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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 Carolina, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carolina 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 Carolina:
    • 34.118050, -88.482312
    • 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 Carolina
  • 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 Carolina ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Carolina.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Carolina.

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

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Issaquena County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Carolina [Issaquena County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Covington County
      • This Carolina is located in Covington County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Carolina that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Carolina.
    • Florida
      • Osceola County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Carolina [Osceola County].
    • Georgia
      • Gwinnett 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 Georgia community of Carolina [Gwinnett County].
    • Kansas
      • Doniphan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Carolina [Doniphan County].
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Carolina is located in Bienville Parish and lies 289 miles [465.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Carolina that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Carolina.
    • North Carolina
      • Alamance County
      • This Carolina is located in Alamance County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Carolina that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alamance County community of Carolina.
      • Gaston County
      • This Carolina is located in Gaston County and lies 412 miles [663 km] to the east northeast of the Carolina that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gaston County community of Carolina.
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Carolina is located in Washington County and lies 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Carolina that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Carolina.
    • South Carolina
      • Dillon County
      • This Carolina is located in Dillon County and lies 516 miles [830.4 km]<2> to the east of the Carolina that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dillon County community of Carolina.
      • Marion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Carolina [Marion County].
    • Texas
      • Walker County
      • This Carolina is located in Walker County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Carolina that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Carolina.
    • West Virginia
      • Marion County
      • This Carolina is located in Marion County and lies 585 miles [941.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Carolina that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Carolina.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carolina ...

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.

  • Ales [Monroe County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ales
    • Ales [Monroe County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Carolina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ales have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Brewer [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewer
    • Brewer [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Carolina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brewer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
  • Cardsville [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardsville
    • Cardsville [Itawamba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Carolina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardsville
  • Central Grove [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Grove
    • Central Grove [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Carolina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Grove
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    • Cotton Gin Ferry [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Ferry
      • Cotton Gin Ferry [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Gin Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Gin Ferry
    • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Port
      • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Carolina
    • Evergreen [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Itawamba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Carolina
      • 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
    • Fields Ferry [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Ferry
      • Fields Ferry [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Ferry
    • Greenwood [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Itawamba County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Carolina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Longview [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Union [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Wildwood [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Carolina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Carolina. 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 ...
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Carolina.
      • Shannon is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<5>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Carolina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<5>

How Far From Carolina to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Carolina to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fulton, which is the Seat of Itawamba County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Carolina to Fulton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the southwest (SW). 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 715 miles [1,150.7 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 6,592 miles [10,608.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,307 miles [11,759.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Itawamba County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Itawamba County: www.co.itawamba.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Carolina 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Carolina) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carolina. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carolina

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carolina. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1180, Longitude: -88.4823    
<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 Carolina, 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>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 Carolina 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 314.739 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.598 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.86 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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