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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 Gainesville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gainesville 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 Gainesville:
    • 30.351050, -89.640253
    • 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 Gainesville
  • 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 Gainesville ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Gainesville.

Within Mississippi, the name Gainesville is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Sumter County
      • This Gainesville is located in Sumter County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Gainesville.
    • Arkansas
      • Greene County
      • This Gainesville is located in Greene County and lies 404 miles [650.2 km]<1> to the north of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Gainesville.
    • Florida
      • Alachua County
      • This Gainesville is located in Alachua County and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<1> to the east of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alachua County community of Gainesville.
    • Georgia
      • Hall County
      • This Gainesville is located in Hall County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of Gainesville.
    • Kentucky
      • Allen County
      • This Gainesville is located in Allen County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Gainesville.
    • Missouri
      • Ozark County
      • This Gainesville is located in Ozark County and lies 460 miles [740.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ozark County community of Gainesville.
    • New York
      • Wyoming County
      • This Gainesville is located in Wyoming County and lies 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming County community of Gainesville.
    • Tennessee
      • Tipton County
      • This Gainesville is located in Tipton County and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<1> to the north of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tipton County community of Gainesville.
    • Texas
      • Cooke County
      • This Gainesville is located in Cooke County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cooke County community of Gainesville.
      • Harrison County
      • This Gainesville is located in Harrison County and lies 316 miles [508.6 km] to the west northwest of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Gainesville.
      • Llano County
      • This Gainesville is located in Llano County and lies 528 miles [849.7 km] to the west of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Llano County community of Gainesville.
    • Virginia
      • Prince William County
      • This Gainesville is located in Prince William County and lies 897 miles [1,443.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Gainesville that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince William County community of Gainesville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gainesville ...

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.

  • Cross Gates [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Gates
    • Cross Gates [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gainesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Gates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Gates
  • Gum Bayou Landing [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Bayou Landing
    • Gum Bayou Landing [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gainesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Bayou Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Bayou Landing
  • Hickory Hills [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
    • Hickory Hills [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gainesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
  • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
    • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gainesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
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    • Logtown [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Hancock County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Gainesville
    • Magnolia Forest [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Forest
      • Magnolia Forest [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Forest
    • Napoleon [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Hancock County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
    • Ozone Pines [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozone Pines
      • Ozone Pines [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozone Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozone Pines
    • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<3>
    • Pecan Grove [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
      • Pecan Grove [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
    • Porters River Landing [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters River Landing
      • Porters River Landing [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters River Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters River Landing
    • Quail Ridge [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Ridge
      • Quail Ridge [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Ridge
    • River Gardens [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Gardens
      • River Gardens [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Gardens
    • Willow Wood [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Wood
      • Willow Wood [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Wood

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 Gainesville. 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 ...
    • Tony Canzoneri     (Professional boxer)
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Gainesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<4>
    • Emile Meyer     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday August 18, 1910 and died in Covington (Louisiana) on Thursday March 19, 1987 at the age of 76. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • New Orleans is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the southwest of Gainesville.
      • Covington is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Gainesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emile Meyer<4>

How Far From Gainesville 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 community such as Gainesville to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Gainesville once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Gainesville and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Bay Saint Louis, which is the Seat of Hancock County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Gainesville to Bay Saint Louis, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 138 miles [222.1 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,823 miles [10,980.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,528 miles [12,115.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,406 miles [8,700.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gainesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3511, Longitude: -89.6403    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Gainesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Gainesville 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 315.109 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.518 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.993 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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