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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Nellieburg:
    • 32.406809, -88.777270
    • 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 Nellieburg
  • 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 Nellieburg ...

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.

  • Bonita [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonita
    • Bonita [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Nellieburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonita
  • Complete [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Complete
    • Complete [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Nellieburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Complete have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Complete
  • Graham [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nellieburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
  • Lost Gap [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Gap
    • Lost Gap [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Nellieburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Gap
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    • Marion [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Nellieburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Meridian [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [Lauderdale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Nellieburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<3>
    • Pine Springs [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Springs
      • Pine Springs [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Nellieburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Springs
    • Poplar Springs [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Nellieburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs

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 Nellieburg. 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 ...
    • Paul Lavon Davis     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 21, 1948 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday April 22, 2008 at the age of 60. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Nellieburg.
      • Meridian is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Nellieburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Lavon Davis<4>
    • John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday February 10, 1947 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 23, 2012 at the age of 65. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Nellieburg.
      • Meridian is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Nellieburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge<4>
    • Andrew Goodman     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday November 23, 1943 and died in Neshoba (Mississippi) on Sunday June 21, 1964 at the age of 20. He is buried at Mt. Judah Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Neshoba is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Nellieburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<4>
    • Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Friday March 11, 1949 at the age of 39. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Nellieburg.
      • Meridian is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Nellieburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair<4>
    • David Ruffin     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Saturday January 18, 1941 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday June 1, 1991 at the age of 50. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Meridian is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Nellieburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Ruffin<4>
    • James 'Skeeter' Webb     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Thursday November 4, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday July 8, 1986 at the age of 76. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Nellieburg.
      • Meridian is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Nellieburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Skeeter' Webb<4>
    • Al Wilson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday June 19, 1939 and died in Fontana (California) on Monday April 21, 2008 at the age of 68. He is buried at Evergreen Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Meridian is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Nellieburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Wilson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Meridian, which is the Seat of Lauderdale County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 82 miles [132 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Nellieburg 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 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,687 miles [10,761.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,397 miles [11,904.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,273 miles [8,486.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lauderdale County: www.lauderdalecounty.org/

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' (or 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- Nellieburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nellieburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nellieburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nellieburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4068, Longitude: -88.7773       In this case, the coordinates for Nellieburg 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>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 Nellieburg 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 314.788 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.423 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.308 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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