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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 Wren, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Wren 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 Wren:
    • 33.972009, -88.613680
    • 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 Wren
  • 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 Wren ...

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.

  • Central Grove [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Grove
    • Central Grove [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of New Wren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Grove
  • Chalk Bluff [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Bluff
    • Chalk Bluff [Chickasaw County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of New Wren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalk Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Coon Tail [Monroe County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coon Tail
    • Coon Tail [Monroe County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of New Wren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coon Tail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cotton Gin Ferry [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Ferry
    • Cotton Gin Ferry [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of New Wren
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Gin Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Gin Ferry
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    • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Gin Port
      • Cotton Gin Port [Monroe County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of New Wren
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of New Wren
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • Fields Ferry [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fields Ferry
      • Fields Ferry [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of New Wren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fields Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fields Ferry
    • Goose Pond [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Pond
      • Goose Pond [Monroe County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of New Wren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goose Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Green Acres [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of New Wren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Longview [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of New Wren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Piney Grove [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
      • Piney Grove [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of New Wren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove
    • Poplar Springs [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Chickasaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of New Wren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Tranquil [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tranquil
      • Tranquil [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of New Wren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tranquil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tranquil
    • Wildwood [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of New Wren
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Wren. 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 ...
    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of New Wren.
      • Shannon is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of New Wren.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<3>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of New Wren.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<3>
    • Bukka White     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Houston (Mississippi) on Friday November 12, 1909 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 26, 1977 at the age of 67. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Houston is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of New Wren.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<3>

How Far From New Wren to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Wren to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Aberdeen, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from New Wren to Aberdeen, with an average speed<4> 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 146 miles [235 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,604 miles [10,628.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,320 miles [11,780.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,195 miles [8,360.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Monroe County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecountyms.org

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Wren) 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 Wren. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Wren

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Wren. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9720, Longitude: -88.6137    
<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 Wren 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 314.809 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.661 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.943 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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