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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 Buena Vista Lakes, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Buena Vista Lakes 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 Buena Vista Lakes:
    • 34.734823, -90.007035
    • 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 Buena Vista Lakes
  • 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 Buena Vista Lakes ...

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.

  • Coldwater [Tate County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldwater
    • Coldwater [Tate County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Buena Vista Lakes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,533 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coldwater<3>
  • Cottonville [Tate County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonville
    • Cottonville [Tate County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Buena Vista Lakes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonville
  • Crockett [Tate County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett
    • Crockett [Tate County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Buena Vista Lakes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crockett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett
  • Cub Lake [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cub Lake
    • Cub Lake [DeSoto County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Buena Vista Lakes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cub Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cub Lake
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    • Deans Corner [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deans Corner
      • Deans Corner [DeSoto County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Buena Vista Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deans Corner
    • Eudora [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eudora
      • Eudora [DeSoto County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Buena Vista Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eudora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eudora
    • Hernando [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hernando
      • Hernando [DeSoto County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Buena Vista Lakes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hernando have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hernando
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hernando<3>
    • Independence [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Tate County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Buena Vista Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<3>
    • Love [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Love
      • Love [DeSoto County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Buena Vista Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Love
    • Pleasant Hill [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [DeSoto County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Buena Vista Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Robinson Gin [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson Gin
      • Robinson Gin [DeSoto County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Buena Vista Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson Gin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Gin
    • Trinity [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [DeSoto County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Buena Vista Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity

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 Buena Vista Lakes. 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.

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    • Johnny Ace     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at the age of 25. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<4>
    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<4>
    • Charles 'Packy' Axton     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at the age of 32. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton<4>
    • Kathy Bates     (Oscar winning actress, director)
      • Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Germantown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<4>
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<4>
    • Bobby 'Blue' Bland     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Rosemark (Tennessee) on Monday January 27, 1930 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 23, 2013 at the age of 83. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby 'Blue' Bland<4>
    • Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.     (Musician)
    • Lorraine Brox     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at the age of 92. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox<4>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<4>
    • James Carr     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<4>
    • O'Landa Draper     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday September 29, 1963 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday July 21, 1998 at the age of 34. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: O'Landa Draper<4>
    • Donald 'Duck' Dunn     (Musician, songwriter, producer)
      • Musician, songwriter, producer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Tokyo (Japan) on Sunday May 13, 2012 at the age of 70. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Buena Vista Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Duck' Dunn<4>

How Far From Buena Vista Lakes 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 Buena Vista Lakes to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hernando, which is the Seat of DeSoto County and lies just to the North.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 168 miles [270.4 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Buena Vista Lakes to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,622 miles [10,657.1 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 ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About DeSoto County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeSoto County: www.desotoms.com/

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- Buena Vista Lakes) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buena Vista Lakes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7348, Longitude: -90.0070       In this case, the coordinates for Buena Vista Lakes 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>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 Buena Vista Lakes 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 315.733 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.834 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.384 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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