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for South Carolina, including Greenville, Upstate SC and Surrounding Areas


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Schools - Public and Private; Child Care
Demographics/Statistics, including comparisons

Government
Business
Fun, Events, Things to See and Do, News
Maps - State, Region, County and more

National  (with additional links [national in scope, but providing state specific resources] to community, colleges, government, healthcare, military and more.

 

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SCHOOLS - Locate, Compare, Report
 
School Report CardsSouth Caroline Schools Report Card -
Official SC State school reports by School Districts and Types of Schools, including Special Schools.

SC School Directory - Search for local SC schools and school districts, including public, non-public and charter schools.

ICS: School Search and Statistics - locate Public Schools, Public School Districts, Private Schools, Colleges (including a College Navigator to help you find the right college) and Public Libraries (provided by the U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics(NCES), Institute of Education Sciences (ICS))

NCES Kids Zone - help for children and older teenagers with finding schools, public libraries and deciding on college.  ("The NCES Kids' Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.")

Great Schools provides school [public, private] information and parenting resources to help American families choose the right school, support learning at home, and guide their children to great futures.

The School Report® - School reports [public, private] contain detailed information from over 89,000 public and private schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school report data also contains information on 15,000 school districts and sub districts.

Start Class - Public, Private, Boarding; provides rankings, statistics, comparisons (requires ad blocking disabled to view)

County Office - Private schools - List; provides basic contact information

School Digger - Public and Charter Schools, Private; rankings

Compare Schools   

SC K-12 and Early Childhood Education - Find a school near you and find how it ranks among SC’s K-12 schools.

SCiWay - Schools - "SC's non-government funded information site" - Public/Private Schools  section - includes Home Schooling resources

South Carolina Private Schools - Review of private and religious schools in the state/county.

Select Upstate Private Schools - provided by the Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC)


Upstate SC Schools by County:

Greenville County, SC School Information

Spartanburg County, SC School Information

Anderson County, SC School Information

Oconee County, SC School Information

Pickens County, SC School Information

Laurens County, SC School Information

Abbeville County, SC School Information

Greenwood County, SC School Information

Cherokee County, SC School Information

Union County, SC School Information

York County, SC School Information

Chester County, SC School Information

McComick County, SC School Information



SC Childcare Directory - Search for Childcare Providers; provided by the Division of Early Care and Education -- a division of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS)   [Providors]

State Child Care Cost Fact Sheets - provided by ChildCare Aware of America - open page, then select South Carolina and view/download corresponding PDF.

ChildCare Aware America Fee Assistance and Respite - Resources and Providers for Military and DOD families

Child Care Regulations in South Carolina - provided by MilitaryOneSource.mil  [PDF]

[BTW, which is it: childcare, child care or child-care?] [or what about here?]
  :-)

 


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DEMOGRAPHICS / STATISTICSNeighborhood, Crime, Personal, Market
 
City-Data - Detailed location profiles and resources, demographics, economic statistics, crime (including registered sex offenders) and more.   [South Carolina]

Demographics - Pie ChartCriminalWatch - Crime Statistics for South Carolina

SC Law Enforcement Department (SLED)  (Crime Reporting and Statistics)

SC Department of Public Safetly - main site

CrimeReports - search 1000 departments by name, region or zip code

Town Hunter - SC - Statistics, demographic information about towns in South Carolina.

ePodunk - SC - ePodunk provides in-depth information about communities in South Carolina and around the country.

Census Bureau - QuickFacts - Easy access to facts about people, business and geographics.   QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Census Bureau: County and City Data Book - Online version of government data book available in hardcopy. It includes data for all U.S. states, counties, and cities with a population of 25,000 or more.  Also has state-county maps. Topical areas include: Data age, agriculture, births, business establishments, climate, construction, crime, deaths, earnings, education, elections, employment, finance, government, health, households, housing, income, labor force, manufactures, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, social services, and water use.

RefDesk.com - Fact Page - Population and demographics resources.

Compare Cost Of Living - The comparison includes food, housing, utilities, transportation and health cost of living numbers.  You can enter your salary and our built-in Salary Calculator will determine how much more (or less) you need to maintain your same standard of living.

Compare Crime Rates

Compare Cities Side-by-SideThe BestPlaces City Compare will show you how two cities compare in over a dozen categories and 100s of items. The most popular comparisons are: Population, Cost of Living, Average Rent, Crime Rate, Tax Rates and Air Quality.

Compare Climates Side-By-Side

City Reports - city profile report gives you a snapshot of demographics, finances, economics and other quality-of-life factors so you can find a place where you'll feel at home.

Salary Calculator® - Measure your job compensation to the closest match in this database by searching on job title and location.

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GOVERNMENT - Local, County, State, National

State of South Carolina

SC Government - State Portal   (Governor)

State Register and Regulations
Flow Chart of the Regulatory Process in South Carolina - As Amended by Act 121 of 2014 (PDF format)
Regulations Information

State and Local Governments - State, County and Local Government Resources (also additional links to Federal, Multi-state and National Organizations).

SC State Government - non-government maintained site for all things SC Government, Jobs, Requests for Bids and Proposals, and more.

SC Childcare Directory - Search for Childcare Providers; provided by the Division of Early Care and Education -- a division of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS)   [Providors]

SC Job Opportunities - Find open state government jobs and agencies which aid workforce development, SC Job Bank.

SC Workforce Training and Resources - Workforce development training and employee resources.

SC K-12 and Early Childhood Education - Find a school near you and find how it ranks among SC’s K-12 schools.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Links to federal, state and local government and business organizations

United States Documents  (Our Flag- online text of U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence; plus to historical links to historic documents including the US National Flag.

Greenville-Spartan Internaional Airport - GSP

County Governments

SC Association of Counties -
          County Websites
          Directory of County Government Websites
          Map/Directory for all SC Counties - directory of officials and other links (also downloadable as PDF)

CountyOffice.org - find county offices anywhere in SC (and the USA)

City Governments

City of Greenville   (Facebook)

City of Spartanburg   (Facebook)

City of Anderson   (Facebook)

 

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Business

CATEGORY RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
SC State    
  Department of Commerce South Carolina: Just right for your business.

Welcome to a place where opportunity isn’t just about an industry or even a category, it’s about an attitude and a way of life. We have created an environment that’s just right.

Where people can build a good life while building products and services, and businesses great and small can prosper.

