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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 Nitta Yuma, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nitta Yuma 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 Nitta Yuma:
    • 33.024184, -90.848258
    • 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 Nitta Yuma
  • 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 Nitta Yuma ...

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.

  • Big Eddy Landing [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Eddy Landing
    • Big Eddy Landing [Sharkey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitta Yuma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Eddy Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Eddy Landing
  • Booth [Issaquena County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booth
    • Booth [Issaquena County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nitta Yuma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booth
  • Chapel Landing [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Landing
    • Chapel Landing [Sharkey County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitta Yuma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Landing
  • Delta City [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
    • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Nitta Yuma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
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    • Grace [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
      • Grace [Issaquena County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Nitta Yuma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
    • Holland Landing [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland Landing
      • Holland Landing [Sharkey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitta Yuma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland Landing
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Nitta Yuma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Burn
    • Riverside Junction [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside Junction
      • Riverside Junction [Sharkey County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Nitta Yuma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Junction
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Fork
      • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Nitta Yuma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolling Fork<3>
    • White House Landing [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White House Landing
      • White House Landing [Sharkey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitta Yuma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White House Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White House Landing
    • Woodside [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Nitta Yuma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside

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 Nitta Yuma. 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 ...
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
      • Greenville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Nitta Yuma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<4>
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday May 4, 1938 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Greenville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Nitta Yuma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<4>
    • Robert 'Baby Boy' Warren     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Lake Providence (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 13, 1919 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Friday July 1, 1977 at the age of 57. He is buried at Detroit Memorial Park (Macomb County, Michigan).
      • Lake Providence is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Nitta Yuma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Baby Boy' Warren<4>
    • Muddy Waters     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) on Friday April 4, 1913 and died in Westmont (Illinois) on Saturday April 30, 1983 at the age of 70. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Rolling Fork is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Nitta Yuma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rolling Fork, which is the Seat of Sharkey County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Nitta Yuma to Jackson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,741 miles [10,848.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,460 miles [12,005.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,335 miles [8,585.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Sharkey County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Nitta Yuma) 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 Nitta Yuma. 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 Nitta Yuma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nitta Yuma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0242, Longitude: -90.8483    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Nitta Yuma to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.12 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.053 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.048 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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