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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 Movella, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Movella 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 Movella:
    • 30.764079, -88.506407
    • 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 Movella
  • 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 Movella ...

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.

  • Central [George County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central [George County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Movella
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
  • Dean Landing [George County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dean Landing
    • Dean Landing [George County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Movella
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dean Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean Landing
  • Dickens Ferry [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickens Ferry
    • Dickens Ferry [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Movella
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickens Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickens Ferry
  • Donovan [George County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donovan
    • Donovan [George County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Movella
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donovan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Popetown [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Popetown
      • Popetown [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Movella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Popetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Popetown
    • Shipman [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shipman
      • Shipman [George County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Movella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shipman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shipman
    • Tanner Williams [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanner Williams
      • Tanner Williams [Mobile County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Movella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanner Williams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanner Williams
    • Tanners Ferry [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanners Ferry
      • Tanners Ferry [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Movella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanners Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanners Ferry
    • Waters Landing [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waters Landing
      • Waters Landing [George County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Movella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waters Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waters Landing

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 Movella. 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.

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    • Tommie Lee Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday August 5, 1939 and died on Thursday August 16, 1984 at the age of 45. He is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Aaron<3>
    • Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday April 2, 1860 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Sunday August 2, 1936 at the age of 76. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews<3>
    • Billy Bang     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday September 20, 1947 and died in Bronx (New York) on Monday April 11, 2011 at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bang<3>
    • Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont     (Suffragette)
      • Suffragette. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday January 17, 1853 and died in Paris (France) on Thursday January 26, 1933 at the age of 80. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont<3>
    • Jean Byron     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Thursday December 10, 1925 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Friday February 3, 2006 at the age of 80. She is buried at Mobile Memorial Gardens (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Byron<3>
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at the age of 74. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<3>
    • John Lewis Dodge, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Saturday April 27, 1889 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at the age of 27. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<3>
    • Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison     (Actor)
    • Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at the age of 45.
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath<3>
    • Lil Greenwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Prichard (Alabama) on Tueday November 18, 1924 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 19, 2011 at the age of 86. She is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Prichard is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lil Greenwood<3>
    • Vivian Malone Jones     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Wednesday July 15, 1942 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Thursday October 13, 2005 at the age of 63. She is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vivian Malone Jones<3>
    • William March     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday September 18, 1894 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday May 15, 1954 at the age of 59.
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William March<3>
    • Satchel Paige     (Major League and Negro League Baseball)
      • Major League and Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday July 7, 1906 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday June 8, 1982 at the age of 75. He is buried at Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Mobile is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Movella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Satchel Paige<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lucedale, which is the Seat of George County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Movella to Lucedale, with an average speed<4> 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 144 miles [231.7 km] to the northwest (NW). 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 9 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 6,755 miles [10,871.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,458 miles [12,002.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,336 miles [8,587.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About George County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Movella. 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- Movella) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Movella. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7641, Longitude: -88.5064       In this case, the coordinates for Movella 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 Movella 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 314.475 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.836 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.49 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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