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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 Neil, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Neil 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 Neil:
    • 34.596206, -88.230321
    • 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 Neil
  • 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 Neil ...

We have found two communities that share the name Neil.

Within Mississippi, the name Neil is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Tulare 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 California community of Neil [Tulare County].
    • Tennessee
      • Franklin County
      • This Neil is located in Franklin County and lies 112 miles [180.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Neil that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neil
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Neil.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Neil ...

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.

  • Bishop [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
    • Bishop [Colbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Neil
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
  • Bloody Springs [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloody Springs
    • Bloody Springs [Tishomingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Neil
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloody Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloody Springs
  • Dennis [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
    • Dennis [Tishomingo County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Neil
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis
  • Golden [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
    • Golden [Tishomingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Neil
    • Estimated population in 2019: 188 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Good Springs [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Springs
      • Good Springs [Colbert County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Neil
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Maud [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maud
      • Maud [Colbert County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Neil
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maud have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
    • Mingo [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mingo
      • Mingo [Tishomingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Neil
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mingo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
    • Petertown [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petertown
      • Petertown [Tishomingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Neil
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petertown
    • Pogo [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pogo
      • Pogo [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Neil
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pogo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pogo

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 Neil. 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 ...
    • Kandi Barbour     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Sunday February 15, 1959 and died in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Russellville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Neil.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kandi Barbour<5>
    • Etheridge Knight     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Corinth (Mississippi) on Sunday April 19, 1931 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday March 10, 1991 at the age of 59. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Corinth is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Neil.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Etheridge Knight<5>
    • Anderson Lawler     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Monday May 5, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1959 at the age of 56. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Russellville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Neil.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Iuka, which is the Seat of Tishomingo County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Neil to Iuka, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 194 miles [312.2 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 686 miles [1,104 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,558 miles [10,554.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Tishomingo County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Neil. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

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 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 Neil 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Neil) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Neil. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5962, Longitude: -88.2303       In this case, the coordinates for Neil 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>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 Neil 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 314.614 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.52 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.656 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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