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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 Nashville Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nashville Ferry 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 Nashville Ferry:
    • 33.322621, -88.335037
    • 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 Nashville Ferry
  • 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 Nashville Ferry ...

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.

  • Archer [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer
    • Archer [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Nashville Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer
  • Cedar Creek [Lowndes County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek [Lowndes County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Nashville Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crow [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow
    • Crow [Noxubee County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Nashville Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Grantsville [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
    • Grantsville [Noxubee County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Nashville Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pickens Ferry [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens Ferry
      • Pickens Ferry [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Nashville Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens Ferry
    • Pickensville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickensville
      • Pickensville [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Nashville Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickensville
    • Pickensville Ferry [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickensville Ferry
      • Pickensville Ferry [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nashville Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickensville Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickensville Ferry
    • Plantersville [Noxubee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Noxubee County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Nashville Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Plum Grove [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Grove
      • Plum Grove [Lowndes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Nashville Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Grove
    • Ravine [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravine
      • Ravine [Noxubee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Nashville Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravine
    • Trinity [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Lowndes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Nashville Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity

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 Nashville Ferry. 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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    • Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Columbus (Mississippi) on Thursday December 12, 1912 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday October 22, 1988 at the age of 75. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (California).
      • Columbus is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Nashville Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong<3>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Nashville Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<3>
    • Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett     (Musician)
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Nashville Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<3>
    • Andrew Patrick Wood     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Columbus (Mississippi) on Saturday January 8, 1966 and died in Bremerton (Washington) on Monday March 19, 1990 at the age of 24. He is buried at Miller - Woodlawn Memorial Park (Kitsap County, Washington).
      • Columbus is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Nashville Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Patrick Wood<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbus, which is the Seat of Lowndes County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Nashville Ferry to Columbus, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 128 miles [206 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,624 miles [10,660.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,337 miles [11,807.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,212 miles [8,387.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Lowndes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nashville Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3226, Longitude: -88.3350       In this case, the coordinates for Nashville Ferry 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 Nashville Ferry 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 314.592 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.32 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.957 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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