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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 Moss, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moss 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 Moss:
    • 31.815105, -89.177807
    • 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 Moss
  • 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 Moss ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Moss.

Within Mississippi, the name Moss is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marengo County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Moss [Marengo County].
    • California
      • Imperial County
      • This Moss is located in Imperial County and lies 1,527 miles [2,457.5 km]<2> to the west of the Moss that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Imperial County community of Moss.
      • Monterey County
      • This Moss is located in Monterey County and lies 1,882 miles [3,028.8 km] to the west northwest of the Moss that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monterey County community of Moss.
    • Idaho
      • Canyon County
      • This Moss is located in Canyon County and lies 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Moss that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Canyon County community of Moss.
    • Kansas
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Moss [Johnson County].
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This Moss is located in Caddo Parish and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<2> to the west of the Moss that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo Parish community of Moss.
    • Missouri
      • Lafayette County
      • Although located in Lafayette County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Moss.
    • North Carolina
      • Stanly County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Moss [Stanly County].
    • South Carolina
      • Edgefield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Moss [Edgefield County].
    • Tennessee
      • Clay County
      • This Moss is located in Clay County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Moss that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Moss.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Moss is located in Davis County and lies 1,404 miles [2,259.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Moss that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Moss.
    • Virginia
      • Dickenson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Moss [Dickenson County].
    • West Virginia
      • Gilmer County
      • This Moss is located in Gilmer County and lies 677 miles [1,089.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Moss that is located in Jasper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gilmer County community of Moss.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moss ...

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.

  • Acme [Jasper County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
    • Acme [Jasper County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Moss
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hawkes [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawkes
    • Hawkes [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Moss
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawkes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawkes
  • Pleasant Ridge [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
    • Pleasant Ridge [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Moss
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
  • Powers [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers
    • Powers [Jones County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Moss
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Queensburg [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queensburg
      • Queensburg [Jones County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Moss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queensburg
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Moss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
    • Service [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Service
      • Service [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Moss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Service have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Service
    • Shady Grove [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Jones County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Moss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Stringer [Jasper County]
    • Summerland [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerland
      • Summerland [Jones County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Moss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerland

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 Moss. 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 ...
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Moss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Lester<6>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bay Springs, which is the Seat of Jasper County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Moss to Bay Springs, with an average speed<7> 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, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,732 miles [10,834.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,442 miles [11,976.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,318 miles [8,558.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Moss, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Moss) 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 Moss. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moss

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moss. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8151, Longitude: -89.1778    
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Moss could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Moss to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.978 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.563 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.573 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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