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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 Nevada, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nevada 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 Nevada:
    • 32.524029, -90.468151
    • 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 Nevada
  • 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 Nevada ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Nevada.

Within Mississippi, the name Nevada is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Nevada is located in San Bernardino County and lies 1,543 miles [2,483.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Nevada that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Nevada.
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe 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 Colorado community of Nevada [Arapahoe County].
    • Illinois
      • Livingston County
      • This Nevada is located in Livingston County and lies 600 miles [965.6 km]<1> to the north of the Nevada that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Nevada.
    • Indiana
      • Tipton County
      • This Nevada is located in Tipton County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Nevada that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tipton County community of Nevada.
    • Iowa
      • Story County
      • This Nevada is located in Story County and lies 675 miles [1,086.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Nevada that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Story County community of Nevada.
    • Kansas
      • Douglas County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Douglas County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Nevada.
      • Ness 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 Kansas community of Nevada [Ness County].
    • Kentucky
      • Mercer County
      • This Nevada is located in Mercer County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Nevada that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Nevada.
    • Missouri
      • Vernon County
      • This Nevada is located in Vernon County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Nevada that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Nevada.
    • Ohio
      • Wyandot County
      • This Nevada is located in Wyandot County and lies 701 miles [1,128.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Nevada that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyandot County community of Nevada.
    • Texas
      • Collin County
      • This Nevada is located in Collin County and lies 344 miles [553.6 km]<1> to the west of the Nevada that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collin County community of Nevada.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nevada ...

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.

  • Adelle [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelle
    • Adelle [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Nevada
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelle
  • Bolton [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
    • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Nevada
    • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
  • Champion Hill [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion Hill
    • Champion Hill [Hinds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Nevada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion Hill
  • Eldorado [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldorado
    • Eldorado [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Nevada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldorado have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldorado
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    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Nevada
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<5>
    • Lynchburg [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Nevada
      • 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
    • Mechanicsburg [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsburg
      • Mechanicsburg [Yazoo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Nevada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsburg
    • Oil City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Yazoo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Nevada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Orangeville [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeville
      • Orangeville [Hinds County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Nevada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orangeville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeville
    • Pocahontas [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Nevada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocahontas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocahontas<5>
    • Queens Hill [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens Hill
      • Queens Hill [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Nevada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queens Hill
    • Rawhide [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawhide
      • Rawhide [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Nevada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawhide have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawhide

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 Nevada. 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 Fuller     (Gospel singer)
      • Gospel singer. He was born in Edwards (Mississippi) on Saturday April 20, 1929 and died in Oakland (California) on Monday May 20, 1985 at the age of 56. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Edwards is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Nevada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<6>
    • Willie Albert 'Al' Goodman     (Singer)
    • L.C. Greenwood     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Sunday September 8, 1946 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Sunday September 29, 2013 at the age of 67. He is buried at Priestley Chapel MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Canton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Nevada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: L.C. Greenwood<6>
    • David Lee 'Deacon' Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Nevada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lee 'Deacon' Turner<6>
    • Deacon Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Nevada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deacon Turner<6>
    • Ernestine Wade     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday August 7, 1906 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday April 15, 1983 at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (California).
      • Jackson is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Nevada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernestine Wade<6>
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Friday December 9, 1955 and died in Madison (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1993 at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Nevada.
      • Madison is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Nevada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<6>
    • Eudora Welty     (Pultizer Prize winning author)
      • Pultizer Prize winning author. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday April 13, 1909 and died in Jackson (Mississippi) on Monday July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Nevada.
      • Jackson is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Nevada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eudora Welty<6>
    • Napoleon B. Whiting     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Tueday September 21, 1909 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 22, 1984 at the age of 75. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Canton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Nevada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Napoleon B. Whiting<6>
    • John McKay Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Saturday October 27, 1945 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 66. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Jackson is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Nevada.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jackson, which is the Seat of Hinds County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Nevada to Jackson, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast (SE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,466 miles [12,015.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,342 miles [8,597.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Hinds County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hinds County: www.co.hinds.ms.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nevada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5240, Longitude: -90.4682       In this case, the coordinates for Nevada 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 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 Nevada 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>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 Nevada, 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 Nevada 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 315.836 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.656 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.974 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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