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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 Neely, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Neely 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 Neely:
    • 31.164906, -88.754755
    • 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 Neely
  • 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 Neely ...

We have found five communities that share the name Neely.

Within Mississippi, the name Neely is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Mobile County
      • This Neely is located in Mobile County and lies 48 miles [77.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Neely that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neely
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mobile County community of Neely.
    • Arkansas
      • Yell 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 Arkansas community of Neely [Yell County].
    • Illinois
      • Edgar 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 Illinois community of Neely [Edgar County].
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville 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 Carolina community of Neely [Greenville County].
    • Tennessee
      • Madison County
      • This Neely is located in Madison County and lies 302 miles [486 km]<1> to the north of the Neely that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neely
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Neely.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Neely ...

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.

  • Clark [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Greene County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Neely
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
  • Dueitt [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dueitt
    • Dueitt [Greene County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Neely
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dueitt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dueitt
  • Hercules Station [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hercules Station
    • Hercules Station [Perry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Neely
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hercules Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hercules Station
  • Hillman [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
    • Hillman [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Neely
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Jonathan [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonathan
      • Jonathan [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Neely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonathan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonathan
    • Leaf [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaf
      • Leaf [Greene County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Neely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leaf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaf
    • Leakesville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leakesville
      • Leakesville [Greene County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Neely
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leakesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leakesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leakesville<4>
    • Little Creek [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Creek
      • Little Creek [Perry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Neely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Creek
    • Merrill [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [George County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Neely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
    • Progress [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progress
      • Progress [Perry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Neely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progress have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progress
    • Sand Hill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Greene County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Neely
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill

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 Neely. 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 ...
    • Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinegar Bend (Alabama) on Wednesday August 13, 1930 and died in Kerrville (Texas) on Sunday February 21, 1999 at the age of 68.
      • Vinegar Bend is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Neely.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Leakesville, which is the Seat of Greene County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Neely to Leakesville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,746 miles [10,856.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,452 miles [11,992.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,329 miles [8,576.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Neely. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1649, Longitude: -88.7548       In this case, the coordinates for Neely 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Neely 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>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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Neely 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 314.662 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.108 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.518 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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