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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 Bristow, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bristow 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 Bristow:
    • 34.005386, -88.363930
    • 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 Bristow
  • 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 Bristow ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Bristow.

Within Mississippi, the name Bristow is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This Bristow is located in Cherokee County and lies 148 miles [238.2 km]<1> to the east of the Bristow that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Bristow.
    • Indiana
      • Perry County
      • This Bristow is located in Perry County and lies 299 miles [481.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bristow that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Bristow.
    • Iowa
      • Butler County
      • This Bristow is located in Butler County and lies 653 miles [1,050.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bristow that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Bristow.
    • Kansas
      • Osborne County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Osborne County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osborne County community of Bristow.
    • Kentucky
      • Warren County
      • This Bristow is located in Warren County and lies 236 miles [379.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bristow that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Bristow.
    • Missouri
      • Vernon County
      • This Bristow is located in Vernon County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bristow that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Bristow.
    • Nebraska
      • Boyd County
      • This Bristow is located in Boyd County and lies 822 miles [1,322.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bristow that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boyd County community of Bristow.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Bristow [Mecklenburg County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Creek County
      • This Bristow is located in Creek County and lies 471 miles [758 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bristow that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Creek County community of Bristow.
    • South Carolina
      • Marlboro County
      • This Bristow is located in Marlboro County and lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<1> to the east of the Bristow that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marlboro County community of Bristow.
    • Tennessee
      • Benton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Bristow [Benton County].
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This Bristow is located in Fairfax County and lies 702 miles [1,129.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bristow that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Bristow.
      • Prince William County
      • This Bristow is located in Prince William County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the east northeast of the Bristow that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince William County community of Bristow.
    • Wisconsin
      • Vernon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Bristow [Vernon County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bristow ...

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.

  • Ales [Monroe County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ales
    • Ales [Monroe County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bristow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ales have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cardsville [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardsville
    • Cardsville [Itawamba County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Bristow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardsville
  • Cotton Gin Ferry [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Ferry
    • Cotton Gin Ferry [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bristow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Gin Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bristow
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Fields Ferry [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Ferry
      • Fields Ferry [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bristow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Ferry
    • Longview [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bristow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Wildwood [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bristow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Bristow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wise Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 Bristow. 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 ...
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Bristow.
      • Shannon is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Bristow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Bristow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Aberdeen, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bristow to Aberdeen, 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 five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,592 miles [10,608.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,307 miles [11,759.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bristow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0054, Longitude: -88.3639       In this case, the coordinates for Bristow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Bristow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Bristow 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.
<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 Bristow 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 314.658 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.49 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.833 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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