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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 Sight, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Sight 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 Sight:
    • 31.655412, -90.448836
    • 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 Sight
  • 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 Sight ...

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.

  • Allen [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Copiah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of New Sight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
  • Caseyville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caseyville
    • Caseyville [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of New Sight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caseyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caseyville
  • Enterprise [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of New Sight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Fair River [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair River
    • Fair River [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair River
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    • Friendship [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Hartman [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartman
      • Hartman [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of New Sight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartman
    • Martinsville [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [Copiah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of New Sight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
    • Pearlhaven [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearlhaven
      • Pearlhaven [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of New Sight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearlhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearlhaven
    • Sand Hill [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Copiah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of New Sight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Shucktown [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shucktown
      • Shucktown [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of New Sight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shucktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shucktown
    • Stronghope [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stronghope
      • Stronghope [Copiah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of New Sight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stronghope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stronghope

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 Sight. 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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    • Roscoe Ates     (Actor, comedian, musician)
      • Actor, comedian, musician. He was born in Grange (Mississippi) on Sunday January 20, 1895 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday March 1, 1962 at the age of 67. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Grange is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of New Sight.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roscoe Ates<3>
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Hazlehurst is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of New Sight.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<3>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the south of New Sight.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earsell Mackbee<3>
    • Britney Spears     (Singer, dancer, actress)
      • Singer, dancer, actress. She was born in McComb (Mississippi) on Wednesday December 2, 1981
      • McComb is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of New Sight.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Brookhaven, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies just to the South.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from New Sight to Jackson, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 904 miles [1,454.8 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 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,505 miles [12,078.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,381 miles [8,659.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Lincoln County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Sight. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Sight) 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 Sight. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Sight

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Sight. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6554, Longitude: -90.4488    
<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 Sight 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 315.739 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.426 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.108 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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