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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 Hope Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Hope Park 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 Hope Park:
    • 33.458452, -88.340315
    • 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 Hope Park
  • 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 Hope Park ...

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.

  • Cedar View [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar View
    • Cedar View [Lowndes County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of New Hope Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar View
  • Columbus [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Lowndes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of New Hope Park
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,573 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
  • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
    • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of New Hope Park
    • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
  • Forest [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [Pickens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of New Hope Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
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    • Fox Run [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Run
      • Fox Run [Lowndes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of New Hope Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Run
    • Greenacres [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenacres
      • Greenacres [Lowndes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of New Hope Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenacres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenacres
    • Holly Hills [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hills
      • Holly Hills [Lowndes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of New Hope Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hills
    • Liberty [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of New Hope Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Pinecrest [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Lowndes County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of New Hope Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Sleepy Hollow [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Lowndes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of New Hope Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow

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 Hope Park. 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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    • Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong     (Professional boxer)
    • Carey Bell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at the age of 70.
      • Macon is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of New Hope Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<4>
    • Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett     (Musician)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of New Hope Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<4>
    • Jesse Fortune     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at the age of 79.
      • Macon is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of New Hope Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<4>
    • Andrew Patrick Wood     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Columbus (Mississippi) on Saturday January 8, 1966 and died in Bremerton (Washington) on Monday March 19, 1990 at the age of 24. He is buried at Miller - Woodlawn Memorial Park (Kitsap County, Washington).
      • Columbus is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of New Hope Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Patrick Wood<4>

How Far From New Hope Park 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 Hope Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbus, which is the Seat of Lowndes County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 133 miles [214 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from New Hope Park to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 732 miles [1,178 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,618 miles [10,650.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,331 miles [11,798.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,206 miles [8,378.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Lowndes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Hope Park. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Hope Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Hope Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4585, Longitude: -88.3403       In this case, the coordinates for New Hope Park 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 New Hope Park 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 314.605 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.354 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.932 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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