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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 York, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New York 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 York:
    • 33.920946, -88.889223
    • 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 York
  • 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 York ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name New York.

Within Mississippi, the name New York is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Santa Rosa County
      • This New York is located in Santa Rosa County and lies 234 miles [376.6 km]<1> to the south southeast of the New York that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Rosa County community of New York.
    • Georgia
      • Lee 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 Georgia community of New York [Lee County].
      • Polk 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 Georgia community of New York [Polk County].
    • Iowa
      • Wayne County
      • This New York is located in Wayne County and lies 535 miles [861 km]<1> to the north northwest of the New York that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of New York.
    • Kentucky
      • Ballard County
      • This New York is located in Ballard County and lies 211 miles [339.6 km]<1> to the north of the New York that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ballard County community of New York.
    • Missouri
      • Caldwell County
      • This New York is located in Caldwell County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the New York that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of New York.
      • Scott 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 Missouri community of New York [Scott County].
    • New Mexico
      • Cibola County
      • This New York is located in Cibola County and lies 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km]<1> to the west of the New York that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cibola County community of New York.
    • New York
      • New York County
      • This New York is located in New York County and lies 941 miles [1,514.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the New York that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New York County community of New York.
    • Ohio
      • Champaign County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Champaign County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of New York.
    • Tennessee
      • Montgomery 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 Tennessee community of New York [Montgomery County].
    • Texas
      • Henderson County
      • This New York is located in Henderson County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the New York that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of New York.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New York ...

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.

  • Bacon [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacon
    • Bacon [Chickasaw County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of New York
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bacon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chalk Bluff [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Bluff
    • Chalk Bluff [Chickasaw County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of New York
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalk Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of New York
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Hickory Flat [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
    • Hickory Flat [Chickasaw County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of New York
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jolly [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jolly
      • Jolly [Chickasaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jolly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jolly
    • Pikeville [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Chickasaw County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prairie Mount [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Mount
      • Prairie Mount [Chickasaw County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Mount have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prospect [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [Chickasaw County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ridge [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge
      • Ridge [Chickasaw County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shake Rag [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shake Rag
      • Shake Rag [Chickasaw County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shake Rag 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 York. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of New York.
      • Shannon is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<5>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<5>

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Houston, which is the Seat of Chickasaw County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from New York to Jackson, with an average speed<6>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 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> 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).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,334 miles [11,802.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,209 miles [8,383.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Chickasaw County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 drawn from Point A (ie- New York) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New York. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9209, Longitude: -88.8892       In this case, the coordinates for New York 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 York, 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 York 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>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.
<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 York 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 314.976 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.846 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.068 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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