Historical Nerd Expedition Map

Historical Nerd Expedition (H.N.E.) Map

Time to get down with business- let us discuss the my plot map, the Historical Nerd Expedition (H.N.E.) map. I want to discuss with you the following:
  • How to read the map
  • What the descriptions are used for
  • The directions and coordinates
  • How I go about plotting items
For starters, the map looks overwhelming but it is very simple to use. Please do not feel intimidated by all the plots that you see on the map because once you zoom in on the area of your interest you are good to go!

How to Read the Map

To have a better look at the pins that are on the map, make sure to zoom in on the area that possibly peeks your interest. After zooming in on the map select one of the pins to get information about it- description and directions/coordinates. 

What the Descriptions are Used for

The descriptions are mainly used for providing additional information; such as, I had a difficult time locating the site during the summer due to overgrowth or if written permission is needed to be on the property. 

With some of the locations I have included background about the site. For example, when it the site came to be, who last lived there and etc..

Directions and Coordinates

Directions and coordinates are the second most exciting information to me, besides the background history. The directions and coordinates allow me to plan out a mission to photograph, see and then share my personal experience about the visiting the location.  

Coordinates are my preferred method of locating many of the sites that I am interested in seeing. Coordinates do not change. Many of these locations do not have a physical address and many are forgotten places. There definitely times where I and Tippy have had to park the car on the shoulder of the highway and trek fifty feet or a few miles into the forest to find places. 

Coordinates are best! That's at least my two cents on it. 

How I Go About Plotting Sites

Research. A butt ton of research. 

I typically ask people for sites that they have seen or know about while growing up or out boating/hunting/camping. 

I browse websites pertaining to genealogy, cemeteries (www.findagrave.com), history restoration websites/pages, and so forth. 

Hope this helps! :)

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Favorite Sites (So Far)

  • Appleby's Methodist Church, St.George, SC
  • Bethany Cemetery, Charleston, SC
  • Old Charleston Coal Tipper, Charleston, SC
  • Old Sheldon Church, Yemassee, SC
  • Old Stone House, Winnsboro, SC
  • Prince Frederick Chapel, Georgetown, SC

Anxiously Awaiting to Visit

  • Blackstock Abandoned Cemetery, Fort Mill,SC
  • Milledgeville, GA
  • Patapsco Valley State Park, Elliot City, MD
  • Stumphouse Tunnel Rd, Wallahalla, SC
  • Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston, WV
  • Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Louisville, KY
  • West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville, WV