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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 Burt, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Burt 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 Burt:
    • 34.495658, -89.333409
    • 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 Burt
  • 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 Burt ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Burt.

Within Mississippi, the name Burt is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Tazewell County
      • This Burt is located in Tazewell County and lies 403 miles [648.6 km]<1> to the north of the Burt that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Burt.
    • Iowa
      • Kossuth County
      • This Burt is located in Kossuth County and lies 655 miles [1,054.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Burt that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kossuth County community of Burt.
    • Kansas
      • Woodson 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 Kansas community of Burt [Woodson County].
    • Michigan
      • Saginaw County
      • This Burt is located in Saginaw County and lies 670 miles [1,078.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Burt that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saginaw County community of Burt.
    • New York
      • Niagara County
      • This Burt is located in Niagara County and lies 833 miles [1,340.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Burt that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Niagara County community of Burt.
    • North Carolina
      • Wake 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 North Carolina community of Burt [Wake County].
    • North Dakota
      • Hettinger County
      • This Burt is located in Hettinger County and lies 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Burt that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hettinger County community of Burt.
    • Oklahoma
      • Tillman County
      • This Burt is located in Tillman County and lies 554 miles [891.6 km]<1> to the west of the Burt that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tillman County community of Burt.
    • Tennessee
      • Cannon County
      • This Burt is located in Cannon County and lies 201 miles [323.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Burt that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cannon County community of Burt.
    • Virginia
      • Sussex 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 Virginia community of Burt [Sussex County].
    • Washington
      • Pacific County
      • This Burt is located in Pacific County and lies 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Burt that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pacific County community of Burt.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Burt ...

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.

  • Cornersville [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
    • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Burt
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville
  • Denmark [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
    • Denmark [Lafayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Burt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denmark have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
  • Dukes Ferry [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dukes Ferry
    • Dukes Ferry [Lafayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Burt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dukes Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dukes Ferry
  • Enterprise [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Burt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Flatwood [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwood
      • Flatwood [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Burt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwood
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Burt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<5>
    • Keel [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keel
      • Keel [Lafayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Burt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keel
    • Molly Barr Cove [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Molly Barr Cove
      • Molly Barr Cove [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Burt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Molly Barr Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Molly Barr Cove
    • Poolville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poolville
      • Poolville [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Burt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poolville
    • Potts Camp [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
      • Potts Camp [Marshall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Burt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp<5>
    • Rocky Ford [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Burt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Rolling Woods [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Woods
      • Rolling Woods [Lafayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Burt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Woods
    • Rollings Woods [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollings Woods
      • Rollings Woods [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Burt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollings Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollings Woods

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 Burt. 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 ...
    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Oxford, which is the Seat of Lafayette County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Burt to Oxford, with an average speed<7> 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 159 miles [255.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,607 miles [10,632.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,327 miles [11,791.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,202 miles [8,371.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4957, Longitude: -89.3334       In this case, the coordinates for Burt 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Burt 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 Burt, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Burt to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.293 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.292 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.142 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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