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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Howells Ferry.

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How Far From Howells Ferry 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 Howells Ferry to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Lucedale [Map], which is the Seat of George County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Howells Ferry to Lucedale, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,751 miles [10,864.7 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 7,454 miles [11,996.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,332 miles [8,581 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Howells Ferry ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Howells Ferry.

While the name Howells Ferry is unique within Mississippi, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Mississippi

Missouri

Saint Charles County

Our profile page for Howells Ferry, Saint Charles County
Although located in Saint Charles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for Howells Ferry, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howells Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8127, Longitude: -88.4581     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Howells Ferry 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 Howells Ferry 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.451 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.814 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.464 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Howells Ferry.