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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 Brazelia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brazelia 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 Brazelia:
    • 33.173735, -88.362537
    • 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 Brazelia
  • 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 Brazelia ...

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.

  • Center Point [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
    • Center Point [Noxubee County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Brazelia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crow [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow
    • Crow [Noxubee County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Brazelia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Foxtrap [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxtrap
    • Foxtrap [Noxubee County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Brazelia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxtrap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Grantsville [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
    • Grantsville [Noxubee County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Brazelia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pickens Ferry [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens Ferry
      • Pickens Ferry [Pickens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Brazelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens Ferry
    • Pickensville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickensville
      • Pickensville [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Brazelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickensville
    • Pickensville Ferry [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickensville Ferry
      • Pickensville Ferry [Pickens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Brazelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickensville Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickensville Ferry
    • Plantersville [Noxubee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Noxubee County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Brazelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prairie Point [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Point
      • Prairie Point [Noxubee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Brazelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Point
    • Ravine [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravine
      • Ravine [Noxubee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Brazelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravine
    • X-Prairie [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for X-Prairie
      • X-Prairie [Noxubee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Brazelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for X-Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on X-Prairie

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 Brazelia. 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)
    • Carey Bell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at the age of 70.
      • Macon is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Brazelia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<3>
    • Jesse Fortune     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at the age of 79.
      • Macon is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Brazelia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<3>
    • Bobby Ray Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Geiger (Alabama) on Saturday February 28, 1942 and died in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) on Sunday August 5, 2012 at the age of 70. He is buried at Wyuka Cemetery (Lancaster County, Nebraska).
      • Geiger is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Brazelia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Ray Williams<3>
    • Andrew Patrick Wood     (Musician)

How Far From Brazelia to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Brazelia 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 Brazelia once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Brazelia and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Macon, which is the Seat of Noxubee County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brazelia to Macon, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,632 miles [10,673.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,345 miles [11,820.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,220 miles [8,400.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Noxubee County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Brazelia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brazelia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1737, Longitude: -88.3625       In this case, the coordinates for Brazelia 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 Brazelia, 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 Brazelia 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 314.597 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.306 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.997 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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