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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 Bowling Green, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bowling Green 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 Bowling Green:
    • 33.162627, -89.913140
    • 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 Bowling Green
  • 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 Bowling Green ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Bowling Green.

Within Mississippi, the name Bowling Green is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another twenty communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twenty communities, nineteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Sacramento 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 California community of Bowling Green [Sacramento County].
    • Florida
      • Hardee County
      • This Bowling Green is located in Hardee County and lies 614 miles [988.1 km]<2> to the southeast of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardee County community of Bowling Green.
    • Georgia
      • Oglethorpe 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 Georgia community of Bowling Green [Oglethorpe County].
    • Illinois
      • Woodford 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 Illinois community of Bowling Green [Woodford County].
    • Indiana
      • Clay County
      • This Bowling Green is located in Clay County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Bowling Green.
    • Kansas
      • Franklin 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 Kansas community of Bowling Green [Franklin County].
      • Sumner 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 Kansas community of Bowling Green [Sumner County].
    • Kentucky
      • Warren County
      • This Bowling Green is located in Warren County and lies 328 miles [527.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Bowling Green.
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • This Bowling Green is located in Allegany County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Bowling Green.
    • Missouri
      • Pike County
      • This Bowling Green is located in Pike County and lies 432 miles [695.2 km]<2> to the north of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Bowling Green.
    • New York
      • New York 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 York community of Bowling Green [New York County].
    • Ohio
      • Brown County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Brown County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Bowling Green.
      • Licking County
      • This community is historic and although located in Licking County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Licking County community of Bowling Green.
      • Wood County
      • This Bowling Green is located in Wood County and lies 663 miles [1,067 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Bowling Green.
    • Ontario
      • This Bowling Green lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware County
      • This Bowling Green is located in Delaware County and lies 929 miles [1,495.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Bowling Green.
    • South Carolina
      • York County
      • This Bowling Green is located in York County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Bowling Green.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Bowling Green is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,317 miles [2,119.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Bowling Green.
    • Virginia
      • Caroline County
      • This Bowling Green is located in Caroline County and lies 781 miles [1,256.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Bowling Green.
      • Roanoke City
      • This Bowling Green is located in Roanoke City and lies 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the east northeast of the Bowling Green that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke City community of Bowling Green.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bowling Green ...

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.

  • Black Hawk [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Hawk
    • Black Hawk [Carroll County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Bowling Green
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Hawk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Hawk
  • Bowlin [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowlin
    • Bowlin [Attala County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Bowling Green
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowlin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Earlyville [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earlyville
    • Earlyville [Attala County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Bowling Green
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlyville
  • Franklin [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Bowling Green
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Bowling Green
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<5>
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Bowling Green
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Oregon [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
      • Oregon [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Bowling Green
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • Pleasant Ridge [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Attala County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Bowling Green
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Poplar Springs [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Bowling Green
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Possumneck [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possumneck
      • Possumneck [Attala County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Bowling Green
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumneck
    • Rockport [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Attala County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Bowling Green
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rocky Point [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Attala County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Bowling Green
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Unity [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity
      • Unity [Attala County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Bowling Green
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Williams Ferry [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Ferry
      • Williams Ferry [Attala County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Bowling Green
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Ferry

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 Bowling Green. 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 ...
    • Archie Dees     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Ethel (Mississippi) on Saturday February 22, 1936 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Monday April 4, 2016 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Ethel is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Bowling Green.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<6>
    • 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 northwest of Bowling Green.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<6>
    • 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 northwest of Bowling Green.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<6>
    • Roebuck 'Pops' Staples     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Winona (Mississippi) on Monday December 28, 1914 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday December 19, 2000 at the age of 86. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Winona is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Bowling Green.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roebuck 'Pops' Staples<6>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Bowling Green.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Holmes County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Bowling Green to Jackson, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,696 miles [10,776.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,413 miles [11,930.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,288 miles [8,510.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.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 Bowling Green 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bowling Green) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowling Green. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1626, Longitude: -89.9131       In this case, the coordinates for Bowling Green have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Bowling Green, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Bowling Green to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.55 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.409 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.635 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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