Includes Research and Data:  Overview, Key Indicators, Economic Outlook, Labor Indicators Analysis by County, Demographics, and more.
  SDBOS
SC Business One Stop
South Carolina Business One Stop or SCBOS is the official South Carolina business web portal. It enables any existing business or anyone starting a new business to file permits, licenses, registrations, or pay taxes.
  SC SBDC South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC).

Every day is a challenge for an existing business owner. SBDC provides help with finances, marketing or for other day-to-day hurdles of running a company.   SC Small Business Development Centers offer free, private consulting, resources and seminars to help your small business thrive.
  Department of Revenue All about SC Taxes for Business and Individuals.
  Chamber of Commerce South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.  Includes access to CofC publications regarding the latest updates and information on business in South Carolina.  [Facebook]
  SCEDA Since 1965, the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association, or SCEDA, has served as the Voice of Economic Development in the Palmetto State. Our professional membership association has over 600 members, with representation from all 46 counties.

Our members include local and regional economic developers, as well as officials from municipal, county and state government agencies, construction and engineering firms, utility companies, attorneys, consultants, financial institutions, and higher education.

SCEDA's mission is to enhance the professional development of its membership and to advocate economic development to benefit the citizens of South Carolina.
  SC Biz News Providing South Carolina business news, with special sections on Upstate, Midlands and Lowcountry.news.
  SC CEO South Carolina CEO is a network of local websites focused on the business communities in ten South Carolina cities and counting.

South Carolina CEO tells the story of business in a completely different way. Our videos capture local business leaders explaining in their own words what it takes to be successful. Our feature stories provide profiles of companies – both large and small – and their leaders. Through these and other elements on the local web sites, South Carolina CEO helps spark conversation, spread influence and promote the thought leadership that exists in every business community across the state. We are proud to be a voice for business in South Carolina.
  SC Positive Business News Business, Jobs and Opportunities -- Just Good News. - South Carolina.

JustGOODNews.BIZ (JGN) is inspired by these growing companies and their successes. A refreshing alternative to negative news so prevalent today, JGN is a grassroots business news-sharing movement unlike anything else.

It’s news you can use in your business, on your job and to guide important life decisions – shared with us by people who make it happen:  Companies, governors and community leaders, economic developers, chambers, workforce programs – and from the best headlines across the country.
  "The State"
Business Section
Columbia, SC based newspaper (The State) online with a business section covering state, region and national news of interest to businesses in South Carolina.  Also covers legislative news of interest.
  SCREnews The goal of the site is to provide a one-stop site to monitor real estate news in South Carolina.
  SC Film Commission South Carolina offers natural beauty, abundant resources, and an exceptional quality of life. We can supply your production with locations for filming that include mountains and the coast, rural settings and pristine waterways, modern, urban environments, small-town storefronts, historic antebellum buildings, and sub-tropical jungles. This incredibly diverse state has been the backdrop for more than 100 feature films, 70+ TV movies, series, and pilots, 500+ print ad and catalog shoots, and many other mediums.

We're a business-friendly state that understands the importance behind the opportunities provided by every production. Area Development ranked South Carolina 3rd in the nation in its “2015 Top States for Doing Business” survey, including number 2 in overall cost of doing business. We offer a cooperative state government coupled with a quality workforce, providing the right conditions for productions to succeed.
  DNR Outdoors
Everything Outdoors: Recreation, Planning and Conservation
South Carolina's Department of Natural Resources (DNR), who's tagline is, "Life's Better Outdoors", has a wealth of information, maps and guides for everything outdoors: wildlife management, conservation and water / land recreation (including freshwater and saltwater fishing, boating, paddling, hunting, licensing and regulations, GIS data, mapping applications, flood maps, geology of SC, geologic publications and maps and more) made available free of charge. 

For example, they have the "Guides & Maps for South Carolina Rivers & Waterway" [PDF], a 2-page publication, for you to download and that provides a large list of information sources and internet links related to the title, including paddling, canoe, kayak, atlas and gazetter, topographic maps, nautical charts, water trails, scenic rivers, lakes, boat passage, boat ramps, etc.   [Corresponding links:  Scenic Rivers:  Maps and GuidePublications]

If you are into outdoor hunting or fishing or boating or paddling or kayaking, you definitly want to become familiar with this site.  Includes licensing, regulations, hunting and fishing seasons, news and more.

They also have two blogs:
scnaturalresourcesblog.com/ - for freshwater fishing, hunting, and other recreational activities
sccoastalresources.com/ - for saltwater fishing, marine biology, and other coastal fun

It's climate center also provides hurrican and drought information as well as tides, sunrise/sunsets, marine weather.
  Road Conditions WSPA Channel 7 online -- see where the road conditions may be in bad condition in your area with the Storm 7 Weather Interactive map; view a list of current road accidents.
  SCDOT: Getting Around in SC SCDOT.org offers a variety of tools to promote safe and efficient transportation, and to get you to your destination quicker:
Travel Advisories - get traffic alerts by email and text
Motorist Information
Emergency Response
Tourism Information
  SC 511 SC DOT online road advisery for major roadways (map).
  SC History

South Carolina History at sc.gov

South Carolina Department of History and Archives

  SC Facts Interesting general facts about South Carolina and it's history.
     
    See also Government resources above.
     
Upstate   What is Upstate?
  Upstate Alliance
Click/Tap image
on the right to
download the
Upstate SC
Regional
Foreign Direct
Investment Plan

[PDF]
Uptate SC Regional Foreign Direct Investment Plan - Report - PDF
Our role at the Upstate SC Alliance is to help growing companies learn more about the opportunities to locate or expand their business in Upstate South Carolina. Explore more about the business advantages offered in our region, and, let us know how we can serve you.
Data and Resources
International Support Resources
  Upstate International Upstate International (UI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to empower people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events, and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas.
  Upstate Business Journal News about business in the greater Upstate SC region.
  GSA Business Report The is a biweekly business journal and news site (published by SC Biz) serving senior-level decision-makers in the Upstate, encompassing the cities of Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson and the 10 surrounding counties.
  Upstate Chamber Coalition The Upstate Chamber Coalition speaks for the Upstate business community with a strong, unified voice. Our mission is to make the Upstate the absolute best place to do business in the world. Made up of thirteen Chambers of Commerce, 8,000 businesses, and 250,000 employees.
  UpstateBizSC Covering Greenville, Spartanburg and the surrounding region of South Carolina.  The website was founded to provide local business people real time information about their community and the people they do business with, targeting local business decision-makers and executives, entrepreneurs, managers, educators and philanthropists.
  SC Appalachian Council of Governments The Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG) is a voluntary organization of local governments in the Northwest corner of South Carolina, serving a region that includes the counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg.
  YerkesUpstate
(Real Estate)
 
Yerkes Upstate Green support servicesCommercial Brokerage Services (Buy / Sell / Lease)
GREEN Sustainable Real Estate Support Services
Employee Relocation Services
County    
  SC Directory of Chambers of Commerce Directory of South Carolina county and city Chambers of Commerce
  SC Association of Counties Incudes contact information for each county and their official web sites.
  Greenville Area Development Corporation Continually recognized for its exceptional business climate and superior quality of life, our area has much to offer.  As a warm southern community with a diverse economy, Greenville has the perfect combination of business, workforce and culture for facility location or expansion. 

