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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 Osceola, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Osceola and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Osceola:
    • 35.702887, -89.968210
    • 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 Osceola
  • 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 Osceola ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Osceola.

Within Arkansas, the name Osceola is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 32 communities, 31 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Alachua 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 Florida community of Osceola [Alachua County].
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Osceola is located in Hillsborough County and lies 690 miles [1,110.4 km]<2> to the southeast of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Osceola.
      • Seminole County
      • This Osceola is located in Seminole County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the southeast of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Seminole County community of Osceola.
    • Georgia
      • Oconee 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 Georgia community of Osceola [Oconee County].
    • Illinois
      • Stark County
      • This Osceola is located in Stark County and lies 380 miles [611.6 km]<2> to the north of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Osceola.
    • Indiana
      • Saint Joseph County
      • This Osceola is located in Saint Joseph County and lies 461 miles [741.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Joseph County community of Osceola.
    • Iowa
      • Clarke County
      • This Osceola is located in Clarke County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Osceola.
    • Kentucky
      • Green 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 Kentucky community of Osceola [Green County].
    • Louisiana
      • Tangipahoa Parish
      • This Osceola is located in Tangipahoa Parish and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<2> to the south of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tangipahoa Parish community of Osceola.
      • Tensas Parish
      • This Osceola is located in Tensas Parish and lies 268 miles [431.3 km] to the south southwest of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tensas Parish community of Osceola.
    • Massachusetts
      • Berkshire 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 Massachusetts community of Osceola [Berkshire County].
    • Michigan
      • Houghton County
      • This Osceola is located in Houghton County and lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km]<2> to the north of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houghton County community of Osceola.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Osceola is located in Saint Clair County and lies 261 miles [420 km]<2> to the northwest of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Osceola.
    • Nebraska
      • Polk County
      • This Osceola is located in Polk County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Osceola.
    • Nevada
      • White Pine County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Osceola [White Pine County].
    • New Mexico
      • Sierra 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 New Mexico community of Osceola [Sierra County].
    • New York
      • Lewis County
      • This Osceola is located in Lewis County and lies 927 miles [1,491.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Osceola.
    • North Carolina
      • Guilford County
      • This Osceola is located in Guilford County and lies 579 miles [931.8 km]<2> to the east of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guilford County community of Osceola.
      • Union 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 North Carolina community of Osceola [Union County].
    • Ohio
      • Warren County
      • This Osceola is located in Warren County and lies 409 miles [658.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Osceola.
    • Oklahoma
      • Custer County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Osceola [Custer County].
    • Ontario
      • This Osceola lies 964 miles [1,551.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
    • Pennsylvania
      • Centre 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 Pennsylvania community of Osceola [Centre County].
      • Clearfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Osceola [Clearfield County].
      • Tioga County
      • This Osceola is located in Tioga County and lies 804 miles [1,293.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Osceola.
    • South Carolina
      • Lancaster 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 Osceola [Lancaster County].
    • South Dakota
      • Kingsbury County
      • This Osceola is located in Kingsbury County and lies 733 miles [1,179.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kingsbury County community of Osceola.
    • Texas
      • Hill County
      • This Osceola is located in Hill County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hill County community of Osceola.
    • Virginia
      • Washington County
      • This Osceola is located in Washington County and lies 456 miles [733.9 km]<2> to the east of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Osceola.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Osceola is located in King County and lies 1,822 miles [2,932.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Osceola.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • This Osceola is located in Randolph County and lies 604 miles [972 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Osceola.
    • Wisconsin
      • Polk County
      • This Osceola is located in Polk County and lies 679 miles [1,092.7 km]<2> to the north of the Osceola that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Osceola.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Osceola ...

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.

  • Butler [Mississippi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Mississippi County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Osceola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Cottonwood Corner [Mississippi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood Corner
    • Cottonwood Corner [Mississippi County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Osceola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Corner
  • Driver [Mississippi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driver
    • Driver [Mississippi County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Osceola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Driver have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driver
  • Golddust [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golddust
    • Golddust [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Osceola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golddust have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golddust
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hightower [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hightower
      • Hightower [Mississippi County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Osceola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hightower have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hightower
    • Marie [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marie
      • Marie [Mississippi County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Osceola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marie
    • Oak Grove [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Osceola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Red Line [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Line
      • Red Line [Mississippi County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Osceola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Line have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Line
    • Tuckertown [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckertown
      • Tuckertown [Mississippi County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Osceola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckertown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckertown

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 Osceola. 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 ...
    • Bobby 'Blue' Bland     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Rosemark (Tennessee) on Monday January 27, 1930 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 23, 2013 at the age of 83.
      • Rosemark is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Osceola.
      • Memphis is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the south of Osceola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby 'Blue' Bland<5>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Blytheville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Osceola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<5>
    • Isaac Hayes     (Singer, musician, composer, actor)
      • Singer, musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at the age of 66.
      • Covington is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Osceola.
      • Memphis is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the south of Osceola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<5>
    • Frank 'Son' Seals     (Musician)

How Far From Osceola to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 145 miles [233.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Osceola to Little Rock, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,573 miles [10,578.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,298 miles [11,745 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,174 miles [8,326.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mississippi County: www.mcagov.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.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 Osceola 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Osceola) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Osceola. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Osceola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osceola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7029, Longitude: -89.9682    
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Osceola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Osceola to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.774 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.012 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.175 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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