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

  • 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:
    • 31.559720, -91.393685
    • 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
  • 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 Natchez ...

We have found four communities that share the name Natchez.

Within Mississippi, the name Natchez is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Monroe County
      • This Natchez is located in Monroe County and lies 243 miles [391.1 km]<1> to the east of the Natchez that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Natchez.
    • Indiana
      • Martin County
      • This Natchez is located in Martin County and lies 554 miles [891.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Natchez that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martin County community of Natchez.
    • Louisiana
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • This Natchez is located in Natchitoches Parish and lies 97 miles [156.1 km]<1> to the west of the Natchez that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Natchitoches Parish community of Natchez.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Elko County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elko County community of Natchez.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Natchez ...

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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 northwest of Natchez
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullitt Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullitt Bayou
  • Cannonsburg [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannonsburg
    • Cannonsburg [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Natchez
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannonsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannonsburg
  • 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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
    • Johnsville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsville
      • Johnsville [Adams County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Natchez
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Natchez
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Gum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Natchez
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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. 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)
    • Truman Van Dyke     (Actor, insurance)
    • Spencer Williams, Jr.     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 87 miles [140 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Natchez 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 953 miles [1,533.7 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 5,426 miles [8,732.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Adams County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Natchez. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Natchez

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Natchez. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5597, Longitude: -91.3937    
<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 Natchez, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<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 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 316.312 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.081 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.505 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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