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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Blissdale:
    • 33.087072, -90.220920
    • 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 Blissdale
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blissdale ...

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.

  • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Blissdale
    • Bee Lake has also been known as:
    • Bee Lake Plantation
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
  • Choctaw [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw
    • Choctaw [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blissdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw
  • Eulogy [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eulogy
    • Eulogy [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Blissdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eulogy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eulogy
  • Good Hope [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Blissdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
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    • Howard [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Holmes County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blissdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blissdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Oregon [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
      • Oregon [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Blissdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • Refuge [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Refuge
      • Refuge [Humphreys County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blissdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Refuge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Refuge
    • Stonewall [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Blissdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall

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 Blissdale. 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 ...
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Greenwood is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Blissdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<3>
    • B.B. King     (Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer)
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer. He was born in Itta Bena (Mississippi) on Wednesday September 16, 1925 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • Itta Bena is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Blissdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<3>
    • Juanita Moore     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Monday October 19, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at the age of 99. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenwood is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Blissdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<3>
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Blissdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<3>

How Far From Blissdale to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Holmes County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Blissdale to Lexington, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 837 miles [1,347 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,712 miles [10,801.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,430 miles [11,957.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,305 miles [8,537.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blissdale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blissdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0871, Longitude: -90.2209       In this case, the coordinates for Blissdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Blissdale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.734 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.613 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.776 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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