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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 Blodgett, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blodgett 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 Blodgett:
    • 31.461560, -88.986444
    • 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 Blodgett
  • 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 Blodgett ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Blodgett.

Within Mississippi, the name Blodgett is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Lake County
      • This Blodgett is located in Lake County and lies 742 miles [1,194.1 km]<1> to the north of the Blodgett that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blodgett
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Blodgett.
      • Will County
      • This Blodgett is located in Will County and lies 686 miles [1,104 km] to the north of the Blodgett that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blodgett
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Blodgett.
    • Indiana
      • Elkhart County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Blodgett [Elkhart County].
    • Kansas
      • Greenwood County
      • This Blodgett is located in Greenwood County and lies 601 miles [967.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blodgett that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blodgett
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenwood County community of Blodgett.
    • Michigan
      • Missaukee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Blodgett [Missaukee County].
      • Wexford 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 Michigan community of Blodgett [Wexford County].
    • Missouri
      • Scott County
      • This Blodgett is located in Scott County and lies 383 miles [616.4 km]<1> to the north of the Blodgett that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blodgett
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Blodgett.
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • This Blodgett is located in Benton County and lies 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blodgett that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blodgett
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Blodgett.
    • Texas
      • Titus County
      • This Blodgett is located in Titus County and lies 374 miles [601.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blodgett that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blodgett
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Titus County community of Blodgett.
    • Wisconsin
      • Waukesha County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Blodgett [Waukesha County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blodgett ...

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.

  • Brewer [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewer
    • Brewer [Perry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Blodgett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brewer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
  • Good Hope [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Perry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Blodgett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
  • Goodluck [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
    • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Blodgett
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
  • Indian Springs [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
    • Indian Springs [Perry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Blodgett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Jenkins [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
      • Jenkins [Jones County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Blodgett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins
    • Monarch [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
      • Monarch [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Blodgett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
    • Mulberry [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Wayne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Blodgett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Oak Grove [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Jones County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Blodgett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pecan Grove [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
      • Pecan Grove [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blodgett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
    • Tuckers Crossing [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckers Crossing
      • Tuckers Crossing [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blodgett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckers Crossing
    • Union [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Blodgett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Blodgett. 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 ...
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Blodgett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<4>
    • Tom Lester     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Laurel (Mississippi) on Friday September 23, 1938 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday April 20, 2020 at the age of 81.
      • Laurel is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Blodgett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Lester<4>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at the age of 70. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Ellisville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Blodgett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<4>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Blodgett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laurel, which is the Seat of Jones County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Blodgett to Laurel, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,742 miles [10,850.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,326 miles [8,571.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Jones County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blodgett. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blodgett) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blodgett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4616, Longitude: -88.9864       In this case, the coordinates for Blodgett have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Blodgett 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.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Blodgett to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.829 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.342 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.558 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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