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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Dean Acres.

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Dean Acres to:

  • Columbus [Map], which is the Seat of Lowndes County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Jackson [Map], which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Dean Acres to Jackson, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,619 miles [10,652.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,332 miles [11,799.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,208 miles [8,381.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dean Acres ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cedar View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Dean Acres   [Map]
Columbus   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest (AL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Fox Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenacres   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Holly Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pinecrest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Plymouth (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sleepy Hollow   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 Dean Acres. 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.

Carey Bell     (Born as Carey Bell Harrington)
  Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at an age of 70.

Macon [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Dean Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<7>
 
Guy Terrell Bush
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at an age of 83. He was buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi) [Map].

Aberdeen [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Dean Acres

Shannon [Map] is located 48 miles [77.2 km] to the northwest of Dean Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush
 
Jesse Fortune
  Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at an age of 79.

Macon [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Dean Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Lowndes County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dean Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4743, Longitude: -88.3834     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dean Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Dean Acres to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.632 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.388 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.947 degrees.

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<7>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.

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