Discover Greenville County's many global business strengths - including it being a strong international hub.  Learn too how our community is evolving from a model manufacturing area to a cutting-edge innovation center.

Includes Business Planning, Expansion and Relocation Assistance resources:  Site Selection,  Business Directory, Helpful Links, Media Center, Events, Newsletter Archive.
  Greenville Business Magazine "Your Business Resource for Greenville Metro and Upstate South Carolina."
City    
  South Carolina City Chambers of Commerce Directory Directory includes City Chambers of Commerce as well as City Visitor Bureaus.
  Greer Development Corporation Find out why it’s easy to start a business here.

With its quality of life and supportive business community, Greer, SC is a great place to live and work.
  City of Greenville Economic Development Greenville, South Carolina is an award-winning city hailed for its business friendly environment and exceptional quality of life.  Through collaborative public private partnerships, Greenville has earned a national reputation as a leader in visionary innovation. People and businesses are drawn here because of the array of housing choices, our vibrant downtown, extensive shopping opportunities, unique cultural and recreational venues, quality educational options and skilled workforce.

The City's Economic Development Department can provide assistance to you in a variety of ways, including site selection, incentives and loans, infrastructure support, facilitation through the development process and seamless coordination from local to state organizations. 

Whether you are an existing business located in Greenville or interested in exploring new opportunities here in the Upstate, we are available and ready to assist you.

We have provided this website as a comprehensive economic development resource on Gree nville.  Please contact us if you need additional information. We look forward to seeing you!
  Visit Greenville Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina has combined traditional southern charm, stunning natural beauty and an unexpected contemporary cool to create one of America's hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. From a revitalized downtown ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine to downtown Greenville's one-of-a-kind Liberty Bridge, quaint shops, boutiques, and fabulous restaurants to a world-class collection of museums, galleries, and theaters to some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains in the world, Greenville, South Carolina is everything they say it is and more. Check us out and see for yourself why we're not just any Greenville - we're THAT Greenville.
Videos    
  Welcome to Greenville
by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce

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Fun, Events, Things to See and Do, Recreation, Sports, News, Traffic

CATEGORY RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
SC State    
  Discover South Carolina The official South Carolina Tourism website: "South Carolina's vibrant culture, rich heritage and breathtaking natural beauty are what make our state Just Right. Come and savor South Carolina, where there's something for everyone to enjoy."  Free travel tools and guides and apps.
  Tourist Regions Main web page for the South Carolina Associaion of Tourism Regions (SCATR); points you toward the main tourism sites representing all regions in South Carolina.

For example one of the Tourist Regions is Upcountry -- "A land of rugged forested mountains, scenic lakes, rushing whitewater rapids and cascading waterfalls, South Carolina's Upcountry is a favorite outdoor adventure, family vacation and day-trip destination.  The Upcountry is home to more than 500 historic sites, museums, and cultural facilities as well as natural wonders to inspire the senses."
  Scenic Byways SCDOT is proud to partner with the South Carolina Scenic Highways Committee with 21 scenic byways, comprising more than 450 miles, throughout the state of South Carolina. Visitors can enjoy significant scenic, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, commercial, and economic destinations along these routes and the surrounding areas. 

Four of these routes are National Scenic Byways. They are: Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway; Edisto Island National Scenic Byway; Savannah River National Scenic Byway; and, Ashley River Road National Scenic Byway.   

Downloadable (PDF) maps are available for each of the scenic byways. [see also: America's Byways for maps]

We particularly like the Savannah River National Scenic Byway, (especially the Route 81 section) as it parallels the southern lakes (Hartwell, Russell, Thurmond) along the Georgia border that are part of the Savannah River Basin and form a scenic chain of lakes 120 miles long.  [see also: America's Byways]
  Clemson Home and Garden Center The Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC), of the Clemson Cooperative Extension, provides research-based information on landscaping, gardening, plant health, household pests, food safety & preservation, and nutrition, physical activity & health.
  Water Falls Discover SC - Top Water Falls - Your Guide to the 10 Most Spectacular Shows Around
SC Water Falls Road Trip - The Ultimate South Carolina Waterfalls Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It
  State Parks SC State Parks  (Park Finder)
SC Parks and Recreations Destinations
Discover SC - State Parks
  DNR Outdoors
Everything Outdoors, Recreation, Planning and Conservation
South Carolina's Department of Natural Resources (DNR), who's tagline is, "Life's Better Outdoors", has a wealth of information, maps and guides for everything outdoors: wildlife management, conservation and water / land recreation (including freshwater and saltwater fishing, boating, paddling, hunting, licensing and regulations, GIS data, mapping applications, flood maps, geology of SC, geologic publications and maps and more) made available free of charge. 

For example, they have the "Guides & Maps for South Carolina Rivers & Waterway" [PDF], a 2-page publication, for you to download and that provides a large list of information sources and internet links related to the title, including paddling, canoe, kayak, atlas and gazetter, topographic maps, nautical charts, water trails, scenic rivers, lakes, boat passage, boat ramps, etc.   [Corresponding links:  Scenic Rivers:  Maps and GuidePublications]

If you are into outdoor hunting or fishing or boating or paddling or kayaking, you definitly want to become familiar with this site.  Includes licensing, regulations, hunting and fishing seasons, news and more.

