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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 Castleman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Castleman 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 Castleman:
    • 33.203735, -90.518701
    • 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 Castleman
  • 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 Castleman ...

We have found one communities that share the name Castleman.

Within Mississippi, the name Castleman is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named Castleman in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Virginia
      • Clarke 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 Virginia community of Castleman [Clarke County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Castleman ...

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.

  • Butler [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Castleman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Choctaw [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw
    • Choctaw [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Castleman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw
  • Floyd [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
    • Floyd [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Castleman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floyd have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
  • Four Mile [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Mile
    • Four Mile [Humphreys County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Castleman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Mile
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Grass Lake [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Lake
      • Grass Lake [Humphreys County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Castleman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Lake
    • Gum Grove [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Grove
      • Gum Grove [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Castleman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Grove
    • Honey Island [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Island
      • Honey Island [Humphreys County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Castleman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Island
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Castleman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Midnight [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midnight
      • Midnight [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Castleman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midnight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midnight
    • Murphy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Castleman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Murphy Ferry [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy Ferry
      • Murphy Ferry [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Castleman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy Ferry
    • Oak Grove [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Castleman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Refuge [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Refuge
      • Refuge [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Castleman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Refuge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Refuge
    • Romeo [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romeo
      • Romeo [Humphreys County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Castleman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romeo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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]<2> to the south of Castleman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Stonewall [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Castleman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Swiftown [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftown
      • Swiftown [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Castleman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiftown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiftown

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 Castleman. 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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    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Castleman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<4>
    • 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).
      • Greenwood is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Castleman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<4>
    • B.B. King     (Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer)
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer. He was born in Itta Bena (Mississippi) on Wednesday September 16, 1925 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • Itta Bena is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Castleman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<4>
    • Juanita Moore     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Monday October 19, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at the age of 99. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenwood is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Castleman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<4>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Castleman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Castleman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Belzoni, which is the Seat of Humphreys County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 65 miles [104.6 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Castleman to Jackson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,719 miles [10,813.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,437 miles [11,968.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,312 miles [8,548.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 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 Castleman 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 '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- Castleman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castleman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2037, Longitude: -90.5187       In this case, the coordinates for Castleman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<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 Castleman 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 315.93 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.857 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.88 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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