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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 French Camp, we use the following websites to find information relevant to French Camp 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 French Camp:
    • 33.293089, -89.399305
    • 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 French Camp
  • 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 French Camp ...

We have found one communities that share the name French Camp.

Within Mississippi, the name French Camp is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named French Camp in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • San Joaquin County
      • This French Camp is located in San Joaquin County and lies 1,808 miles [2,909.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the French Camp that is located in Choctaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Camp
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Joaquin County community of French Camp.

Curious and Interesting Names Near French Camp ...

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.

  • Chapel Hill [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Attala County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of French Camp
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chester [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Choctaw County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of French Camp
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
  • Friendship [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Attala County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of French Camp
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gregory [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
    • Gregory [Attala County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of French Camp
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Huntsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Montgomery County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of French Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
    • Liberty Chapel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Chapel
      • Liberty Chapel [Attala County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of French Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Chapel
    • Liberty Hill [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Attala County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of French Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McCool [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCool
      • McCool [Attala County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of French Camp
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool
    • Pilgrims Rest [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrims Rest
      • Pilgrims Rest [Attala County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of French Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrims Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Poplar Creek [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Creek
      • Poplar Creek [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of French Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Creek
    • Shady Grove [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Attala County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of French Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Wood Springs [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Springs
      • Wood Springs [Choctaw County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of French Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Springs

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 French Camp. 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 ...
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
    • Archie Dees     (Professional basketball)
      • Full name: William Archie Dees
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Ethel (MS) on February 22, 1936 (a Saturday) and died in Bloomington (IN) on April 4, 2016 (a Monday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Ethel is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of French Camp.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<3>
    • Roebuck 'Pops' Staples     (Singer)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ackerman, which is the Seat of Choctaw County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from French Camp to Ackerman, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,669 miles [10,732.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,385 miles [11,885 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,260 miles [8,465.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- French Camp) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for French Camp. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from French CampOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in French Camp. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2931, Longitude: -89.3993       In this case, the coordinates for French Camp have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 French Camp to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.243 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.07 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.399 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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