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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 Moselle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moselle 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 Moselle:
    • 31.502390, -89.278949
    • 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 Moselle
  • 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 Moselle ...

We have found four communities that share the name Moselle.

Within Mississippi, the name Moselle is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Franklin County
      • This Moselle is located in Franklin County and lies 484 miles [778.9 km]<1> to the north of the Moselle that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moselle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Moselle.
    • North Dakota
      • Richland County
      • This Moselle is located in Richland County and lies 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Moselle that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moselle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Moselle.
    • South Carolina
      • Colleton County
      • This Moselle is located in Colleton County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Moselle that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moselle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colleton County community of Moselle.
    • Texas
      • Tarrant County
      • This Moselle is located in Tarrant County and lies 478 miles [769.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Moselle that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moselle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tarrant County community of Moselle.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moselle ...

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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Moselle
    • 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
  • Dragon [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dragon
    • Dragon [Forrest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Moselle
    • 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
  • Jenkins [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
    • Jenkins [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Moselle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins
  • Jenkins Ferry [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins Ferry
    • Jenkins Ferry [Forrest County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Moselle
    • 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
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    • Leeville [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeville
      • Leeville [Forrest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Moselle
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Moselle
      • 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
    • Oak Grove [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Jones County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Moselle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Providence [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Forrest County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Moselle
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Moselle
      • 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
    • Sand Hill [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Moselle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Union [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Jones County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Moselle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Moselle. 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 ...
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Moselle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<3>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Moselle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Lester<3>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Moselle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<3>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Moselle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laurel, which is the Seat of Jones County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Moselle to Laurel, with an average speed<4> 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 76 miles [122.3 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 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,752 miles [10,866.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,460 miles [12,005.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,337 miles [8,589.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Jones County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moselle. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Moselle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moselle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5024, Longitude: -89.2789       In this case, the coordinates for Moselle 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Moselle to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.01 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.558 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.666 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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