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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 Nesbit, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nesbit 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 Nesbit:
    • 34.881763, -90.008702
    • 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 Nesbit
  • 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 Nesbit ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Nesbit.

Within Mississippi, the name Nesbit is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Duval 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 Florida community of Nesbit [Duval County].
    • Georgia
      • Wayne 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 Georgia community of Nesbit [Wayne County].
    • Kentucky
      • Johnson 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 Kentucky community of Nesbit [Johnson County].
    • Minnesota
      • Polk 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 Minnesota community of Nesbit [Polk County].
    • Missouri
      • Dunklin County
      • This Nesbit is located in Dunklin County and lies 83 miles [133.6 km]<2> to the north of the Nesbit that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nesbit
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dunklin County community of Nesbit.
    • Nebraska
      • Logan County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Logan County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Nesbit.
    • Oklahoma
      • Kingfisher 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 Oklahoma community of Nesbit [Kingfisher County].
    • South Carolina
      • Spartanburg 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 South Carolina community of Nesbit [Spartanburg County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nesbit ...

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.

  • Days [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Days
    • Days [DeSoto County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Nesbit
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Days have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Days
  • De Soto Village [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto Village
    • De Soto Village [DeSoto County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Nesbit
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Soto Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto Village
  • Deans Corner [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deans Corner
    • Deans Corner [DeSoto County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Nesbit
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deans Corner
  • Eudora [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eudora
    • Eudora [DeSoto County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Nesbit
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eudora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eudora
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    • Hernando [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hernando
      • Hernando [DeSoto County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Nesbit
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hernando have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hernando
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hernando<5>
    • Holly Hills [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hills
      • Holly Hills [DeSoto County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Nesbit
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hills
    • Horn Lake [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horn Lake
      • Horn Lake [DeSoto County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Nesbit
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horn Lake<5>
    • Lynchburg [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [DeSoto County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Nesbit
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
    • Pleasant Hill [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [DeSoto County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Nesbit
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Plum Point [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point [DeSoto County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Nesbit
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point
    • Robinson Gin [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson Gin
      • Robinson Gin [DeSoto County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Nesbit
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson Gin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Gin
    • Twin Lakes [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [DeSoto County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Nesbit
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes

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 Nesbit. 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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    • Johnny Ace     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at the age of 25. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<6>
    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49.
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<6>
    • Charles 'Packy' Axton     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at the age of 32. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton<6>
    • Kathy Bates     (Oscar winning actress, director)
      • Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
    • 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.
      • Germantown is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Nesbit.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<6>
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<6>
    • Bobby 'Blue' Bland     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Rosemark (Tennessee) on Monday January 27, 1930 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 23, 2013 at the age of 83.
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby 'Blue' Bland<6>
    • Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.     (Musician)
    • Lorraine Brox     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at the age of 92. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox<6>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19.
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<6>
    • James Carr     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<6>
    • O'Landa Draper     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday September 29, 1963 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday July 21, 1998 at the age of 34.
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: O'Landa Draper<6>
    • Donald 'Duck' Dunn     (Musician, songwriter, producer)
      • Musician, songwriter, producer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Tokyo (Japan) on Sunday May 13, 2012 at the age of 70.
      • Memphis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Nesbit.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Duck' Dunn<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hernando, which is the Seat of DeSoto County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 178 miles [286.5 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Nesbit to Jackson, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,615 miles [10,645.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,338 miles [11,809.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,214 miles [8,391.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About DeSoto County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeSoto County: www.desotoms.com/

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Nesbit 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nesbit) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nesbit. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8818, Longitude: -90.0087       In this case, the coordinates for Nesbit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Nesbit, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Nesbit to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.744 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.867 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.356 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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