955 (a Saturday) and died on November 29, 2021 (a Monday) at the age of 66. We don't have any burial details.
      • Columbia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Winnsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LaMarr Hoyt<4>
    • Marvin Earl 'Marv' Johnson     (Singer)
    • George F. McCorkle     (Musician)
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Lancaster (SC) on June 12, 1912 (a Wednesday) and died in New York (NY) on May 3, 1967 (a Wednesday) at the age of 54. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Lancaster is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Winnsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nina Mae McKinney<4>
    • Aaron Andrew Robinson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on June 23, 1915 (a Wednesday) and died in Lancaster (SC) on March 9, 1966 (a Wednesday) at the age of 50.
      • Lancaster is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Winnsboro.
      • Lancaster is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Winnsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aaron Andrew Robinson<4>
    • Lee Young     (Actor)
      • Full name: Lee Thompson Young
      • Actor. He was born in Columbia (SC) on February 1, 1984 (a Wednesday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on August 19, 2013 (a Monday) at the age of 29. He is buried at Lakeview Memory Gardens (York County, South Carolina).
      • Columbia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Winnsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Young<4>

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

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

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    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Winnsboro to Columbia, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 384 miles [618 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,268 miles [10,087.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,964 miles [11,207.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,845 miles [7,797.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Carolina

About Fairfield County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Winnsboro: www.townofwinnsboro.com/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winnsboro) 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 Winnsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WinnsboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winnsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3769, Longitude: -81.0852    
<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 Winnsboro 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 310.356 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.584 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.845 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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