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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 Town, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Town 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 Town:
    • 33.270954, -90.753429
    • 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 Town
  • 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 Town ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name New Town.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named New Town.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 23 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Tate County
      • This New Town is located in Tate County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tate County community of New Town.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jackson County
      • This New Town is located in Jackson County and lies 303 miles [487.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of New Town.
      • Jefferson County
      • This New Town is located in Jefferson County and lies 223 miles [358.9 km] to the east of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of New Town.
      • Montgomery County
      • This New Town is located in Montgomery County and lies 265 miles [426.5 km] to the east southeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of New Town.
    • Arkansas
      • Carroll County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of New Town [Carroll County].
      • Crawford County
      • This New Town is located in Crawford County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of New Town.
    • Georgia
      • Gordon County
      • This New Town is located in Gordon County and lies 346 miles [556.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gordon County community of New Town.
      • Wilkes County
      • This New Town is located in Wilkes County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km] to the east of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkes County community of New Town.
    • Kansas
      • Coffey County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of New Town [Coffey County].
    • Maryland
      • Wicomico County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of New Town [Wicomico County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of New Town [Middlesex County].
    • New Jersey
      • Mercer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of New Town [Mercer County].
    • North Carolina
      • Richmond County
      • This New Town is located in Richmond County and lies 641 miles [1,031.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of New Town.
      • Scotland County
      • This New Town is located in Scotland County and lies 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the east northeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scotland County community of New Town.
    • North Dakota
      • Mountrail County
      • This New Town is located in Mountrail County and lies 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mountrail County community of New Town.
    • Nova Scotia
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Ohio
      • Guernsey County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Guernsey County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guernsey County community of New Town.
      • Hocking County
      • This New Town is located in Hocking County and lies 642 miles [1,033.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hocking County community of New Town.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Centre County
      • This New Town is located in Centre County and lies 863 miles [1,388.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Centre County community of New Town.
    • Tennessee
      • Hardin County
      • This New Town is located in Hardin County and lies 197 miles [317 km]<1> to the northeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of New Town.
      • Marshall County
      • This New Town is located in Marshall County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km] to the northeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of New Town.
      • Maury County
      • This New Town is located in Maury County and lies 277 miles [445.8 km] to the northeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of New Town.
    • Virginia
      • Norfolk City
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of New Town [Norfolk City].
      • Radford City
      • This New Town is located in Radford City and lies 631 miles [1,015.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the New Town that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Radford City community of New Town.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Town ...

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.

  • Bourbon [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourbon
    • Bourbon [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of New Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourbon
  • Empire [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
    • Empire [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of New Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Empire have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Empire
  • Floyd [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
    • Floyd [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of New Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floyd have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
  • Hays [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
    • Hays [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of New Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
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    • Heard Ferry [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heard Ferry
      • Heard Ferry [Sunflower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heard Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heard Ferry
    • Heathman [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathman
      • Heathman [Sunflower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathman
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of New Town
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<5>
    • Hollyknowe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollyknowe
      • Hollyknowe [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollyknowe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollyknowe
    • Jones Chapel [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Chapel
      • Jones Chapel [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Chapel
    • Murphy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Murphy Ferry [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy Ferry
      • Murphy Ferry [Humphreys County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy Ferry
    • Quay [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quay
      • Quay [Washington County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Randolph [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Washington County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of New Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Town. 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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    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
      • Greenville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of New Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<6>
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday May 4, 1938 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Greenville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of New Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<6>
    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of New Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<6>
    • B.B. King     (Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer)
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer. He was born in Itta Bena (Mississippi) on Wednesday September 16, 1925 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • Itta Bena is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of New Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<6>
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of New Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<6>
    • Muddy Waters     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) on Friday April 4, 1913 and died in Westmont (Illinois) on Saturday April 30, 1983 at the age of 70. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Rolling Fork is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of New Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<6>

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

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

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    • Indianola, which is the Seat of Sunflower County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from New Town to Indianola, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,444 miles [11,980 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,319 miles [8,560.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Town. 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 Town) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2710, Longitude: -90.7534       In this case, the coordinates for New Town have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 New Town 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.
<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 New Town 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 316.083 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.043 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.967 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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