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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 Nanih Waiya, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nanih Waiya 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 Nanih Waiya:
    • 32.921519, -88.948668
    • 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 Nanih Waiya
  • 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 Nanih Waiya ...

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.

  • Bond [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bond
    • Bond [Neshoba County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Nanih Waiya
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bond
  • Claytown [Winston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claytown
    • Claytown [Winston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Nanih Waiya
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claytown
  • Cow Creek [Kemper County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cow Creek
    • Cow Creek [Kemper County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Nanih Waiya
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Forestdale [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestdale
    • Forestdale [Neshoba County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Nanih Waiya
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestdale
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    • Handle [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handle
      • Handle [Winston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Nanih Waiya
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handle
    • Prince Chapel [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prince Chapel
      • Prince Chapel [Kemper County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Nanih Waiya
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prince Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prince Chapel
    • Randalls Bluff [Winston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randalls Bluff
      • Randalls Bluff [Winston County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Nanih Waiya
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randalls Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sandtown [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandtown
      • Sandtown [Neshoba County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Nanih Waiya
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
    • Spring Creek [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek [Neshoba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Nanih Waiya
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek

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 Nanih Waiya. 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Nanih Waiya.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<3>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Nanih Waiya.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<3>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Nanih Waiya.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<3>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Nanih Waiya.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Louisville, which is the Seat of Winston County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Nanih Waiya to Louisville, 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 83 miles [133.6 km] to the west southwest (WSW). 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 782 miles [1,258.5 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,669 miles [10,732.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,382 miles [11,880.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,257 miles [8,460.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Winston County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nanih Waiya. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9215, Longitude: -88.9487       In this case, the coordinates for Nanih Waiya 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 Nanih Waiya 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 314.935 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.664 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.283 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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