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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 Brewer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brewer 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 Brewer:
    • 31.372674, -88.866434
    • 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 Brewer
  • 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 Brewer ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Brewer.

There are two communities within Mississippi that are also named Brewer.

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

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Clarke County
      • This Brewer is located in Clarke County and lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Brewer that is located in Perry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Brewer.
    • Lee County
      • This Brewer is located in Lee County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km]<1> to the north of the Brewer that is located in Perry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Brewer.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Cleburne County
      • This Brewer is located in Cleburne County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Brewer that is located in Perry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cleburne County community of Brewer.
    • Georgia
      • Effingham 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 Georgia community of Brewer [Effingham County].
      • Long 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 Brewer [Long County].
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion 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 Illinois community of Brewer [Vermilion County].
    • Kansas
      • Ottawa County
      • This Brewer is located in Ottawa County and lies 733 miles [1,179.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brewer that is located in Perry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Brewer.
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This Brewer is located in Penobscot County and lies 1,426 miles [2,294.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brewer that is located in Perry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Brewer.
    • Michigan
      • Saginaw 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 Brewer [Saginaw County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis 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 Minnesota community of Brewer [Saint Louis County].
    • Missouri
      • Perry County
      • This Brewer is located in Perry County and lies 446 miles [717.8 km]<1> to the north of the Brewer that is located in Perry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Brewer.
    • Montana
      • Broadwater County
      • This Brewer is located in Broadwater County and lies 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brewer that is located in Perry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Broadwater County community of Brewer.
    • Nebraska
      • Keya Paha County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Keya Paha County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keya Paha County community of Brewer.
    • Ohio
      • Fairfield 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 Ohio community of Brewer [Fairfield County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Pittsburg County
      • This Brewer is located in Pittsburg County and lies 469 miles [754.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Brewer that is located in Perry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsburg County community of Brewer.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Brewer lies 1,527 miles [2,457.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Brewer that is located in Perry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
    • Texas
      • Freestone 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 Texas community of Brewer [Freestone County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brewer ...

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.

  • Clara [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clara
    • Clara [Wayne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Brewer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clara
  • Clark [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Greene County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Brewer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
  • Good Hope [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Perry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Brewer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Brewer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Hercules Station [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hercules Station
      • Hercules Station [Perry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Brewer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hercules Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hercules Station
    • Indian Springs [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
      • Indian Springs [Perry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Brewer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
    • Jonathan [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonathan
      • Jonathan [Greene County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Brewer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonathan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonathan
    • Little Creek [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Creek
      • Little Creek [Perry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Brewer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Creek
    • Monarch [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
      • Monarch [Jones County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Brewer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Brewer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Sand Hill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Brewer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill

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 Brewer. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Brewer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<5>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Brewer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Lester<5>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Brewer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<5>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Brewer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • New Augusta, which is the Seat of Perry County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brewer to New Augusta, with an average speed<6> 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 100 miles [160.9 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 845 miles [1,359.9 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,741 miles [10,848.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,447 miles [11,984.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,324 miles [8,568.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Perry County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brewer. 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 from Point A (ie- Brewer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brewer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3727, Longitude: -88.8664       In this case, the coordinates for Brewer 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Brewer 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>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 Brewer, 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Brewer to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.749 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.237 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.526 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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