RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Mount Nebo, Mississippi

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MS
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Mount Nebo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Nebo and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Mount Nebo:
    • 32.702913, -88.706991
    • 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 Mount Nebo
  • 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 Mount Nebo ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Mount Nebo.

Within Mississippi, the name Mount Nebo is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Dallas County
      • This Mount Nebo is located in Dallas County and lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Mount Nebo that is located in Kemper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Mount Nebo.
    • Arkansas
      • Yell County
      • This Mount Nebo is located in Yell County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Mount Nebo that is located in Kemper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yell County community of Mount Nebo.
    • Kansas
      • Miami County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Mount Nebo [Miami County].
      • Pratt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Mount Nebo [Pratt County].
    • North Carolina
      • Yadkin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Mount Nebo [Yadkin County].
    • Ohio
      • Athens County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Mount Nebo [Athens County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Mount Nebo is located in Allegheny County and lies 721 miles [1,160.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Nebo that is located in Kemper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Mount Nebo.
      • Lancaster County
      • This Mount Nebo is located in Lancaster County and lies 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the northeast of the Mount Nebo that is located in Kemper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Mount Nebo.
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Mount Nebo is located in Westmoreland County and lies 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the northeast of the Mount Nebo that is located in Kemper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Mount Nebo.
    • Tennessee
      • Blount County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Mount Nebo [Blount County].
      • Lawrence County
      • This Mount Nebo is located in Lawrence County and lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mount Nebo that is located in Kemper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Mount Nebo.
      • Maury County
      • This Mount Nebo is located in Maury County and lies 221 miles [355.7 km] to the north northeast of the Mount Nebo that is located in Kemper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Mount Nebo.
    • Virginia
      • Accomack County
      • This Mount Nebo is located in Accomack County and lies 804 miles [1,293.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mount Nebo that is located in Kemper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Accomack County community of Mount Nebo.
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Mount Nebo is located in Chesterfield County and lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Nebo that is located in Kemper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Mount Nebo.
    • West Virginia
      • Nicholas County
      • This Mount Nebo is located in Nicholas County and lies 582 miles [936.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Nebo that is located in Kemper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nicholas County community of Mount Nebo.
      • Preston County
      • This Mount Nebo is located in Preston County and lies 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the northeast of the Mount Nebo that is located in Kemper County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Mount Nebo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Nebo ...

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.

  • Daleville [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
    • Daleville [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Mount Nebo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
  • Damascus [Kemper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
    • Damascus [Kemper County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Nebo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
  • Darnall [Kemper County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darnall
    • Darnall [Kemper County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Mount Nebo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darnall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kipling [Kemper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kipling
    • Kipling [Kemper County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Nebo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kipling have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kipling
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Liberty [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Kemper County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Nebo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Moscow [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Kemper County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mount Nebo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Oak Grove [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Kemper County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mount Nebo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Prismatic [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prismatic
      • Prismatic [Kemper County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Mount Nebo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prismatic have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prismatic
    • Rocky Mount [Kemper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Kemper County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Mount Nebo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Mount have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Mount Nebo. 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 ...
    • Carey Bell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at the age of 70.
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Mount Nebo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<5>
    • Paul Lavon Davis     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 21, 1948 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday April 22, 2008 at the age of 60. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Mount Nebo.
      • Meridian is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Mount Nebo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Lavon Davis<5>
    • John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday February 10, 1947 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 23, 2012 at the age of 65. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Mount Nebo.
      • Meridian is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Mount Nebo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge<5>
    • Jesse Fortune     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at the age of 79.
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Mount Nebo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<5>
    • Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Philadelphia (Mississippi) on Monday August 16, 1937 and died on Wednesday July 1, 1992 at the age of 54. He is buried at Biloxi National Cemetery (Harrison County, Mississippi).
      • Philadelphia is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Mount Nebo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<5>
    • Andrew Goodman     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday November 23, 1943 and died in Neshoba (Mississippi) on Sunday June 21, 1964 at the age of 20. He is buried at Mt. Judah Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Neshoba is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Mount Nebo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<5>
    • Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Friday March 11, 1949 at the age of 39. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Mount Nebo.
      • Meridian is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Mount Nebo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair<5>
    • David Ruffin     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Saturday January 18, 1941 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday June 1, 1991 at the age of 50. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Meridian is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Mount Nebo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Ruffin<5>
    • James 'Skeeter' Webb     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Thursday November 4, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday July 8, 1986 at the age of 76. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Mount Nebo.
      • Meridian is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Mount Nebo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Skeeter' Webb<5>
    • Bobby Ray Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Geiger (Alabama) on Saturday February 28, 1942 and died in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) on Sunday August 5, 2012 at the age of 70. He is buried at Wyuka Cemetery (Lancaster County, Nebraska).
      • Geiger is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Mount Nebo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Ray Williams<5>
    • Al Wilson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday June 19, 1939 and died in Fontana (California) on Monday April 21, 2008 at the age of 68. He is buried at Evergreen Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Meridian is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Mount Nebo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • De Kalb, which is the Seat of Kemper County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 90 miles [144.8 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Mount Nebo to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,670 miles [10,734.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,381 miles [11,878.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,257 miles [8,460.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Kemper County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Nebo. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Nebo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Nebo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7029, Longitude: -88.7070       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Nebo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Mount Nebo 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.
<3>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 Mount Nebo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Mount Nebo to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.77 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.442 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.226 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 20 Jan 2021