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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 Neals, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Neals 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 Neals:
    • 33.958445, -88.927280
    • 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 Neals
  • 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 Neals ...

We have found three communities that share the name Neals.

Within Mississippi, the name Neals is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Hempstead County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Neals [Hempstead County].
    • Florida
      • Gilchrist County
      • This Neals is located in Gilchrist County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km]<2> to the southeast of the Neals that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neals
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gilchrist County community of Neals.
    • Texas
      • Upshur County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Neals [Upshur County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Neals ...

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.

  • Bacon [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacon
    • Bacon [Chickasaw County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Neals
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bacon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chalk Bluff [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Bluff
    • Chalk Bluff [Chickasaw County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Neals
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalk Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Goodford [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodford
    • Goodford [Pontotoc County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Neals
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodford
  • Hall [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hall
    • Hall [Chickasaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Neals
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Hickory Flat [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Chickasaw County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Neals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jolly [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jolly
      • Jolly [Chickasaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Neals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jolly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jolly
    • Oak Grove [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Chickasaw County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Neals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pikeville [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Chickasaw County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Neals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prairie Mount [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Mount
      • Prairie Mount [Chickasaw County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Neals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Mount have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prospect [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [Chickasaw County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Neals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ridge [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge
      • Ridge [Chickasaw County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Neals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shake Rag [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shake Rag
      • Shake Rag [Chickasaw County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Neals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shake Rag have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thorn [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorn
      • Thorn [Chickasaw County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Neals
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thorn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorn

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 Neals. 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 ...
    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)
    • Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett     (Musician)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Neals.
      • Shannon is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Neals.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<4>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Neals.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<4>
    • Bukka White     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Houston (Mississippi) on Friday November 12, 1909 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 26, 1977 at the age of 67. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Houston is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Neals.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<4>

How Far From Neals to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Neals 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<5> community of Neals once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Neals and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Houston, which is the Seat of Chickasaw County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Neals to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,617 miles [10,649 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,334 miles [11,802.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,209 miles [8,383.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Neals 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Neals) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Neals. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9584, Longitude: -88.9273       In this case, the coordinates for Neals have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Neals, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Neals 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 315.002 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.882 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.077 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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