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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 Center, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Center 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 Center:
    • 30.587691, -89.534782
    • 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 Center
  • 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 Center ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Center.

There are four communities within Mississippi that are also named Center.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 53 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Attala County
      • This Center is located in Attala County and lies 162 miles [260.7 km]<1> to the north of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Attala County community of Center.
    • Neshoba 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 Center [Neshoba County].
    • Union County
      • This Center is located in Union County and lies 270 miles [434.5 km]<1> to the north of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Center.
    • Webster County
      • This Center is located in Webster County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<1> to the north of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Center.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Winston County
      • This Center is located in Winston County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winston County community of Center.
    • Arkansas
      • Sharp County
      • This Center is located in Sharp County and lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sharp County community of Center.
    • Colorado
      • Saguache County
      • This Center is located in Saguache County and lies 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saguache County community of Center.
    • Georgia
      • Bartow County
      • This Center is located in Bartow County and lies 374 miles [601.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bartow County community of Center.
      • Decatur 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 Georgia community of Center [Decatur County].
      • Jackson County
      • This Center is located in Jackson County and lies 429 miles [690.4 km] to the northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Center.
      • Toombs County
      • This Center is located in Toombs County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km] to the east northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Toombs County community of Center.
    • Idaho
      • Boise 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 Idaho community of Center [Boise County].
    • Illinois
      • Tazewell 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 Illinois community of Center [Tazewell County].
    • Indiana
      • Howard County
      • This Center is located in Howard County and lies 707 miles [1,137.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Center.
      • Jay County
      • This Center is located in Jay County and lies 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the north northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jay County community of Center.
      • Warrick County
      • This Center is located in Warrick County and lies 530 miles [853 km] to the north northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warrick County community of Center.
    • Kansas
      • Chautauqua 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 Center [Chautauqua County].
      • Cherokee 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 Kansas community of Center [Cherokee County].
      • Crawford 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 Kansas community of Center [Crawford County].
      • Leavenworth 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 Kansas community of Center [Leavenworth County].
      • Pratt 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 Kansas community of Center [Pratt County].
      • Stafford 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 Kansas community of Center [Stafford County].
      • Woodson 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 Kansas community of Center [Woodson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Metcalfe County
      • This Center is located in Metcalfe County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Metcalfe County community of Center.
    • Maine
      • Hancock 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 Maine community of Center [Hancock County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex 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 Massachusetts community of Center [Middlesex County].
      • Plymouth 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 Massachusetts community of Center [Plymouth County].
    • Missouri
      • Ralls County
      • This Center is located in Ralls County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km]<1> to the north of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ralls County community of Center.
    • Nebraska
      • Knox County
      • This Center is located in Knox County and lies 949 miles [1,527.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Center.
    • New Jersey
      • Mercer 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 New Jersey community of Center [Mercer County].
    • 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 Center.
    • New York
      • Herkimer 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 New York community of Center [Herkimer County].
    • North Carolina
      • Davie County
      • This Center is located in Davie County and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davie County community of Center.
      • Guilford 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 Center [Guilford County].
      • Yadkin County
      • This Center is located in Yadkin County and lies 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yadkin County community of Center.
    • North Dakota
      • Oliver County
      • This Center is located in Oliver County and lies 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oliver County community of Center.
    • Ohio
      • Guernsey County
      • This Center is located in Guernsey County and lies 793 miles [1,276.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guernsey County community of Center.
      • Jefferson County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Jefferson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Center.
      • Lawrence 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 Ohio community of Center [Lawrence County].
      • Montgomery 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 Ohio community of Center [Montgomery County].
      • Noble County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Center [Noble County].
      • Seneca County
      • This Center is located in Seneca County and lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the north northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Seneca County community of Center.
    • Oklahoma
      • Oklahoma 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 Center [Oklahoma County].
      • Pontotoc County
      • This Center is located in Pontotoc County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pontotoc County community of Center.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Center is located in Allegheny County and lies 875 miles [1,408.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Center.
      • Juniata 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 Center [Juniata County].
      • Perry 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 Pennsylvania community of Center [Perry County].
    • South Dakota
      • McCook 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 Dakota community of Center [McCook County].
    • Tennessee
      • Crockett 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 Tennessee community of Center [Crockett County].
      • Henry 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 Tennessee community of Center [Henry County].
      • Lawrence County
      • This Center is located in Lawrence County and lies 350 miles [563.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Center.
      • Monroe 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 Tennessee community of Center [Monroe County].
    • Texas
      • Fisher County
      • This Center is located in Fisher County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fisher County community of Center.
      • Limestone County
      • This Center is located in Limestone County and lies 412 miles [663 km] to the west of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Limestone County community of Center.
      • Shelby County
      • This Center is located in Shelby County and lies 286 miles [460.3 km] to the west northwest of the Center that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Center.
    • Washington
      • Jefferson 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 Washington community of Center [Jefferson County].
    • West Virginia
      • Monongalia 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 Center [Monongalia County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Center ...

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.

  • Centre [Pearl River County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre
    • Centre [Pearl River County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crane Creek [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Creek
    • Crane Creek [Hancock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Creek
  • Derby [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [Pearl River County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
  • Flat Top [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Top
    • Flat Top [Hancock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Top have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Top
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Industrial [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industrial
      • Industrial [Pearl River County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industrial have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industrial
    • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Grove
      • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Center
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Grove
    • Kiln [Hancock County]
    • Leetown [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Hancock County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Palestine [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Pearl River County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Sellers [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Pearl River County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
    • Standard [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standard
      • Standard [Hancock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standard

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 Center. 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 ...
    • Tony Canzoneri     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Slidell (Louisiana) on Friday November 6, 1908 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Wednesday December 9, 1959 at the age of 51. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Slidell is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<6>

How Far From Center 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 Center 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 community of Center once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Center and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Bay Saint Louis, which is the Seat of Hancock County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Center to Bay Saint Louis, with an average speed<7> 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 124 miles [199.6 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,807 miles [10,954.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • 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).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,390 miles [8,674.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Center) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5877, Longitude: -89.5348       In this case, the coordinates for Center 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Center 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 Center, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Center to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.071 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.505 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.915 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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