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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nashville 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:
    • 33.326510, -88.323647
    • 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
  • 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 Nashville ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Nashville.

Within Mississippi, the name Nashville is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 33 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 33 communities, 32 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Howard County
      • This Nashville is located in Howard County and lies 320 miles [515 km]<1> to the west of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Nashville.
    • California
      • El Dorado County
      • This Nashville is located in El Dorado County and lies 1,843 miles [2,966 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Dorado County community of Nashville.
    • Georgia
      • Berrien County
      • This Nashville is located in Berrien County and lies 330 miles [531.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berrien County community of Nashville.
    • Idaho
      • Franklin County
      • This Nashville is located in Franklin County and lies 1,411 miles [2,270.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Nashville.
    • Illinois
      • Washington County
      • This Nashville is located in Washington County and lies 351 miles [564.9 km]<1> to the north of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Nashville.
    • Indiana
      • Brown County
      • This Nashville is located in Brown County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Nashville.
      • Hancock County
      • This Nashville is located in Hancock County and lies 479 miles [770.9 km] to the north northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Nashville.
    • Iowa
      • Jackson County
      • This Nashville is located in Jackson County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<1> to the north of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Nashville.
    • Kansas
      • Coffey 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 Nashville [Coffey County].
      • Kingman County
      • This Nashville is located in Kingman County and lies 634 miles [1,020.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kingman County community of Nashville.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook 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 Maine community of Nashville [Aroostook County].
    • Michigan
      • Barry County
      • This Nashville is located in Barry County and lies 664 miles [1,068.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barry County community of Nashville.
    • Minnesota
      • Grant 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 Minnesota community of Nashville [Grant County].
    • Missouri
      • Barton County
      • This Nashville is located in Barton County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barton County community of Nashville.
      • Boone 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 Missouri community of Nashville [Boone County].
    • Nebraska
      • Washington County
      • This Nashville is located in Washington County and lies 698 miles [1,123.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Nashville.
    • Nevada
      • Washoe County
      • This Nashville is located in Washoe County and lies 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washoe County community of Nashville.
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Nashville is located in Chautauqua County and lies 806 miles [1,297.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Nashville.
      • Niagara County
      • This Nashville is located in Niagara County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the north northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Niagara County community of Nashville.
    • North Carolina
      • Nash County
      • This Nashville is located in Nash County and lies 616 miles [991.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nash County community of Nashville.
    • Ohio
      • Darke County
      • This Nashville is located in Darke County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darke County community of Nashville.
      • Holmes County
      • This Nashville is located in Holmes County and lies 607 miles [976.9 km] to the north northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holmes County community of Nashville.
      • Miami County
      • This Nashville is located in Miami County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km] to the north northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami County community of Nashville.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Nashville.
    • Oregon
      • Benton 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 Oregon community of Nashville [Benton County].
      • Lincoln County
      • This Nashville is located in Lincoln County and lies 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Nashville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Indiana County
      • This Nashville is located in Indiana County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Indiana County community of Nashville.
      • York County
      • This Nashville is located in York County and lies 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Nashville.
    • South Dakota
      • Harding 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 South Dakota community of Nashville [Harding County].
    • Tennessee
      • Davidson County
      • This Nashville is located in Davidson County and lies 214 miles [344.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Nashville.
    • Texas
      • Milam 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 Texas community of Nashville [Milam County].
    • Vermont
      • Chittenden County
      • This Nashville is located in Chittenden County and lies 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chittenden County community of Nashville.
    • Wisconsin
      • Forest County
      • This Nashville is located in Forest County and lies 842 miles [1,355.1 km]<1> to the north of the Nashville that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forest County community of Nashville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nashville ...

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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crow [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow
    • Crow [Noxubee County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Nashville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
    • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Nashville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
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    • Grantsville [Noxubee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Noxubee County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Nashville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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
      • 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 south of Nashville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickensville Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Nashville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Nashville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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. 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 ...
    • Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong     (Professional boxer)
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Nashville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Nashville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<5>
    • 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.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Patrick Wood<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Nashville once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Nashville 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 to Columbus, with an average speed<6> 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 736 miles [1,184.5 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,623 miles [10,658.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,336 miles [11,806.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,212 miles [8,387.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 from Point A (ie- Nashville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nashville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3265, Longitude: -88.3236       In this case, the coordinates for Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville, 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 Nashville 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 314.585 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.313 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.951 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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