A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Diamondhead.
This page contains eight sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Diamondhead, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Diamondhead and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Diamondhead
Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Diamondhead. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.
The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Diamondhead.
We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.
The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Hancock County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
Since Diamondhead is near Harrison County and also Pearl River County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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:
Communities Also Named Diamondhead ...
We have found one communities that share the name Diamondhead.
Within Mississippi, the name Diamondhead is unique.
Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named Diamondhead in the United States.
Communities Elsewhere In North America
Hot Spring County
This Diamondhead is located in Hot Spring County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Diamondhead that is located in Hancock County.
Link to Google Map centered on Diamondhead
For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hot Spring County community of Diamondhead.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Diamondhead ...
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.
Gulfside lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Diamondhead
Link to Google Map centered on Gulfside
Jones Mill [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Diamondhead
Link to Google Map centered on Jones Mill
Lakeshore lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Diamondhead
Link to Google Map centered on Lakeshore
Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Diamondhead
Link to Google Map centered on Pass Christian
Shoreline Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Diamondhead
Link to Google Map centered on Shoreline Park
Standard lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Diamondhead
Link to Google Map centered on Standard
Timber Ridge [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Diamondhead
Link to Google Map centered on Timber Ridge
Waveland lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Diamondhead
Link to Google Map centered on Waveland
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 Diamondhead. 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.
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).
Actor. He was born in Venice (California) on Saturday April 30, 1938 and died in Biloxi (Mississippi) on Saturday October 13, 2012 at the age of 74.
Actress, writer, film editor. She was born in Beauvoir (Mississippi) on Sunday April 23, 1882 and died in Glen Cove (New York) on Tueday May 29, 1951 at the age of 69. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
Author. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday December 17, 1937 and died in Biloxi (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 26, 1969 at the age of 31. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
Musician. He was born in Gulfport (Mississippi) on Friday January 14, 1949 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday January 21, 1983 at the age of 34. He is buried at Biloxi National Cemetery (Harrison County, Mississippi).
How Far From Diamondhead 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 Diamondhead to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Diamondhead and extending to:
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Diamondhead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 19 Feb 2020