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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 Centreville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Centreville 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 Centreville:
    • 31.087014, -91.065443
    • 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 Centreville
  • 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 Centreville ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Centreville.

Within Mississippi, the name Centreville is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 36 communities, 31 are located in the United States and fifteen are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Bibb County
      • This Centreville is located in Bibb County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Centreville that is located in Amite County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Centreville.
    • British Columbia
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the British Columbia community of Centreville.
    • California
      • Alameda County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Centreville [Alameda County].
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Centreville [Chaffee County].
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Connecticut community of Centreville [New Haven County].
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Centreville is located in New Castle County and lies 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Centreville that is located in Amite County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Centreville.
    • Florida
      • Leon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Centreville [Leon County].
    • Georgia
      • Gwinnett County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Centreville [Gwinnett County].
    • Idaho
      • Boise County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Centreville [Boise County].
    • Illinois
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Centreville is located in Saint Clair County and lies 519 miles [835.2 km]<1> to the north of the Centreville that is located in Amite County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Centreville.
    • Indiana
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Centreville [Wayne County].
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Centreville [Bourbon County].
      • Doniphan 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 Centreville [Doniphan County].
      • Linn 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 Centreville [Linn County].
      • Marshall 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 Centreville [Marshall County].
    • Kentucky
      • Bourbon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Centreville [Bourbon County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Centreville [Saint Mary Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Queen Anne's County
      • This Centreville is located in Queen Anne's County and lies 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Centreville that is located in Amite County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Queen Anne's County community of Centreville.
    • Michigan
      • Saint Joseph County
      • This Centreville is located in Saint Joseph County and lies 808 miles [1,300.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Centreville that is located in Amite County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Joseph County community of Centreville.
    • Missouri
      • Clark County
      • Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Centreville.
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Humboldt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Centreville.
      • White Pine County
      • This community is historic and although located in White Pine County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White Pine County community of Centreville.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Centreville lies 1,633 miles [2,628.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Centreville that is located in Amite County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
    • New Hampshire
      • Carroll County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Hampshire community of Centreville [Carroll County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Nova Scotia
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nova Scotia community of Centreville.
    • Ohio
      • Huron County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Huron County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huron County community of Centreville.
    • Ontario
      • This Centreville lies 1,093 miles [1,759 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Centreville that is located in Amite County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
    • Rhode Island
      • Kent County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Rhode Island community of Centreville [Kent County].
    • South Carolina
      • Laurens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Centreville [Laurens County].
    • South Dakota
      • Turner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Centreville [Turner County].
    • Texas
      • Henderson County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Henderson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Centreville.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This Centreville is located in Fairfax County and lies 937 miles [1,508 km]<1> to the northeast of the Centreville that is located in Amite County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Centreville.
      • Louisa County
      • This Centreville is located in Louisa County and lies 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the northeast of the Centreville that is located in Amite County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Louisa County community of Centreville.
      • Norfolk City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Centreville [Norfolk City].
    • Washington
      • Klickitat County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Centreville [Klickitat County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Centreville ...

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.

  • Alice [West Feliciana Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
    • Alice [West Feliciana Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Centreville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alice have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
  • Busy Corner [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Busy Corner
    • Busy Corner [Amite County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Centreville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Busy Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Busy Corner
  • Compromise [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Compromise
    • Compromise [Amite County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Centreville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Compromise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Compromise
  • Enterprise [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Amite County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Centreville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Felixville [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felixville
      • Felixville [East Feliciana Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Centreville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felixville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felixville
    • Freewoods [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freewoods
      • Freewoods [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Centreville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freewoods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freewoods
    • Grays [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays
      • Grays [East Feliciana Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Centreville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grays have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays
    • Harvard Ferry [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard Ferry
      • Harvard Ferry [Wilkinson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Centreville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard Ferry
    • Kents Store [East Feliciana Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kents Store
      • Kents Store [East Feliciana Parish] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Centreville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kents Store have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Liberty [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Amite County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Centreville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Mount Pleasant [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Wilkinson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Centreville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Perrytown [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrytown
      • Perrytown [Wilkinson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Centreville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrytown
    • Spillman [West Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spillman
      • Spillman [West Feliciana Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Centreville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spillman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spillman
    • Teddy [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teddy
      • Teddy [East Feliciana Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Centreville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teddy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teddy
    • Wayside [West Feliciana Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
      • Wayside [West Feliciana Parish] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Centreville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Centreville. 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 ...
    • Donna Douglas     (Actress, singer, author, real estate)
      • Actress, singer, author, real estate. She was born in Pride (Louisiana) on Monday September 26, 1932 and died in Zachary (Louisiana) on Thursday January 1, 2015 at the age of 82.
      • Pride is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Centreville.
      • Zachary is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the south of Centreville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<5>
    • Ronnie Van Zant     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday January 15, 1948 and died in Gillsburg (Mississippi) on Thursday October 20, 1977 at the age of 29. He is buried at Riverside Memorial Park (Duval County, Florida).
      • Gillsburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Centreville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Van Zant<5>
    • Lester Willis 'Prez' Young     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Woodville (Mississippi) on Friday August 27, 1909 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 15, 1959 at the age of 49.
      • Woodville is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Centreville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Willis 'Prez' Young<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Liberty, which is the Seat of Amite County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Centreville to Liberty, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,846 miles [11,017.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,558 miles [12,163.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,434 miles [8,745.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Centreville. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Centreville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Centreville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Centreville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centreville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0870, Longitude: -91.0654       In this case, the coordinates for Centreville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Centreville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Centreville 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.
<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 Centreville 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 316.057 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.721 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.443 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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