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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 Niles, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Niles 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 Niles:
    • 33.855387, -90.957328
    • 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 Niles
  • 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 Niles ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Niles.

Within Mississippi, the name Niles is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Gulf County
      • This Niles is located in Gulf County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Niles that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gulf County community of Niles.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Niles is located in Cook County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Niles that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Niles.
    • Iowa
      • Boone 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 Iowa community of Niles [Boone County].
      • Floyd 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 Iowa community of Niles [Floyd County].
    • Kansas
      • Ottawa County
      • This Niles is located in Ottawa County and lies 505 miles [812.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Niles that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Niles.
    • Michigan
      • Berrien County
      • This Niles is located in Berrien County and lies 607 miles [976.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Niles that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berrien County community of Niles.
      • Oakland 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 Niles [Oakland County].
    • Missouri
      • Newton 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 Missouri community of Niles [Newton County].
    • New York
      • Cayuga County
      • This Niles is located in Cayuga County and lies 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Niles that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cayuga County community of Niles.
    • North Dakota
      • Benson County
      • This Niles is located in Benson County and lies 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Niles that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benson County community of Niles.
    • Ohio
      • Gallia County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Gallia County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallia County community of Niles.
      • Trumbull County
      • This Niles is located in Trumbull County and lies 753 miles [1,211.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Niles that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trumbull County community of Niles.
    • Oklahoma
      • Canadian County
      • This Niles is located in Canadian County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Niles that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Canadian County community of Niles.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Venango County
      • This Niles is located in Venango County and lies 796 miles [1,281 km]<1> to the northeast of the Niles that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Venango County community of Niles.
    • Texas
      • Harris 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 Niles [Harris County].
      • Lee 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 Texas community of Niles [Lee County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Manitowoc 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 Wisconsin community of Niles [Manitowoc County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Niles ...

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.

  • Christmas [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christmas
    • Christmas [Bolivar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Niles
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christmas
  • Dennis Landing [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis Landing
    • Dennis Landing [Bolivar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Niles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennis Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis Landing
  • Gill [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill
    • Gill [Bolivar County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Niles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
  • Longshot [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longshot
    • Longshot [Bolivar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Niles
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longshot
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Mason Landing [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Landing
      • Mason Landing [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Niles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Landing
    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Niles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<5>
    • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Bayou
      • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Niles
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,370 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Bayou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound Bayou<5>
    • Mound City [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Bolivar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Niles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Mozart [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mozart
      • Mozart [Desha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Niles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mozart have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mozart
    • Napoleon [Desha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Desha County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Niles
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Napoleon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Rosedale [Bolivar County]
    • Round Lake [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake
      • Round Lake [Bolivar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Niles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Lake
    • Snow Lake [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake
      • Snow Lake [Desha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Niles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake

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 Niles. 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 ...
    • Otis Clay     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Waxhaw (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 11, 1942 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday January 8, 2016 at the age of 73. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Waxhaw is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Niles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Clay<7>
    • Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Drew (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 11, 1934 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday February 21, 2013 at the age of 78. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Drew is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Niles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples<7>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cleveland, which is the Seat of Bolivar County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Niles to Cleveland, with an average speed<8> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 116 miles [186.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,704 miles [10,789 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,426 miles [11,951 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,301 miles [8,531.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<12>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bolivar County: www.co.bolivar.ms.us/

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- Niles) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Niles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8554, Longitude: -90.9573       In this case, the coordinates for Niles have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Niles 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>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 Niles, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>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 Niles to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.263 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.331 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.952 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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