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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 Bommers, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bommers 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 Bommers:
    • 33.055681, -90.696484
    • 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 Bommers
  • 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 Bommers ...

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.

  • Delta City [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
    • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bommers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
  • Holland Landing [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland Landing
    • Holland Landing [Sharkey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bommers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland Landing
  • Hollands [Sharkey County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollands
    • Hollands [Sharkey County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Bommers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Louise [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
    • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bommers
    • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
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    • Midnight [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midnight
      • Midnight [Humphreys County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Bommers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midnight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midnight
    • Murphy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bommers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Murphy Ferry [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy Ferry
      • Murphy Ferry [Humphreys County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bommers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy Ferry
    • Romeo [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romeo
      • Romeo [Humphreys County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Bommers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romeo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romeo
    • Sleepy Hollow [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Humphreys County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bommers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow

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 Bommers. 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 ...
    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Bommers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bommers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<3>
    • Muddy Waters     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) on Friday April 4, 1913 and died in Westmont (Illinois) on Saturday April 30, 1983 at the age of 70. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Rolling Fork is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Bommers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rolling Fork, which is the Seat of Sharkey County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bommers to Rolling Fork, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 59 miles [95 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,733 miles [10,835.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,452 miles [11,992.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,327 miles [8,573 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sharkey County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bommers. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bommers) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bommers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0557, Longitude: -90.6965       In this case, the coordinates for Bommers 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 Bommers 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 316.028 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.95 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.98 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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