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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Howells Ferry 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 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 144 miles [231.7 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Howells Ferry ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Dean Landing   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Howells Ferry   [Map]
Donovan (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Popetown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shipman   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Tanner Williams (AL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tanners Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Waters Landing   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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 Howells Ferry. 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.

Thomas Cooper De Leon
  Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at an age of 74. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Howells Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<7>
 
John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Monday June 19, 1916 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at an age of 0. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Howells Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
 
Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
  Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Mobile [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Howells Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
 
Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Howells Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
 
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Howells Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Howells Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 314.451 degrees.

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

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

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<7>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.

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