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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 Natchez Under the Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Natchez Under the Hill and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
    • Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
    • The National Weather Service forecast for Natchez Under the Hill
  • 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 Natchez Under the Hill:
    • 31.562666, -91.408449
    • 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 Natchez Under the Hill
  • 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 Natchez Under the Hill ...

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.

  • Anna [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anna
    • Anna [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Natchez Under the Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anna
  • Bullitt Bayou [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullitt Bayou
    • Bullitt Bayou [Concordia Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Natchez Under the Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullitt Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullitt Bayou
  • Carthage [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Adams County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Natchez Under the Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
  • Cloverdale [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Natchez Under the Hill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Johnsville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsville
      • Johnsville [Adams County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Natchez Under the Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsville
    • Pine Ridge [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Adams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Natchez Under the Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Red Gum [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Gum
      • Red Gum [Concordia Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Natchez Under the Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Gum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Gum
    • Scotland [Concordia Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Concordia Parish] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Natchez Under the Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Natchez Under the Hill. 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 ...
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday April 12, 1915 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 17, 1975 at the age of 60. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Natchez is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Natchez Under the Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor<3>
    • Truman Van Dyke     (Actor, insurance)
      • Actor, insurance. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday November 15, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday May 6, 1984 at the age of 86. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Natchez is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Natchez Under the Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Van Dyke<3>
    • Spencer Williams, Jr.     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Vidalia (Louisiana) on Friday July 14, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday December 13, 1969 at the age of 76. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Vidalia is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Natchez Under the Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Williams, Jr.<3>

How Far From Natchez Under the Hill 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 Natchez Under the Hill 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<4> community of Natchez Under the Hill once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Natchez Under the Hill and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Natchez, which is the Seat of Adams County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 88 miles [141.6 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Natchez Under the Hill to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,836 miles [11,001.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,551 miles [12,152.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,427 miles [8,733.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Adams County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Natchez Under the Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Natchez Under the Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5627, Longitude: -91.4084       In this case, the coordinates for Natchez Under the Hill 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>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 Natchez Under the Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>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.
<6>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 Natchez Under the Hill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.322 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.093 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.511 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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