They also have two blogs:
scnaturalresourcesblog.com/ - for freshwater fishing, hunting, and other recreational activities
sccoastalresources.com/ - for saltwater fishing, marine biology, and other coastal fun

It's climate center also provides hurrican and drought information as well as tides, sunrise/sunsets, marine weather.
  Trails SC Trails - Resources and Search for Trails
Alltrails - Best Trails in South Carolina
The Blue Wall - Upstate SC Trail Guides
Upstate SORBA - Local Trails
Greenville - Swamp Rabbit Trail
SC Mountain Bike Trails
TrailLink: SC Bike Trails and Maps
  Wildernet Everything outdoors.
  Lakes LakeLubbers (SC)  provides information about South Carolina lakes grouped by region.
  Fishing South Carolina lake and coastal fishing maps and charts.  South Carolina offers world-class salt water and clear water fishing at its best.
  Golf Golf Maps
Discover SC - Golf
WorldGolf - SC Golf Cources
Golf SC - "380 courses from the mountains to the sea"

Disc Golf  (Frisbee Golf)
  SC U-Pick Farms Find a pick-your-own farm near you! Then learn to can and freeze!
  SC Tree Identification Tree identification for South Carolina provided by the SC Forestry Commission (SCFC): "What tree is this? A Tree Identification Booket [online] for South Carolina Forests".    There is probably a forest right in your own back yard. A place where you can begin to discover the unique charactertistics of individual trees.
  Road Conditions WSPA Channel 7 online -- see where the road conditions may be in bad condition in your area with the Storm 7 Weather Interactive map; view a list of current road accidents.
  SCDOT: Getting Around in SC SCDOT.org offers a variety of tools to promote safe and efficient transportation, and to get you to your destination quicker:
Travel Advisories - get traffic alerts by email and text
Motorist Information
Emergency Response
Tourism Information
  SC 511 SC DOT online road advisery for major roadways (map).
  SC History

South Carolina History at sc.gov

South Carolina Department of History and Archives

  SC Facts Interesting general facts about South Carolina.
     
Upstate   What is Upstate?
  Upstate Info Hub Find out about annual events and estivals in the Upstate, including the family activities, cultural programs, special events and festivals held in many communities across the Upstate.  (What's an Upstate?)
  Upstate International Upstate International (UI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to empower people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events, and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas.
  Upstate Today The Journal online with focus on the Upstate, covering local news, arrest reports, obituaries; local, regional and national sports; upstate lake living; and other news.
  Upstate Historical Sites

National Park Service page for South Carolina

Ninety Six National Historical Site

Oconee Station State Park

Forts in South Carolina

List of Upcountry historical attractions

Greenville
City
   

 
Visit Greenville Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina has combined traditional southern charm, stunning natural beauty and an unexpected contemporary cool to create one of America's hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. From a revitalized downtown ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine to downtown Greenville's one-of-a-kind Liberty Bridge, quaint shops, boutiques, and fabulous restaurants to a world-class collection of museums, galleries, and theaters to some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains in the world, Greenville, South Carolina is everything they say it is and more. Check us out and see for yourself why we're not just any Greenville - we're THAT Greenville.
  Make Greenville Yours Relocation Guides and Tours - a fun and informative way to learn about the Greater Greenville area.

"Our relocation tours go beyond just showing you Greenville. We aim to tie together the past, present, and future of our city with what matters to you."
  Children's Museum Our Mission: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate sparks a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.   Our Vision: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate seeks to be a leader in innovative family activities, a dynamic learning center and a compelling community attraction.
  Videos  
  Discover
Greenville
  GTV on Youtube
  Greenville Video Channel on Youtube City of Greenville's official Youtube video channel.   Lot's to see and enjoy!

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MAPS - State, Region, County, Local

CATEGORY RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
     
Southeast US Southeast United States
(includes Florida)
State SC General Highlights
and Elevation
  Interstate Roads

See also
Geology.com
 

Rest Area Map

Welcome Centers

(Blue)

Rest Centers
(Yellow)
 

  Counties
  Geographical
Regions


See also geographical regions explanation in What is Upstate?
 

Note: Elevation starts high at upper left (northwest) and
gradually lowers to sea lever at lower right (southeast)
 

State Parks
Finder


(SC and more)

  DNR Maps
Everything Outdoors, Recreation, Planning and Conservation
South Carolina's Department of Natural Resources (DNR), who's tagline is, "Life's Better Outdoors", has a wealth of maps and guides for everything outdoors: wildlife management, conservation and water / land recreation (including freshwater and saltwater fishing, boating, paddling, hunting, GIS data, mapping applications, flood maps, geology of SC, geologic publications and maps and more) made available free of charge. 
 

SC511.org
online and free highway alert service.

SCDOT Traffic alerts, adviseries via email or text.
 

  Area Codes
  Zip Maps
More counties, cities
detail at source site (click/tap maps for external link)

See also:
MapsOfWorld

USZipCodes
ZipCodeToGo
 

  Examples:      SC State                              City area (Greenville)

 

Tourism Regions

 

See Also:
Lakelubbers.com
(SC Lakes by Region)

 

  RoadSide
Attractions
  Map of US Historical maps and atlases US, state, city; including interactve
  Geology.com Various types of maps at various levels of detail: Relief, Elevation, Drainage, Political and Road Maps
  An old SC Greetings Postcard
Greenville
Spartanburg
Anderson
Ashville (NC)
NE Georgia
Market Area


 
TV Stations


See also:
TV Stations
List in SC


Greenville Area TV Stations

 
Upstate What is Upstate? Discusses region names used in SC, including: Upstate, Upcountry, Appalachian, Piedmont and others
 

SC Local
Governments

Region 1
(Upstate)
[blue-ish northwestern section]

Region 2
(Midlands)

[red-orange middle section]

Region 3
(Lowcountry)
[purple southeastern section]

 

 

  Upstate
CSA's

(Wikipedia)
  Upcountry
Visitor Discovery
County Greenville
More Counties
at source site
(click/tap map
for external link)
  Greenville
More Counties
at source site
(click/tap map
for external link)

Greenville
City

(and all other
cities in SC)

 

SciWay.net

(Provides an
extensive variety
of maps for the
state, counties,
cities and other areas
)

Streets Street Finder Link to SC DOT "Street Finder" page.   Has lookup by state/countycity.  Look up name of street or route # on detailed map anywhere in SC.  (Makes use of Google map for details.) 

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NATIONAL Links in Scope (that also provide SC state and local specific resources)

CATEGORY RESOURCE DESCRIPTION
  National Resource Category Quick Locate:

Click on a category (highlighted in blue) listed on the right (in Description area) to jump to the desired category section of this National Resources page.

