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

Napoleon, 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 Napoleon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Napoleon 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 Napoleon:
    • 30.326305, -89.627558
    • 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 Napoleon
  • 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 Napoleon ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Napoleon.

Within Mississippi, the name Napoleon is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Randolph County
      • This Napoleon is located in Randolph County and lies 324 miles [521.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Napoleon that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Napoleon.
    • Arkansas
      • Desha County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Napoleon [Desha County].
    • Georgia
      • Union 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 Georgia community of Napoleon [Union County].
    • Indiana
      • Ripley County
      • This Napoleon is located in Ripley County and lies 659 miles [1,060.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Napoleon that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ripley County community of Napoleon.
    • Kentucky
      • Gallatin County
      • This Napoleon is located in Gallatin County and lies 643 miles [1,034.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Napoleon that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of Napoleon.
    • Michigan
      • Jackson County
      • This Napoleon is located in Jackson County and lies 869 miles [1,398.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Napoleon that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Napoleon.
    • Missouri
      • Lafayette County
      • This Napoleon is located in Lafayette County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Napoleon that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Napoleon.
    • North Dakota
      • Logan County
      • This Napoleon is located in Logan County and lies 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Napoleon that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Napoleon.
    • Ohio
      • Delaware County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Delaware County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Napoleon.
      • Henry County
      • This Napoleon is located in Henry County and lies 823 miles [1,324.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Napoleon that is located in Hancock County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Napoleon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Napoleon ...

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.

  • Cross Gates [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Gates
    • Cross Gates [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Napoleon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Gates have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Gates
  • Deer Island [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Island
    • Deer Island [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Napoleon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Island
  • Gum Bayou Landing [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Bayou Landing
    • Gum Bayou Landing [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Napoleon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Bayou Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Bayou Landing
  • Hickory Hills [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
    • Hickory Hills [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Napoleon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Napoleon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
    • Logtown [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Hancock County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Napoleon
    • Magnolia Forest [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Forest
      • Magnolia Forest [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Napoleon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Forest
    • Ozone Pines [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozone Pines
      • Ozone Pines [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Napoleon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozone Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozone Pines
    • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Napoleon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<5>
    • Pecan Grove [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
      • Pecan Grove [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Napoleon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
    • Porters River Landing [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters River Landing
      • Porters River Landing [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Napoleon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters River Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters River Landing
    • Quail Ridge [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Ridge
      • Quail Ridge [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Napoleon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Ridge
    • River Gardens [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Gardens
      • River Gardens [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Napoleon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Gardens
    • Willow Wood [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Wood
      • Willow Wood [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Napoleon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Wood

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 Napoleon. 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 ...
    • Tony Canzoneri     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Slidell (Louisiana) on Friday November 6, 1908 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Wednesday December 9, 1959 at the age of 51. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Slidell is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Napoleon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<6>

How Far From Napoleon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Napoleon to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bay Saint Louis, which is the Seat of Hancock County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Napoleon to Bay Saint Louis, with an average speed<7> 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 five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW). 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 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,824 miles [10,982.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,529 miles [12,116.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,406 miles [8,700.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Hancock County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Napoleon. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Napoleon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Napoleon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3263, Longitude: -89.6276       In this case, the coordinates for Napoleon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Napoleon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Napoleon 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 Napoleon 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 315.099 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.502 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.992 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: 13 Jan 2021