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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 Carter, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carter 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 Carter:
    • 32.989018, -90.449258
    • 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 Carter
  • 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 Carter ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Carter.

There are two communities within Mississippi that are also named Carter.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Coahoma County
      • This Carter is located in Coahoma County and lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the north of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coahoma County community of Carter.
    • Perry 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 Mississippi community of Carter [Perry County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Washington 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 Arkansas community of Carter [Washington County].
    • Delaware
      • Kent 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 Delaware community of Carter [Kent County].
    • Kansas
      • Washington 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 Kansas community of Carter [Washington County].
    • Kentucky
      • Carter County
      • This Carter is located in Carter County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Carter.
    • Montana
      • Chouteau County
      • This Carter is located in Chouteau County and lies 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chouteau County community of Carter.
      • Missoula 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 Montana community of Carter [Missoula County].
    • Nebraska
      • Harlan County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Harlan County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harlan County community of Carter.
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Carter.
    • North Carolina
      • Gates County
      • This Carter is located in Gates County and lies 814 miles [1,310 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gates County community of Carter.
      • Stokes 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 North Carolina community of Carter [Stokes County].
    • Ohio
      • Washington 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 Ohio community of Carter [Washington County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Beckham County
      • This Carter is located in Beckham County and lies 539 miles [867.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beckham County community of Carter.
      • Cherokee 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 Oklahoma community of Carter [Cherokee County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • This Carter is located in Butler County and lies 801 miles [1,289.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Carter.
    • South Carolina
      • Colleton 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 South Carolina community of Carter [Colleton County].
    • South Dakota
      • Tripp County
      • This Carter is located in Tripp County and lies 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tripp County community of Carter.
    • Tennessee
      • Carter County
      • This Carter is located in Carter County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Carter.
      • Knox County
      • This Carter is located in Knox County and lies 436 miles [701.7 km] to the east northeast of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Carter.
    • Texas
      • Denton County
      • This Carter is located in Denton County and lies 385 miles [619.6 km]<1> to the west of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Denton County community of Carter.
      • Parker County
      • This Carter is located in Parker County and lies 422 miles [679.1 km] to the west of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parker County community of Carter.
    • Virginia
      • Wythe 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 Virginia community of Carter [Wythe County].
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette 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 West Virginia community of Carter [Fayette County].
      • Upshur County
      • This Carter is located in Upshur County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Upshur County community of Carter.
    • Wisconsin
      • Forest County
      • This Carter is located in Forest County and lies 861 miles [1,385.6 km]<1> to the north of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forest County community of Carter.
      • Iron County
      • This Carter is located in Iron County and lies 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the north of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Carter.
    • Wyoming
      • Uinta County
      • This Carter is located in Uinta County and lies 1,239 miles [1,994 km]<1> to the northwest of the Carter that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Uinta County community of Carter.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carter ...

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.

  • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Carter
    • Bee Lake has also been known as:
    • Bee Lake Plantation
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
  • Dover [Yazoo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Yazoo County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Carter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Eden [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Carter
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Gassaway Ferry [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway Ferry
    • Gassaway Ferry [Yazoo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Carter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gassaway Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway Ferry
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Gum Grove [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Grove
      • Gum Grove [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Carter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Grove
    • Lake City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Humphreys County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Carter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Carter
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Midnight [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midnight
      • Midnight [Humphreys County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Carter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midnight have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midnight
    • Pluto [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pluto
      • Pluto [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Carter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pluto have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pluto
    • Romeo [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romeo
      • Romeo [Humphreys County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Carter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romeo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romeo
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Carter
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Sleepy Hollow [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Humphreys County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Carter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow
    • Stonewall [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Carter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall

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 Carter. 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 ...
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Carter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<5>
    • Muddy Waters     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) on Friday April 4, 1913 and died in Westmont (Illinois) on Saturday April 30, 1983 at the age of 70. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Rolling Fork is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Carter.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Yazoo City, which is the Seat of Yazoo County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Carter to Yazoo City, 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 49 miles [78.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,727 miles [10,826.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,444 miles [11,980 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,319 miles [8,560.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carter. 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 '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- Carter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9890, Longitude: -90.4493       In this case, the coordinates for Carter 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 Carter 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 Carter, 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 Carter 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 315.868 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.755 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.888 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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