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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 Lux, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lux 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 Lux:
    • 31.445113, -89.400613
    • 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 Lux
  • 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 Lux ...

We have found two communities that share the name Lux.

Within Mississippi, the name Lux is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Montana
      • Gallatin County
      • This Lux is located in Gallatin County and lies 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lux that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of Lux.
    • Nevada
      • Lyon County
      • This Lux is located in Lyon County and lies 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lux that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lux
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Lux.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lux ...

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.

  • Bowie [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowie
    • Bowie [Forrest County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lux
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowie
  • Clyde [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Lamar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lux
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Coral [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coral
    • Coral [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lux
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coral
  • Dragon [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dragon
    • Dragon [Forrest County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lux
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dragon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dragon
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    • Jenkins Ferry [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins Ferry
      • Jenkins Ferry [Forrest County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Lux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkins Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins Ferry
    • Kelly [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Covington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Lux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • Leeville [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeville
      • Leeville [Forrest County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Lux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeville
    • Maybank [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybank
      • Maybank [Forrest County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maybank
    • Peoples Ferry [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoples Ferry
      • Peoples Ferry [Forrest County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peoples Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoples Ferry
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lux
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,692 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<3>
    • Providence [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Forrest County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Rainey [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainey
      • Rainey [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainey
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lux
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<3>
    • Tall Pines [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tall Pines
      • Tall Pines [Lamar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Lux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tall Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tall Pines

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 Lux. 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 ...
    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Lux.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<4>
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Lux.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<4>
    • Tom Lester     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Laurel (Mississippi) on Friday September 23, 1938 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday April 20, 2020 at the age of 81.
      • Laurel is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Lux.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Lester<4>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at the age of 70. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Ellisville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Lux.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<4>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Lux.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Collins, which is the Seat of Covington County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lux to Collins, 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 five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the northwest (NW). 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 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,468 miles [12,018.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,345 miles [8,601.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Covington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Lux) 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 Lux. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LuxOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lux. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4451, Longitude: -89.4006    
<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 Lux 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 315.078 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.629 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.724 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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