Otherwise, scroll down to desired resource and click on title in Resource column below.
Communities: neighborhood information
Schools:  school reports (K-12, College)
Government Data: federal, state, county and local information and directories
Public Associations: trade and professional organizations
Military: support services for all branches
Recreation: links to local recreation resource page
Weather - Emergencies: reporting, tracking satellite images
Tools and Misc:  links to tools, utilities and more (Zips, phone #'s, gas prices, etc.)
Healthcare: that provide local service (gas, phone, electric, cable)
Heath and Home: health issues regarding the home
   
Neighborhoods/Community    
  U.S. Chamber of Commerce Links to federal, state and local government and business organizations
  2Chambers.com National, state and local Chambers of Commerce, Convention Centers, Visitor Bureaus and Tourist Boards in the United States providing  U.S. business, relocation, visitor and tourist attraction information.  Quickly find and access chamber information from anywhere in the U.S.
  Churches, Places of Worship List of churches, places of worship (from Verizon's Yellow Pages).
  Yelp Purpose is to connect people with local businesses (restaurants, entertainment, mechanics, beauty salons, shopping, etc.). Provides reviews. (You can access Yelp on your phone at http://m.yelp.com or Yelp for iPhone.)
  Verizon Super Pages Yellow Pages (Business), White Pages, Phone/Reverse , Phone/Reverse Phone Lookup.
  Utilities Connection Turn Off/On utilities services online: Phone, Gas, Electric, Cable/Satellite, Water, Internet, Newspaper and transfer accounts.
  View your neighborhood from the sky View any neighborhood in the country from the sky.
(See also our "Satellite Images / Maps" section on the General resources pages.)
  City-Data Detailed location profiles and resources, demographics, economic statistics, crime (including registered sex offenders) and more.
  City-Rating Comprehensive resource of city demographic guides, local weather forecasts, cost of living, population statistics, crime statistics, school rankings, career and occupational outlook, weather history, average temperatures, relative humidity and general relocation information about the most prominent metro areas in the nation.
  Best Places Sperling's Best Places site for relocation, recreation and retirement - statistics, demographics, comparisons.
  Town Hunter Statistics, demographic information about towns in the United States.
  ePodunk - The Power of Place ePodunk provides in-depth information about more than 25,000 communities around the country.
  Find a Neighborhood Find the best neighborhood for you and/or a neighborhood like your own - provided by Realtor.com
  Census Bureau: County and City Data Book Online version of government data book available in hardcopy. It includes data for all U.S. states, counties, and cities with a population of 25,000 or more.  Also has state-county maps. Topical areas include: Data age, agriculture, births, business establishments, climate, construction, crime, deaths, earnings, education, elections, employment, finance, government, health, households, housing, income, labor force, manufactures, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, social services, and water use.
  State and Local Government State, County and Local Government Resources (also additional links to Federal, Multi-state and National Organizations
   
Schools    
  GreatSchools.net Online guide to K-12 Schools.
  The School Report Report card on your school system.  (Plus, access to additional reports on city, crime; community, salary and additional calculators;  etc.)
  School Search and Statistics Locate Public Schools, Public School Districts, Private Schools, Colleges (including a College Navigator to help you find the right college) and Public Libraries (provided by the U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics(NCES), Institute of Education Sciences (ICS))
  NCES Kids Zone Help for children and teenagers with finding schools, public libraries and deciding on college.
  School Profiles Yahoo School Profiles
  National Fed. of State HS Assocs. NFHS - National Association of State High School Associations.
  iHigh.com iHigh.com provides high schools with a web site that connects scholastic, sports and activities.
  K-12 Schools Web Directory K-12 Schools Web Directory
  Yahoo Directory of Schools K-12 Yahoo directory of schools K-12 (Public and Private)
  School Surveys Sperling's BestPlaces.net school profiles.
  Princeton Review Reports, tools, news, advice, reviews, opinions about top colleges and graduate schools. Help with finding the school that's right for you.  This site is informative, interesting and fun.
  GradSchools.com Resource for graduate school information with over 58,000 programs listed. The site contains a directory categorized by curriculum and subdivided by geography. Users select their desired curriculum to receive  information about those particular graduate programs.
  StudyAbroad.com StudyAbroad.com provides information on educational opportunities for students to study in other countries. It is a directory of study abroad programs, summer study abroad, Internship, service learning and volunteer abroad programs, intensive language programs all organized either study abroad by subject or study abroad by country or study abroad by city.
  College Coaches Online Helps student-athletes find the colleges that match their academic and athletic ability, while allowing you to select a school size, cost and location. Find coach  names and contact information for NCAA (Divisions I, II and III) and NAIA schools.   [Note: FEE required]
     
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Government Data    
  FirstGov Official Web Portal for the U.S. government.
  GovEngine Links directory to federal, state and local government sites on the Internet.
  MapStats Statistical Profiles for your State, county, Federal judicial district, or Congressional district
  NationalAtlas.gov Official government site of our National Atlas.  National Atlas includes the finest electronic maps and services that are delivered online to bring you a dynamic and interactive atlas, while they have held fast to their tradition of producing the finest maps in the world.   Check out their Map Maker page.
  Federal Statistics Federal, State, County and Local Statistics, Statistical Reference Shelf, MapStats and more.
  Demographic Profiles U.S. Census Demographic Profiles for towns, counties and states.
  CenStats Databases U.S. Census Statistical Databases: Building Permits, County Business Patterns, Trade Data, Laws and more.
  State Data Centers One of the Census Bureau's longest and most successful partnerships. It is a cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau that was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments.
  SearchSystems.net Public records database collection - list - Nationwide and by state - mainly free, some pay.
  FreeDemographics.com FreeDemographics provides free unlimited access to US Census Data. Perform quick accurate market analysis in an easy-to-use web environment.  Access to summary, comparison and ranking reports for all available US geographies.
  The World Fact Book - U.S. U.S. Information complements of the CIA
  Tax Information - Online from the IRS
     Online Publications (General)
     Online FAQs (General)
     Tax Stats   
Information direct from the IRS.
  First-time homeowners
  Homeowner deductions information
  How to report moving expenses
  Selling your home
  U.S. Geological Survey USGS is a multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water.  They are dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us.
  EPA: Where You Live Search environmental databases about your community
  EPA: EnviroMapper EnviroMapper allows users to find and retrieve environmental statistics for their areas of interest, based on ZIP code, city, county, state, watershed, or EPA region.
  EPA: EnviroFacts Envirofacts Data Warehouse, your one-stop source for environmental information
  EPA: Search "Not in my neighborhood" you say. Pollution, hazardous waste sites and other ugly stuff may not be apparent as you drive through your neighborhood, but check this interesting section within the EPA site. Just toss in your zip code and up comes a list. The reports come up with excruciatingly complete detail including the address of the miscreants.
  EPA: Water related EPA's national and regional Water related information.
  Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange National network of regional information centers. .  The Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) is a consortium of eight regional pollution prevention information centers (e.g., Northeast: NEWMOA), funded in part through grants from EPA. These centers all provide pollution prevention information, networking opportunities and other services to States, local governments and technical assistance providers in their region.  Check out their "Homes Across America" showcasing resource efficient homes.
  House Price Index Provided by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) on a quarterly basis. (See how much your house has appreciated.)  Also, house price calculator.
  State and County QuickFacts Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  State Reports Classbrain.com provides all the information and images school students need to make an A+ state report project for school.
  State Facts Netstate.com provide introductions, symbols, geography, maps and more for each state in the USA.
  National Association of Counties Click on the "About Counties" for access to finding a county, plus county information, including ordnances, data and demographics by state -- anywhere in the US.  
  State and Local Governments On The Net A directory of official state, county, city and local government websites.
  AmericanFactfinder

