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Diamondhead, Mississippi

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Introduction ...

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:

Sighting report for Hancock County

Since Diamondhead is near Harrison County and also Pearl River County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Harrison County

Sighting report for Pearl River County

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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

Kiln lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Diamondhead

Link to Google Map centered on Kiln

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).

Slidell is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Diamondhead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<2>

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.

Biloxi is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Diamondhead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Collins<2>

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).

Beauvoir is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Diamondhead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gertrude Homan<2>

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).

Biloxi is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Diamondhead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kennedy Toole<2>

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).

Gulfport is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Diamondhead

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lamar Williams<2>

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:

  • Bay Saint Louis, which is the Seat of Hancock County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 140 miles [225.3 km]<1> to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Diamondhead to Jackson, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 912 miles [1,467.7 km]<1> 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,809 miles [10,958 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,514 miles [12,092.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,391 miles [8,676 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Hancock County

About Mississippi

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:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Diamondhead) 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 Diamondhead. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Diamondhead

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Diamondhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3946, Longitude: -89.3639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Diamondhead have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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:
<3>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.
<4>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 Diamondhead to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.948 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.336 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.88 degrees.






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