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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 Burtonton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Burtonton 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 Burtonton:
    • 31.993212, -90.695933
    • 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 Burtonton
  • 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 Burtonton ...

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.

  • Carpenter [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
    • Carpenter [Copiah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Burtonton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
  • Dentville [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dentville
    • Dentville [Copiah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Burtonton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dentville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dentville
  • Duke [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duke
    • Duke [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Burtonton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duke
  • Hermanville [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermanville
    • Hermanville [Claiborne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Burtonton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermanville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermanville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hoodtown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoodtown
      • Hoodtown [Copiah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Burtonton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoodtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoodtown
    • Jack [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jack
      • Jack [Copiah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Burtonton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jack
    • Reedtown [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedtown
      • Reedtown [Hinds County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Burtonton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedtown
    • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
      • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Burtonton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
    • Willing [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willing
      • Willing [Copiah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Burtonton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willing

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 Burtonton. 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 ...
    • Johnny Fuller     (Gospel singer)
      • Gospel singer. He was born in Edwards (Mississippi) on Saturday April 20, 1929 and died in Oakland (California) on Monday May 20, 1985 at the age of 56. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Edwards is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Burtonton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<3>
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Hazlehurst is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Burtonton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<3>
    • Irwin Russel     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Thursday June 3, 1852 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 27. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Burtonton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russel<3>
    • Irwin Russell     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Friday June 3, 1853 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 26. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Burtonton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russell<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Burtonton once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Burtonton and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hazlehurst, which is the Seat of Copiah County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Burtonton to Hazlehurst, with an average speed<5> 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 6 hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,786 miles [10,921 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,500 miles [12,070.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,376 miles [8,651.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Copiah County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burtonton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burtonton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9932, Longitude: -90.6959       In this case, the coordinates for Burtonton 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>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.
<4>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 Burtonton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Burtonton 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 315.925 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.689 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.154 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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