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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 Carson Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carson Ridge 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 Carson Ridge:
    • 33.104295, -89.432017
    • 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 Carson Ridge
  • 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 Carson Ridge ...

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.

  • Cowpen [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowpen
    • Cowpen [Attala County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Carson Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowpen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Edgefield [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
    • Edgefield [Attala County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Carson Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ethel [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
    • Ethel [Attala County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Carson Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
  • Gregory [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
    • Gregory [Attala County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Carson Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Liberty Chapel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Chapel
      • Liberty Chapel [Attala County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Carson Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Chapel
    • Liberty Hill [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Attala County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Carson Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marvins Chapel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvins Chapel
      • Marvins Chapel [Attala County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Carson Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvins Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvins Chapel
    • Pilgrims Rest [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrims Rest
      • Pilgrims Rest [Attala County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Carson Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrims Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Plantation [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantation
      • Plantation [Attala County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Carson Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantation
    • Providence [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Attala County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Carson Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Rural Hill [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Hill
      • Rural Hill [Winston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Carson Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Hill
    • Tabernacle [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabernacle
      • Tabernacle [Attala County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Carson Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tabernacle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Carson Ridge. 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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    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Carson Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<3>
    • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Carson Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<3>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Carson Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<3>

How Far From Carson Ridge 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 Carson Ridge 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 Carson Ridge once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Carson Ridge and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Kosciusko, which is the Seat of Attala County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Carson Ridge to Kosciusko, with an average speed<5> 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 70 miles [112.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,680 miles [10,750.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,395 miles [11,901.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,270 miles [8,481.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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' (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- Carson Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carson Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1043, Longitude: -89.4320       In this case, the coordinates for Carson Ridge 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 Carson Ridge, 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 Carson Ridge 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 315.247 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.05 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.447 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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