Enter an address at this great place and -- Shazam -- up comes the most recent census data with charts, graphs, maps -- the works!

Now that the folks at the Census Bureau have their most recent data in order, you can bring up tons of helpful data including Ancestry, Citizenship, Disability, Educational Attainment, Income, Industry, Language Spoken at Home, Marital Status, Migration, Occupation, Place of Birth, Place of Work, Poverty, Rent, School Enrollment, Tenure, Units in Structure, and much much more.

Very useful information and it's free. Use it you paid for it!

  Obtain Vital Records Where to write to obtain vital records: death, birth, marriage and divorce certificates; link for passports.  Provided by the National Center for Health Statistics.
  Federal Citizen Information Center Government publications and resource links. See their housing section for great information to help you with on buying a home, understanding mortgages and more.
  Write Your Representatives Contact information for the U.S. House of Representatives.
  Senate Home Page Information and contact page for U.S. Senate.
  Congressional Budget Office CBO reports on National Security, including defense budgets, defense systems, infrastructure, support and military forces.
  Project Vote Smart Project Vote Smart (PVS) provides a comprehensive, non-partisan, database about thousands of candidates and elected officials for President, Congress, Governors and State Legislators. (Less detailed information is available at the county and local level for each state.)
  UT Library Map Collection University of Texas Online Library Map Collection - current Interest, global, national, state including demographic, historical, map links and more.
  Real Estate Center - Data Data (Building Permits, Employment, Population) and Resources for U.S. States and Metropolitan Statistical Areas maintained by the University of Texas (contains additional information specific to Texas and surrounding areas).
  Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Dept. of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics: principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
  Bureau of Economic Analysis U.S. Department of Commerce - Bureau of Economic Analysis  - National, International, Region, Industry.
  National Contact Center U.S. Federal Information Center - National Contact Center.  The federal government is so large that dealing with it one needs a guide. So if you've got to navigate the arcane bureaucracy, it helps to bring a map. This is that map. It also links one with outside sites for state and local government.
  U.S. Documents Online texts of United States Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of  Independence and additional links to other importance historical documents; also NJ historical documents.  See also  (Our Flag)
  National Archives - NARA National Archives and Records Administration.
[National Personnel Records Center]
[Military Personnel Records]
  Maritime, Military, Government Links Directory of links to maritime, merchant marine and military related web sites.
  CRS Reports and Issue Briefs U.S. Dept. of State: Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Issues Briefs
  National Library For the Environment Collection CRS Reports Focusing on environmental and related issues.
  U.S. Embassy Rome Collection A collection of CRS reports on various issues.
  Federation of American Scientists Collection Collection of CRS reports about military, intelligence, and related issues.
  CRS via Representative Christopher Shays;


CRS via Representative Mark Green

CRS Access via the U.S. House of Representatives Web Site.  This collection is located directly on the U.S. House of Representatives web server but because of a robots exclusion protocol file on the site, these reports are not crawled by search engines. You are also unable able to link directly to the reports. However, the reports on this server are updated very soon after release or updating. Currently, two U.S. Congressman offer a gateway to the U.S. House Web server.
  U.S. Supreme Court How'd you like to sit in on the Supreme Court and hear the justices deliver their decisions? At this great place you can hear arguments and decisions from important cases that have shaped the course of this country. With one click you can print out a copy of the case abstract, sit back and listen to the logic as it flows from your computer speakers. And, while there, be sure to visit some of the justices offices and check out the docket showing details of upcoming cases.
  State Tax Links and Comparisons State tax links, comparisons of revenue and sales taxes -- provided by the Federation of Tax Administrators. [e.g., State Individual Income Taxes.]
  Yahoo Tax Center State and Federal tax information center [e.g., State Tax Profiles].
  Maritime, Military, Government Links Directory of links to maritime, merchant marine and military related web sites.
  National Archives - NARA National Archives and Records Administration.
[Veteran Personnel Records]
     
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Public Associations    
  Association of Water Technologies Non-profit trade organization representing hundreds of regional water treatment companies.
  American Water Works Association AWWA is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.  Good information.
  American Planning Association. National association of planning officials providing resources and information from throughout the U.S.  It is a public interest and research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning.
  American Public Works Association The American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.
  National League of Cities Working in partnership with 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a national resource to and an advocate for the more than 18,000 cities, villages, and towns it represents.
  U.S. Conference of Mayors The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of the nation's 1183 U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.
  Public Works Online Good DPW information. Public Works Marketplace, Suppliers, discussion forum, legal, RFP/FRQ.
  National Ground Water Association

The National Ground Water Association's purpose is to provide guidance to members, government representatives, and the public for sound scientific, economic, and beneficial development, protection, and management of the world's ground water resources.

  Public Entity Risk Institute The Public Entity Risk Institute's (PERI) mission serve the Risk Management Needs of Local Governments, Small Businesses, and Small Nonprofit Entities.
     
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Military    
  Yerkes Upstate
Military Support Center
Relocation support services geared specifically for active duty and veteran military personned; provided by Yerkes Upstate, a certified MCP - Military Relocation Professional.
  Department of Defense Web Sites This page offers direct links to some of the most important and most popular DoD Web Sites.
  Military.com The largest military and veteran membership organization, Military.com's free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.    [Military.com: Military Pay / Pay Charts ]
  Military Spouse "Simplifying your crazy, wonderful military life!"
(Example article: 50 Tips you NEED before your next PCS Move)
  American Military News

Delivering the latest military news and veteran benefit information to our military veterans and their families.

