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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 Holmesville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Holmesville 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 Holmesville:
    • 31.212677, -90.313983
    • 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 Holmesville
  • 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 New Holmesville ...

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.

  • Bear Town [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
    • Bear Town [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of New Holmesville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
  • Bridges [Walthall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridges
    • Bridges [Walthall County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of New Holmesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridges
  • Emerald [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald
    • Emerald [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of New Holmesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald
  • Jennings [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
    • Jennings [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of New Holmesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Kirkville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkville
      • Kirkville [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of New Holmesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkville
    • Magnolia [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of New Holmesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<3>
    • Martin [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of New Holmesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Pricedale [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pricedale
      • Pricedale [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of New Holmesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pricedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pricedale
    • Rushing [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushing
      • Rushing [Walthall County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Holmesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushing

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 Holmesville. 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 ...
    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of New Holmesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<4>
    • Earsell Mackbee     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brookhaven (Mississippi) on Wednesday January 15, 1941 and died in Vallejo (California) on Monday November 9, 2009 at the age of 68. He is buried at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (Solano County, California).
      • Brookhaven is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of New Holmesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earsell Mackbee<4>
    • Britney Spears     (Singer, dancer, actress)
      • Singer, dancer, actress. She was born in McComb (Mississippi) on Wednesday December 2, 1981
      • McComb is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of New Holmesville.
    • Ronnie Van Zant     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday January 15, 1948 and died in Gillsburg (Mississippi) on Thursday October 20, 1977 at the age of 29. He is buried at Riverside Memorial Park (Duval County, Florida).
      • Gillsburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of New Holmesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Van Zant<4>

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Magnolia, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from New Holmesville to Magnolia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,809 miles [10,958 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,519 miles [12,100.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,395 miles [8,682.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pike County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pike County: www.co.pike.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 'straight-line' (or 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- New Holmesville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Holmesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2127, Longitude: -90.3140       In this case, the coordinates for New Holmesville 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 New Holmesville, 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 New Holmesville 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 315.61 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.216 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.123 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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