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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 Carto, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carto 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 Carto:
    • 31.121290, -90.078142
    • 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 Carto
  • 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 Carto ...

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.

  • Bridges [Walthall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridges
    • Bridges [Walthall County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Carto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridges
  • China Grove [Walthall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China Grove
    • China Grove [Walthall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Carto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for China Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on China Grove
  • Flowers [Walthall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowers
    • Flowers [Walthall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Carto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowers
  • Holly Springs [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
    • Holly Springs [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Carto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
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    • Hurricane Creek [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane Creek
      • Hurricane Creek [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Carto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane Creek
    • Jamestown [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Carto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Lovelace [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovelace
      • Lovelace [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Carto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovelace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovelace
    • Mildred [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mildred
      • Mildred [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Carto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mildred have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mildred
    • Pickwick [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickwick
      • Pickwick [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Carto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickwick
    • Progress [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progress
      • Progress [Pike County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Carto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progress have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progress
    • Rushing [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushing
      • Rushing [Walthall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Carto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushing

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 Carto. 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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    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Carto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<3>
    • Britney Spears     (Singer, dancer, actress)
      • Singer, dancer, actress. She was born in McComb (Mississippi) on Wednesday December 2, 1981
      • McComb is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Carto.

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

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

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    • Tylertown, which is the Seat of Walthall County and lies just to the West.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Carto to Jackson, with an average speed<4>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 910 miles [1,464.5 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,804 miles [10,950 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,513 miles [12,091 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,389 miles [8,672.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Walthall County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1213, Longitude: -90.0781       In this case, the coordinates for Carto 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>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.
<5>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 Carto to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.456 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.026 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.044 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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