Helping you make the best financial choices, build wealth, and save money during and after your military service.

  Army Study Guide Guide to Army basics information and training resources, also schools and colleges near your station, civilian careers, benefits blog and more
  Armed Forces Network - Europe Providing American service members, families and Defense Department civilian employees stationed in Europe with the best of American radio and television services, the latest uncensored news, information and entertainment from home and around the world. (Watch the Pentagon channel live online.)
  Military Justice Code Uniform Code of Military Justice  (United States)
  U.S. Central Command Official web site for the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), one of nine Unified Combatant Commands assigned operational control of U.S. combat forces.
 

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Resources and Providers for Military and DOD families
  Bayonet.net Clipart images and photos related to the U.S. Army.  The intent is to provide this service for soldiers and others interested in the U.S. Army to be used in preparing briefings, reports, or other training materials.
  Congressional Budget Office CBO reports on National Security, including defense budgets, defense systems, infrastructure, support and military forces.
  Maritime, Military, Government Links Directory of links to maritime, merchant marine and military related web sites.
  Navel and Maritime WWW Virtual Library - Navel and Maritime.
  National Archives - NARA National Archives and Records Administration.
[Veteran Personnel Records]
  IRS Tax Information for Military Personnel IRS tax information for members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  U.S. Army - Records Index Master index of U.S. Army records. Links. FAQs.
  Navy Personnel Command Official web site for Bureau of Navy Personnel - Active Duty.
  Military Compensation This is the official site for Military CompensationIncludes online information and pay charts and downloadable charts (pdfs) for all type of pay (basic, special and incentive, allowances, retirement, etc.)
  Moving Resources Moving In - Moving Tips/Advice    
        [Military]  [Military PCS]  [50 Tips]
        [PCS Move Entitlements]   [DPS]
  Moving Center Yerkes Upstate Relocation/Moving Welcome Center
     
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Recreation    
  Birding All about birding in the U.S. and the world.  Links to locations, associations and resources.
  BirdSource Birding with a purpose - Designed and managed by the National Audobon Society and the Cornell Laboratoy of Ornithology to promote conservation and environmental learning.
  NMRA National Model Railroad Association
  Equerry.com One stop information and education for the horse enthusiast. (Don't forget to check out the Humor and Fun Barns while you are there.)
     
     
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Weather / Emergencies    
  Weather.com The Weather Channel - online resource for local weather forecasts anywhere in the U.S. and the World.
  National Weather Service National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - National map for weather watches, warning and advisories.
  Intellicast (Weather) Intellicast.com provides specialized weather information to help plan outdoor and weather sensitive activities.  Satellite, radar, storm imagery and travel outlooks.
  US Gov. - FEMA U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency
  FEMA for Kids Kid-oriented version of the FEMA Web site.
  Hazard Awareness Maps Enter a location and select from several hazard types to help determine disaster risks in your community. Provided via a national partnership between FEMA and ESRI and providing multi-hazard maps and information to U.S. residents, business owners, schools, community groups, and local governments via the Internet.
  Emergency Email Network A free public service, get notified of an Emergency by E-mail, Cell Phone or Pager from your local, regional and national government sources.
  Hurricane Information Emergency email and wireless network hurricane information page.
  Hurricane Watch Net Amateur Radio serving the National Hurricane Center since 1965.
  National Weather Center National Weather Center of the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - National map for weather, forecasts,  warnings, advisories and observations (radar/satellite).
  National Hurricane Center National Hurricane Center of the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - National map for weather watches, warnings and advisories.  [Click here for explanation of Hurricane Category Levels.]
  Roads and Weather Local road conditions and weather, live cams, road construction projects, current conditions and forecasts, nearest U.S. Weather Bureau warnings, State Department of Transportation, information, etc.
  National Traffic and Road Closure US DOT provides map provides links by state to taffic and road closure information as per state.
  Weather Underground U.S. weather, forecasts, storm tracking, maps, satellite images, marine information and more.
  The Tropical Meteorology Project Hurricane Forecasts for Gulf of Mexico, Florida and East Coast provided by The Tropical Meteorology Project, headed by Colorado State University's Dr. William Gray, who has worked in the observational and theoretical aspects of tropical meteorological research. 
  America's Weather Weather in the U.S.: national, regional, maps, satellite images, hurricane advisories and tracking maps.  [WARNING: This site and its links has pop-up ads and click tracking.]
  Tide and Current Predictions Tide and Current Predictions charted for North America, including U.S. and Canada.
  Tides Online TidesOnline.com providing tidal charts.
     
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Tools and Misc.    
  Zip+4 Lookup U.S. Postal Service Zip Code utility: find zip->location or location->zip.
  Zip Codes Directory U.S. Zip Code Finder and Directory Lookup.  Also, includes telephone area codes in each zip code, as well as some basic demographics.
  ZipFind.net Try out online software demo to find: the Distance Between 2 Zip codes; All Zip codes within a radius (10 miles or less)
  ATM Locator Locate closest ATMs anywhere in the country or the world.
  Melissa Data Lookups Free lookups for Zip codes, phone numbers, SIC codes, various statistics by Zip codes (donations, schools, broadcast stations, climate averages and more).
  AnyWho AT&T's phone, address, name, etc. lookup.
  ReverseAddress.com Lookup by street address to find a name and phone number from a reverse address lookup to see who lives there. (see also: http://www.reversephonedirectory.com)
  Fone Finder This great place fills a niche by providing a place where you can find the geographic location of any phone number in the world. You type in a phone number, and it will give you the city, state, country, a flag, map, and links to the area. You can also type in a city name and find the country code, area code, and prefix for the given city.
  Cell Phone Coverage Cell phone coverage in the U.S.A. (and also worldwide).  Coverage Area Maps by provider.
  Area Codes Reference area telephone codes by location
  Area  Codes Map Maps, by state, of areas codes within each state.  Provided by the NANPA.
  Area Code Listing by Number List of phone Area Codes by area code Number, including region, time zone offset and brief coverage description.
  Area Code Information Information related to area codes and the organizations connected with it.
  PhoneDog.com Take the mystery out of telephone service pricing and terms, as this independent, privately held company objectively ranks each long distance plan.

Just go here for a quick comparison of phone deals in your area -- both regular land line and cellular. Once you enter your location you'll see a list of over 20 companies ranked by estimated annual savings along with long distance and in-state rates plus any other costs. One click on the Company name brings up detailed information regarding this particular plan.

