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(Pearl River County)

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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 Nicholson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nicholson 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 Nicholson:
    • 30.477071, -89.693621
    • 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 Nicholson
  • 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 Nicholson ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Nicholson.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Nicholson.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, nine are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Hancock County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Nicholson [Hancock County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • DeKalb 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 Alabama community of Nicholson [DeKalb County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Nicholson lies 1,996 miles [3,212.3 km]<3> to the northwest of the Nicholson that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
    • Georgia
      • Jackson County
      • This Nicholson is located in Jackson County and lies 443 miles [712.9 km]<3> to the northeast of the Nicholson that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Nicholson.
    • Kentucky
      • Kenton County
      • This Nicholson is located in Kenton County and lies 650 miles [1,046.1 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Nicholson that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kenton County community of Nicholson.
    • Michigan
      • Shiawassee County
      • This Nicholson is located in Shiawassee County and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Nicholson that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shiawassee County community of Nicholson.
    • Montana
      • Cascade County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Cascade County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cascade County community of Nicholson.
    • North Dakota
      • Sargent County
      • This Nicholson is located in Sargent County and lies 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Nicholson that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sargent County community of Nicholson.
    • Ontario
      • This Nicholson lies 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Nicholson that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
    • Pennsylvania
      • Wyoming County
      • This Nicholson is located in Wyoming County and lies 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km]<3> to the northeast of the Nicholson that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming County community of Nicholson.
    • Wisconsin
      • Waupaca County
      • This Nicholson is located in Waupaca County and lies 971 miles [1,562.7 km]<3> to the north of the Nicholson that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waupaca County community of Nicholson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nicholson ...

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.

  • Amos [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amos
    • Amos [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Nicholson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amos have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amos
  • Audubon [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audubon
    • Audubon [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Nicholson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Audubon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audubon
  • Flat Top [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Top
    • Flat Top [Hancock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Nicholson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Top have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Top
  • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Nicholson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
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    • Hickory Hills [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Nicholson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Industrial [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industrial
      • Industrial [Pearl River County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Nicholson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industrial have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industrial
    • Leetown [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Hancock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Nicholson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Magnolia Forest [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Forest
      • Magnolia Forest [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Nicholson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Forest
    • Maude [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maude
      • Maude [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Nicholson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maude have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maude
    • Napoleon [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Hancock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Nicholson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
    • Ozone Pines [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozone Pines
      • Ozone Pines [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Nicholson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozone Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozone Pines
    • Palestine [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Pearl River County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Nicholson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Nicholson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<5>
    • Pecan Grove [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
      • Pecan Grove [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Nicholson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
    • Porters River Landing [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters River Landing
      • Porters River Landing [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Nicholson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters River Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters River Landing
    • River Gardens [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Gardens
      • River Gardens [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Nicholson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Gardens

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 Nicholson. 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 ...
    • Tony Canzoneri     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Slidell (Louisiana) on Friday November 6, 1908 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Wednesday December 9, 1959 at the age of 51. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Slidell is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Nicholson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<6>
    • Emile Meyer     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday August 18, 1910 and died in Covington (Louisiana) on Thursday March 19, 1987 at the age of 76. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Covington is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Nicholson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emile Meyer<6>

How Far From Nicholson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Nicholson to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Poplarville, which is the Seat of Pearl River County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Nicholson to Poplarville, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,819 miles [10,974.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,525 miles [12,110.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,402 miles [8,693.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Pearl River County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pearl River County: www.pearlrivercounty.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Nicholson 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.
<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 Nicholson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nicholson) 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 Nicholson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nicholson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nicholson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4771, Longitude: -89.6936    
<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 Nicholson 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 315.155 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.588 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.994 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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