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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 Lizana, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lizana and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Lizana:
    • 30.537693, -89.252270
    • 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 Lizana
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lizana ...

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.

  • Crane Creek [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Creek
    • Crane Creek [Hancock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lizana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Creek
  • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondhead
    • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lizana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondhead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondhead<3>
  • Jones Mill [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Mill
    • Jones Mill [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Mill
  • Orange Grove [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
    • Orange Grove [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
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    • Rawhide [Harrison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawhide
      • Rawhide [Harrison County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Lizana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawhide have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riceville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lizana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
    • Saucier [Harrison County]
    • Sellers [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Pearl River County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Lizana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
    • Standard [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standard
      • Standard [Hancock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lizana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standard
    • Success [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lizana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Success

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 Lizana. 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 ...
    • Gary Collins     (Actor)
      • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Lizana.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Collins<4>
    • Gertrude Homan     (Actress, writer, film editor)
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Lizana.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gertrude Homan<4>
    • John Kennedy Toole     (Author)
      • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Lizana.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kennedy Toole<4>
    • Lamar Williams     (Musician)
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Lizana.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lamar Williams<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gulfport, which is the Seat of Harrison County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lizana to Gulfport, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 133 miles [214 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 900 miles [1,448.4 km] 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,798 miles [10,940.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,502 miles [12,073.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,380 miles [8,658.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Harrison County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lizana. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.ms.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lizana) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lizana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5377, Longitude: -89.2523       In this case, the coordinates for Lizana 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>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>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.
<6>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 Lizana to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.896 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.295 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.814 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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