There is no cost for this service and the host is compensated by a small commission paid by some of the companies listed and reviewed. Good value finder for homeowner or business tycoon alike!
  Official U.S. Time Official U.S. time for all U.S. time zones, including U.S. territories plus UTC.
  Time Server Time Server provides accurate current local times in the U.S. and the World. It makes real time adjustments for Daylight Saving Time.  (Their freeware Atomic Clock Sync utility can help you keep you local computer up-to-date with the exact current time.)
  Know Your WaterShed National Watershed Network sponsored by Perdue University.
  Popular Governmental Toll Free Numbers A handy index to frequently used 1-800 toll-free telephone numbers in U.S. Government.
  Old Farmer's Almanac Online site of publication
  TerraServer
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TerraServer - alternate link
Topographical and Satellite Aerial images (U.S.), provided by Microsoft.
  The Daily Earth - U.S. Newspaper Directory United States Newspapers Directory
  Compare Local Gas Prices Resource that allows you to compare gas prices in your area by Zip Code (plus other fuel related links). Prices are update daily (overnight). (also AAA)
     
     
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Radio Radio-Locator Radio-Locator lists all known sites on the Internet that publish information about broadcast radio stations.  Look for your favorite home radio station or discover a new station.  You can select by call-sign, city, format, state, international and advance search.  If the radio station broadcasts on the Internet, you can find them here.  Don't miss out on your favorite radio programs and news just because you not in range of the stations' radio signal.  Listen to them live.
     
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Healthcare    
  Senior Advantage Yerkes Upstate resources and services for Seniors, their families and caregivers.
  Hospital Compare

Moving to a new area -- or just want some intelligence on surrounding hospitals? This tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help. Here you can get information on how well the hospitals in your area care for their adult patients with certain serious medical conditions. You can compare the quality of care and get the address, telephone number and other important information for all Medicare-certified hospitals in the United States.

This site shows which of the hospitals you select provide certain important care procedures for conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia. The tools here allow you to compare the delivery of these important procedures. All this, plus valuable check lists to help you know the things to look for when choosing a hospital for the care of important health
issues.

  HealthGrades Quality of health care consumer reports for hospitals, nursing homes and physicians.
  Health Intelligence Network Healthcare resources - check out their Links page for additional healthcare organizations.
  National Institutes of Health Home site of U.S. government's NIH (check out their Q&A section to help you locate information).
  The American Red Cross U.S. non-profit disaster relief and community services agency.
  Spine-Health.com Resource for back pain.
  HealthFinder
  • Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides the latest information on breaking health news and medical conditions, advice on choosing the right provider, and links to other reliable online health resources. 
  Health Statistics National Center for Health Statistics provided by the U.S. CDC.
  MEDLine National Library of Medicine (MEDLine) provided by the National Institute of Health.
  OmniMedicalSearch.com OmniMedicalSearch.com is a metasearch engine designed to search 32 different sources in 3 different categories so you can find everything you need from one convenient website. Each database queried is unbiased and non-commercial in nature and an established authority for delivering responsible medical information.  (Click here for the OmniMedicalSearch IE Toolbar.)
  MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the U.S. CDC.
  National Safety Council Library Online Resources, including fact sheets from the National Safety Council.
  Nursing Home Compare Provides detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country (over 17,000). Important Information on Nursing Home Compare and other resources, including the Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home, and Nursing Home Checklist are also available to help you with your nursing home choice.
  Senior Advantage Yerkes Upstate resources and services for Seniors, their families and caregivers.
     
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Health and Home    
  Just the Facts about Mold NAR's new mold Q&A sets the facts straight and dispels misinformation about the causes and effects of mold. Learn more about mold damage, testing, and removal.
  Mold, Moisture, and Your Home Brief EPA guide that provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth.
  Mold Resources The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) online resource that covers the basics of the residential mold issue including prevention, remediation, and testing.
  Home Inspector Locator List of standard home repair costs, inspector locator.
  Repair/Replacement Costs List of standard home repair costs, FAQ's, glossary, technical library.
  Appliance Technical Info. Appliance technical information, tips, etc.
  Operating Manuals Online Online manuals for your office or home equipment. All you need is the model number and you can access the product's manual -- and even better, see simulations showing how the features work.
  Do It Yourself Network Web site of the DIY cable channel.
  Handyman USA Expert and advice from Do-It-Yourselfers.
  Mister Fixit Tips and advice for maintaining Appliances and Automobiles.
  Remodeling Online Home remodeling, kitchen and bath design, renovation and building products.
  This Old House Web site of TV show
  Wood Net Woodworking Tips and Techniques.
  ContractorMag.com Magazine of Mechanical Contracting.
  Construction Weblinks This site is designed to be the starting point for Web searches by construction industry professionals. 
  Feng Shui for Home and Business Provides introduction and services for Feng Shui, the ancient philosophy of harmonious placement and balance within a space -- for home and business -- whether buying, owning or selling.
  Health and Home Products Products in Harmony with Nature and Good Health; personal care.
  West Nile Virus Maps Detailed U.S. government maps of West Nile occurrences. You can select human cases, bird, or mosquito, and since some of the maps show county-by-county data you may even be able to zoom in to see what's happening in your neck of the woods.
  MyPyramid.gov Government's "My Pryamid" website for more information and resource tools to help you better understand and apply the new food groups with exercise information to your own personal requirements. Also has links for professionals.
  eMedicine This site provides a Clinical Knowledge Base available to physicians and health professionals. Nearly 10,000 physician authors and editors contribute to the eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base, which contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders. The evidence-based content—updated 24/7—provides the latest practice guidelines in 62 medical specialties. eMedicine's professional content undergoes 4 levels of physician peer review plus an additional review by a PharmD.
  eMedicineHealth Consumer health site with more than 5500 pages of health content, the site contains articles written by physicians for patients and consumers. Each article is reviewed by 2 physicians and a PharmD. Current medical information is available in the Health Resource, First Aid and Emergencies, and Lifestyle and Wellness Centers.
  Health Help - Clinical Trials Sprain your back moving in to your new house or office? That may be the least serious condition addressed at this great place. Of all the health help sites on the Internet this U.S. Government agency produced site is quite unique.

At this potentially useful site the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides an easy-to-use search function to find regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical trials. You can find specific trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. By searching by condition and location you can find the trials in your area along with a description of the study and the contact information for volunteering.
  Senior Advantage Yerkes Upstate resources and services for Seniors, their families and caregivers.
     

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