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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 Bolivar, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bolivar 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 Bolivar:
    • 33.897334, -88.443375
    • 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 Bolivar
  • 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 Bolivar ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Bolivar.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Bolivar.

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

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Bolivar County
      • This Bolivar is located in Bolivar County and lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<1> to the west of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bolivar County community of Bolivar.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jackson County
      • This Bolivar is located in Jackson County and lies 167 miles [268.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Bolivar.
    • Georgia
      • Bartow County
      • This Bolivar is located in Bartow County and lies 215 miles [346 km]<1> to the east of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bartow County community of Bolivar.
    • Indiana
      • Wabash County
      • This Bolivar is located in Wabash County and lies 509 miles [819.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabash County community of Bolivar.
    • Louisiana
      • Tangipahoa Parish
      • This Bolivar is located in Tangipahoa Parish and lies 238 miles [383 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tangipahoa Parish community of Bolivar.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Bolivar is located in Frederick County and lies 712 miles [1,145.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Bolivar.
    • Missouri
      • Polk County
      • This Bolivar is located in Polk County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Bolivar.
    • New York
      • Allegany County
      • This Bolivar is located in Allegany County and lies 793 miles [1,276.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Bolivar.
      • Madison County
      • This Bolivar is located in Madison County and lies 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the northeast of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Bolivar.
    • Ohio
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This Bolivar is located in Tuscarawas County and lies 603 miles [970.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of Bolivar.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Bolivar is located in Westmoreland County and lies 679 miles [1,092.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Bolivar.
    • Tennessee
      • Hardeman County
      • This Bolivar is located in Hardeman County and lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardeman County community of Bolivar.
    • Texas
      • Denton County
      • This Bolivar is located in Denton County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<1> to the west of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Denton County community of Bolivar.
    • West Virginia
      • Jefferson County
      • This Bolivar is located in Jefferson County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bolivar that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Bolivar.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bolivar ...

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.

  • Coon Tail [Monroe County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coon Tail
    • Coon Tail [Monroe County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coon Tail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cotton Gin Ferry [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Ferry
    • Cotton Gin Ferry [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Gin Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Gin Ferry
  • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Port
    • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
  • Evergreen [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Fields Ferry [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Ferry
      • Fields Ferry [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Ferry
    • Green Acres [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Grubb Springs [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grubb Springs
      • Grubb Springs [Monroe County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grubb Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hillcrest [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Longview [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Piney Grove [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
      • Piney Grove [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove
    • Tucker Place [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker Place
      • Tucker Place [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker Place
    • Wildwood [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Wise Gap [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wise Gap
      • Wise Gap [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wise Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wise Gap

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 Bolivar. 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 ...
    • Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong     (Professional boxer)
    • Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett     (Musician)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Bolivar.
      • Shannon is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Bolivar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<3>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Bolivar.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<3>
    • Andrew Patrick Wood     (Musician)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Bolivar once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Bolivar and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Aberdeen, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 148 miles [238.2 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Bolivar to Jackson, with an average speed<5>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 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,601 miles [10,623.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,316 miles [11,774 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Monroe County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecountyms.org

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 from Point A (ie- Bolivar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bolivar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8973, Longitude: -88.4434       In this case, the coordinates for Bolivar 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>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 Bolivar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Bolivar 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 314.699 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.523 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.888 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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