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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 Calvary, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Calvary 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 Calvary:
    • 33.089016, -89.126453
    • 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 Calvary
  • 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 Calvary ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Calvary.

Within Mississippi, the name Calvary is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marengo County
      • This Calvary is located in Marengo County and lies 97 miles [156.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Calvary that is located in Winston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marengo County community of Calvary.
    • Georgia
      • Decatur 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 Georgia community of Calvary [Decatur County].
      • Grady County
      • This Calvary is located in Grady County and lies 324 miles [521.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Calvary that is located in Winston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grady County community of Calvary.
    • Illinois
      • Cook 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 Illinois community of Calvary [Cook County].
    • Kentucky
      • Marion County
      • This Calvary is located in Marion County and lies 375 miles [603.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Calvary that is located in Winston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Calvary.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Calvary is located in Harford County and lies 841 miles [1,353.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Calvary that is located in Winston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Calvary.
    • Ohio
      • Montgomery County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Montgomery County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Calvary.
      • Morgan 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 Ohio community of Calvary [Morgan County].
    • Tennessee
      • Dyer County
      • This Calvary is located in Dyer County and lies 215 miles [346 km]<1> to the north of the Calvary that is located in Winston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dyer County community of Calvary.
    • Texas
      • Wood County
      • This Calvary is located in Wood County and lies 371 miles [597.1 km]<1> to the west of the Calvary that is located in Winston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Calvary.
    • Virginia
      • Shenandoah County
      • This Calvary is located in Shenandoah County and lies 712 miles [1,145.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Calvary that is located in Winston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shenandoah County community of Calvary.
    • Wisconsin
      • Fond du Lac County
      • This Calvary is located in Fond du Lac County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<1> to the north of the Calvary that is located in Winston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fond du Lac County community of Calvary.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calvary ...

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.

  • Claytown [Winston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claytown
    • Claytown [Winston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Calvary
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claytown
  • Edgefield [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
    • Edgefield [Attala County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Calvary
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgefield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Evergreen [Winston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [Winston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Calvary
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
  • Ford [Winston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford
    • Ford [Winston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Calvary
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford
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    • Gum Springs [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Springs
      • Gum Springs [Winston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Calvary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Springs
    • Highpoint [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highpoint
      • Highpoint [Winston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Calvary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highpoint
    • Liberty [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Winston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Calvary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Louisville [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Winston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Calvary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<5>
    • Randalls Bluff [Winston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randalls Bluff
      • Randalls Bluff [Winston County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Calvary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randalls Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rural Hill [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Hill
      • Rural Hill [Winston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Calvary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Hill
    • Vowell [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vowell
      • Vowell [Winston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Calvary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vowell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vowell

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 Calvary. 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 ...
    • 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).
      • Ackerman is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Calvary.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<6>
    • Archie Dees     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Ethel (Mississippi) on Saturday February 22, 1936 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Monday April 4, 2016 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Ethel is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Calvary.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<6>
    • Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Philadelphia (Mississippi) on Monday August 16, 1937 and died on Wednesday July 1, 1992 at the age of 54. He is buried at Biloxi National Cemetery (Harrison County, Mississippi).
      • Philadelphia is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Calvary.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Louisville, which is the Seat of Winston County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Calvary to Jackson, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,668 miles [10,731.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,382 miles [11,880.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,257 miles [8,460.3 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 Calvary. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Calvary) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calvary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0890, Longitude: -89.1265       In this case, the coordinates for Calvary 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Calvary 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 Calvary, 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 Calvary 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 315.058 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.829 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.325 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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