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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 Nichols, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nichols and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Nichols:
    • 33.317900, -90.412865
    • 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 Nichols
  • 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 Nichols ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Nichols.

Within Mississippi, the name Nichols is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 26 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Bibb County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Nichols [Bibb County].
    • Arkansas
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Nichols [Polk County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Nichols lies 2,120 miles [3,411.8 km]<3> to the northwest of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • This Nichols is located in Contra Costa County and lies 1,791 miles [2,882.3 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Nichols.
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Nichols is located in Fairfield County and lies 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km]<3> to the northeast of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Nichols.
    • Florida
      • Polk County
      • This Nichols is located in Polk County and lies 623 miles [1,002.6 km]<3> to the southeast of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Nichols.
    • Iowa
      • Muscatine County
      • This Nichols is located in Muscatine County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km]<3> to the north of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscatine County community of Nichols.
    • Kansas
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Nichols [Jefferson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Bullitt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Nichols [Bullitt County].
      • Hickman County
      • This Nichols is located in Hickman County and lies 248 miles [399.1 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hickman County community of Nichols.
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Nichols [Caddo Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Caroline County
      • This Nichols is located in Caroline County and lies 895 miles [1,440.4 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Nichols.
    • Michigan
      • Antrim County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Nichols [Antrim County].
      • Calhoun County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Nichols [Calhoun County].
      • Keweenaw County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Nichols [Keweenaw County].
    • Minnesota
      • Aitkin County
      • This Nichols is located in Aitkin County and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<3> to the north of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aitkin County community of Nichols.
    • Missouri
      • Greene County
      • This Nichols is located in Greene County and lies 316 miles [508.6 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Nichols.
    • Montana
      • Rosebud County
      • This Nichols is located in Rosebud County and lies 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km]<3> to the northwest of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rosebud County community of Nichols.
    • Nebraska
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Nichols.
    • New York
      • Steuben County
      • This Nichols is located in Steuben County and lies 934 miles [1,503.1 km]<3> to the northeast of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Nichols.
      • Tioga County
      • This Nichols is located in Tioga County and lies 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the northeast of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Nichols.
    • Oklahoma
      • Osage County
      • This Nichols is located in Osage County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<3> to the northwest of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osage County community of Nichols.
    • Oregon
      • Douglas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Nichols [Douglas County].
    • South Carolina
      • Marion County
      • This Nichols is located in Marion County and lies 649 miles [1,044.5 km]<3> to the east of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Nichols.
    • Tennessee
      • Blount County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Nichols [Blount County].
    • Texas
      • Karnes County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Nichols [Karnes County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Outagamie County
      • This Nichols is located in Outagamie County and lies 783 miles [1,260.1 km]<3> to the north of the Nichols that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Outagamie County community of Nichols.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nichols ...

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.

  • Butler [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Nichols
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Castleman [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleman
    • Castleman [Humphreys County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Nichols
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castleman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castleman
  • Four Mile [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Mile
    • Four Mile [Humphreys County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Nichols
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Mile
  • Grass Lake [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Lake
    • Grass Lake [Humphreys County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Nichols
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Lake
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Horseshoe [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe
      • Horseshoe [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Nichols
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Nichols
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Marksville [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Nichols
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
    • Mayday [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayday
      • Mayday [Leflore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Nichols
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayday have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayday
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Nichols
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Oak Grove [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Nichols
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Swiftown [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftown
      • Swiftown [Leflore County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southwest of Nichols
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiftown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiftown

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 Nichols. 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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    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Nichols.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<5>
    • 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).
      • Greenwood is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Nichols.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<5>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Nichols.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<5>
    • Juanita Moore     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Monday October 19, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at the age of 99. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenwood is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Nichols.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Nichols.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenwood, which is the Seat of Leflore County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Nichols to Greenwood, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,709 miles [10,797.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,427 miles [11,952.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,303 miles [8,534.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Nichols, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 Nichols 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.
<3>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- Nichols) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nichols. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3179, Longitude: -90.4129       In this case, the coordinates for Nichols have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Nichols 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 315.874 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.807 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.816 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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