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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 Brownfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brownfield 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 Brownfield:
    • 34.990089, -88.892559
    • 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 Brownfield
  • 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 Brownfield ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Brownfield.

Within Mississippi, the name Brownfield is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Brownfield lies 1,629 miles [2,621.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brownfield that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfield
    • Illinois
      • Pope County
      • This Brownfield is located in Pope County and lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<1> to the north of the Brownfield that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of Brownfield.
    • Maine
      • Oxford County
      • This Brownfield is located in Oxford County and lies 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brownfield that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oxford County community of Brownfield.
    • Missouri
      • Laclede County
      • This Brownfield is located in Laclede County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brownfield that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laclede County community of Brownfield.
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Belmont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Brownfield.
      • Wayne County
      • This community is historic and although located in Wayne County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Brownfield.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette County
      • This Brownfield is located in Fayette County and lies 604 miles [972 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brownfield that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Brownfield.
    • Texas
      • Terry County
      • This Brownfield is located in Terry County and lies 774 miles [1,245.6 km]<1> to the west of the Brownfield that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Terry County community of Brownfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brownfield ...

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.

  • Falkner [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
    • Falkner [Tippah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Brownfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkner<4>
  • Hopewell [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell [Benton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Brownfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
  • Lacy [Hardeman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacy
    • Lacy [Hardeman County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Brownfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy
  • Lisbon [Hardeman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
    • Lisbon [Hardeman County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Brownfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lone Pine [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Pine
      • Lone Pine [Alcorn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Brownfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Pine
    • Pocahontas [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Hardeman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Brownfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocahontas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocahontas<4>
    • Poor [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poor
      • Poor [Hardeman County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Brownfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poor
    • Porters Creek [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters Creek
      • Porters Creek [Hardeman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Brownfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters Creek
    • Rogers Springs [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Springs
      • Rogers Springs [Hardeman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Brownfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Springs
    • Walnut [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Tippah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Brownfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 754 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut<4>

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 Brownfield. 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 ...
    • John Lewis Dodge, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Saturday April 27, 1889 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at the age of 27. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Bolivar is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Brownfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<5>
    • Etheridge Knight     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Corinth (Mississippi) on Sunday April 19, 1931 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday March 10, 1991 at the age of 59. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Corinth is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Brownfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Etheridge Knight<5>
    • Robert Gene 'Red' West     (Actor, stuntman)
      • Actor, stuntman. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Sunday March 8, 1936 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday July 18, 2017 at the age of 81. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Bolivar is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Brownfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Gene 'Red' West<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ripley, which is the Seat of Tippah County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Brownfield to Ripley, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 199 miles [320.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 707 miles [1,137.8 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 6,566 miles [10,567 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,161 miles [8,305.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brownfield. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brownfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9901, Longitude: -88.8926       In this case, the coordinates for Brownfield 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 Brownfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Brownfield 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 315.05 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.078 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.855 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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