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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 Brown Town, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brown Town 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 Brown Town:
    • 31.070837, -88.436778
    • 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 Brown Town
  • 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 Brown Town ...

We have found two communities that share the name Brown Town.

Within Mississippi, the name Brown Town is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • Gaston County
      • This Brown Town is located in Gaston County and lies 516 miles [830.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brown Town that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gaston County community of Brown Town.
      • Pender County
      • This Brown Town is located in Pender County and lies 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the east northeast of the Brown Town that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pender County community of Brown Town.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brown Town ...

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.

  • Deer Park [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brown Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
  • Donovan [George County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donovan
    • Donovan [George County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Brown Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donovan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dueitt [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dueitt
    • Dueitt [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Brown Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dueitt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dueitt
  • Dwight [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dwight
    • Dwight [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Brown Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwight
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Earlville [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earlville
      • Earlville [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Brown Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlville
    • Gulfcrest [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfcrest
      • Gulfcrest [Mobile County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Brown Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfcrest
    • Hillman [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
      • Hillman [Greene County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Brown Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
    • Leakesville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leakesville
      • Leakesville [Greene County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Brown Town
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leakesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leakesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leakesville<3>
    • Rock Creek [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [George County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Brown Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Shipman [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shipman
      • Shipman [George County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Brown Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shipman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shipman

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 Brown Town. 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 ...
    • Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison     (Actor)
    • Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinegar Bend (Alabama) on Wednesday August 13, 1930 and died in Kerrville (Texas) on Sunday February 21, 1999 at the age of 68.
      • Vinegar Bend is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Brown Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell<4>

How Far From Brown Town to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Brown Town to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Leakesville, which is the Seat of Greene County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brown Town to Leakesville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 840 miles [1,351.8 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,737 miles [10,842.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,441 miles [11,975.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,319 miles [8,560.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Greene County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brown Town. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Brown Town) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brown Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brown Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brown Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0708, Longitude: -88.4368    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Brown Town 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 314.463 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.864 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.411 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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