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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 New Augusta, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Augusta 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 New Augusta:
    • 31.203604, -89.027574
    • 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 New Augusta
  • 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 New Augusta ...

We have found two communities that share the name New Augusta.

Within Mississippi, the name New Augusta is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Woodruff County
      • This New Augusta is located in Woodruff County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the New Augusta that is located in Perry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodruff County community of New Augusta.
    • Indiana
      • Marion County
      • This New Augusta is located in Marion County and lies 619 miles [996.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the New Augusta that is located in Perry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of New Augusta.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Augusta ...

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.

  • Four Points [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Points
    • Four Points [Forrest County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of New Augusta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Points
  • Goodluck [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
    • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of New Augusta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
  • Hercules Station [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hercules Station
    • Hercules Station [Perry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of New Augusta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hercules Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hercules Station
  • Indian Springs [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
    • Indian Springs [Perry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of New Augusta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Janice [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janice
      • Janice [Perry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of New Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janice
    • Little Creek [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Creek
      • Little Creek [Perry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of New Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Creek
    • Oak Grove [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Perry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of New Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Ragland [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragland
      • Ragland [Forrest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of New Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ragland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ragland
    • Redhill [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redhill
      • Redhill [Perry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of New Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redhill

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 New Augusta. 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 ...
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of New Augusta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<3>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at the age of 70. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Ellisville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of New Augusta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<3>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of New Augusta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<3>

How Far From New Augusta to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as New Augusta to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 101 miles [162.5 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from New Augusta to Jackson, with an average speed<4>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,756 miles [10,872.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,462 miles [12,008.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,339 miles [8,592.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Perry County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- New Augusta) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Augusta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Augusta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Augusta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2036, Longitude: -89.0276       In this case, the coordinates for New Augusta 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 New Augusta to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.829 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.307 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.618 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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