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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 Carpenter, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carpenter 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 Carpenter:
    • 32.034117, -90.680153
    • 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 Carpenter
  • 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 Carpenter ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Carpenter.

Within Mississippi, the name Carpenter is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 26 communities, 24 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin County
      • This Carpenter is located in Baldwin County and lies 184 miles [296.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Carpenter.
      • Jackson 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 Alabama community of Carpenter [Jackson County].
      • Washington County
      • This Carpenter is located in Washington County and lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the east southeast of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Carpenter.
    • Arkansas
      • Drew County
      • This Carpenter is located in Drew County and lies 116 miles [186.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Drew County community of Carpenter.
    • California
      • Alameda County
      • This Carpenter is located in Alameda County and lies 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alameda County community of Carpenter.
    • Colorado
      • Mesa 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 Colorado community of Carpenter [Mesa County].
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Carpenter is located in New Castle County and lies 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Carpenter.
    • Illinois
      • Madison County
      • This Carpenter is located in Madison County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<1> to the north of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Carpenter.
    • Iowa
      • Mitchell County
      • This Carpenter is located in Mitchell County and lies 796 miles [1,281 km]<1> to the north of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mitchell County community of Carpenter.
    • Kentucky
      • Whitley County
      • This Carpenter is located in Whitley County and lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitley County community of Carpenter.
    • Michigan
      • Emmet 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 Michigan community of Carpenter [Emmet County].
      • Lapeer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Carpenter [Lapeer County].
    • Montana
      • Gallatin County
      • This Carpenter is located in Gallatin County and lies 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of Carpenter.
    • Nebraska
      • Box Butte 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 Nebraska community of Carpenter [Box Butte County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Carpenter lies 1,613 miles [2,595.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
    • New Mexico
      • Bernalillo County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Bernalillo County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bernalillo County community of Carpenter.
    • North Carolina
      • Wake County
      • This Carpenter is located in Wake County and lies 724 miles [1,165.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Carpenter.
    • Ohio
      • Holmes County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Holmes County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holmes County community of Carpenter.
      • Meigs County
      • This Carpenter is located in Meigs County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Carpenter.
    • Oklahoma
      • Custer County
      • This Carpenter is located in Custer County and lies 553 miles [890 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Carpenter.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lycoming 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 Pennsylvania community of Carpenter [Lycoming County].
      • Philadelphia County
      • This Carpenter is located in Philadelphia County and lies 1,024 miles [1,648 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Philadelphia County community of Carpenter.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Carpenter lies 1,610 miles [2,591 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
    • South Dakota
      • Clark County
      • This Carpenter is located in Clark County and lies 953 miles [1,533.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Carpenter.
    • Texas
      • Wilson County
      • This Carpenter is located in Wilson County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Carpenter.
    • Wyoming
      • Laramie County
      • This Carpenter is located in Laramie County and lies 979 miles [1,575.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Carpenter that is located in Copiah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laramie County community of Carpenter.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carpenter ...

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.

  • Chapel Hill [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Carpenter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Dentville [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dentville
    • Dentville [Copiah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Carpenter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dentville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Carpenter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duke have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duke
  • Harperville [Copiah County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harperville
    • Harperville [Copiah County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Carpenter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harperville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Hermanville [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermanville
      • Hermanville [Claiborne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Carpenter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermanville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermanville
    • Hoodtown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoodtown
      • Hoodtown [Copiah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Carpenter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoodtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Carpenter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jack have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Carpenter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Carpenter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
    • Spring Plains [Claiborne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Plains
      • Spring Plains [Claiborne County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Carpenter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Willing [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willing
      • Willing [Copiah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Carpenter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 Carpenter. 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 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Carpenter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Carpenter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<5>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Carpenter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russel<5>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Carpenter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russell<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hazlehurst, which is the Seat of Copiah County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Carpenter to Hazlehurst, with an average speed<6> 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 most of a day.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). 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 most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 900 miles [1,448.4 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,783 miles [10,916.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,498 miles [12,066.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,373 miles [8,647 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Copiah County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carpenter. 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- Carpenter) 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 Carpenter. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carpenter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carpenter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0341, Longitude: -90.6802    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Carpenter 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 Carpenter, 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 Carpenter 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 315.92 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.687 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.141 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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