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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 Nelia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nelia 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 Nelia:
    • 33.429839, -90.942047
    • 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 Nelia
  • 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 Nelia ...

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.

  • Cold Springs [Washington County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs [Washington County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Elizabeth [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Nelia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Forkland [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkland
    • Forkland [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forkland
  • Greenville [Washington County]
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    • Hays [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
      • Hays [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
    • Heads [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heads
      • Heads [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heads
    • Helm [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helm
      • Helm [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helm
    • Hollyknowe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollyknowe
      • Hollyknowe [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Nelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollyknowe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollyknowe
    • Hunt [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt
      • Hunt [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt
    • Jones Chapel [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Chapel
      • Jones Chapel [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Nelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Chapel
    • Magenta [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magenta
      • Magenta [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Nelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magenta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magenta
    • Priscilla [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priscilla
      • Priscilla [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Nelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Priscilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priscilla

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 Nelia. 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.

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    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
      • Greenville is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Nelia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<4>
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday May 4, 1938 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Greenville is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Nelia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<4>
    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Nelia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<4>

How Far From Nelia 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 Nelia 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 Nelia once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Nelia and extending to:

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    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Nelia to Jackson, with an average speed<6>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 860 miles [1,384 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two 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 6,724 miles [10,821.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,445 miles [11,981.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,320 miles [8,561.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nelia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4298, Longitude: -90.9420       In this case, the coordinates for Nelia 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Nelia, 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 Nelia 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 316.216 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.219 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.019 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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