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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 Centre, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Centre 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 Centre:
    • 30.717967, -89.555063
    • 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 Centre
  • 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 Centre ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Centre.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Centre.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nine communities, eight are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Attala 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 Mississippi community of Centre [Attala County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This Centre is located in Cherokee County and lies 327 miles [526.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Centre that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Centre.
    • California
      • Sacramento 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 California community of Centre [Sacramento County].
    • Illinois
      • Schuyler 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 Illinois community of Centre [Schuyler County].
    • Kentucky
      • Metcalfe 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 Kentucky community of Centre [Metcalfe County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Centre lies 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Centre that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre
    • Ontario
      • This Centre lies 1,134 miles [1,825 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Centre that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre
    • Pennsylvania
      • Juniata County
      • This Centre is located in Juniata County and lies 963 miles [1,549.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Centre that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juniata County community of Centre.
      • Perry County
      • This Centre is located in Perry County and lies 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the northeast of the Centre that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Centre.
    • Vermont
      • Orleans 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 Vermont community of Centre [Orleans County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Centre ...

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.

  • Center [Hancock County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Hancock County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Centre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crane Creek [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Creek
    • Crane Creek [Hancock County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Centre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Creek
  • Crossroads [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Pearl River County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Centre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Derby [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [Pearl River County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Centre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Grove
      • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Centre
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Grove
    • Leetown [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Hancock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Centre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
      • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Centre
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplarville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplarville<4>
    • Riceville [Pearl River County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Pearl River County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Centre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sellers [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Pearl River County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Centre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
    • Silver Run [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Run
      • Silver Run [Pearl River County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Centre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Run

How Far From Centre to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Centre 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<5> community of Centre once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Centre and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Poplarville, which is the Seat of Pearl River County and lies just to the North.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 115 miles [185.1 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Centre to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 905 miles [1,456.5 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,802 miles [10,946.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,508 miles [12,083 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,385 miles [8,666.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pearl River County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pearl River County: www.pearlrivercounty.net/

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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Centre 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Centre) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7180, Longitude: -89.5551       In this case, the coordinates for Centre 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 Centre, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Centre 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 315.097 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.553 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.903 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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