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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 Nixon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nixon 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 Nixon:
    • 34.286772, -88.972284
    • 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 Nixon
  • 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 Nixon ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Nixon.

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

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

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Humphreys 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 Nixon [Humphreys County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Bay County
      • This Nixon is located in Bay County and lies 342 miles [550.4 km]<2> to the southeast of the Nixon that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bay County community of Nixon.
    • Georgia
      • Richmond County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Nixon [Richmond County].
    • Indiana
      • Henry 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 Indiana community of Nixon [Henry County].
    • Kansas
      • Pawnee 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 Kansas community of Nixon [Pawnee County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Nixon is located in Aroostook County and lies 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Nixon that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Nixon.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Nixon.
      • Washoe County
      • This Nixon is located in Washoe County and lies 1,708 miles [2,748.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Nixon that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washoe County community of Nixon.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Nixon lies 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Nixon that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex County
      • This Nixon is located in Middlesex County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Nixon that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Nixon.
    • Ontario
      • This Nixon lies 750 miles [1,207 km]<2> to the northeast of the Nixon that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
    • Oregon
      • Linn 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 Oregon community of Nixon [Linn County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • This Nixon is located in Butler County and lies 667 miles [1,073.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Nixon that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Nixon.
      • Susquehanna County
      • This Nixon is located in Susquehanna County and lies 873 miles [1,405 km] to the northeast of the Nixon that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Susquehanna County community of Nixon.
    • Tennessee
      • Hardin County
      • This Nixon is located in Hardin County and lies 70 miles [112.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Nixon that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Nixon.
    • Texas
      • Gonzales County
      • This Nixon is located in Gonzales County and lies 621 miles [999.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Nixon that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gonzales County community of Nixon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nixon ...

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.

  • Cairo [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Pontotoc County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Nixon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
  • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
    • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Nixon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
  • Endville [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endville
    • Endville [Pontotoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Nixon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Endville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Endville
  • Fawn Meadows [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawn Meadows
    • Fawn Meadows [Pontotoc County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Nixon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fawn Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawn Meadows
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Friendship [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Pontotoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Nixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Longview [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Pontotoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Nixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • New Harmony [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harmony
      • New Harmony [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Nixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harmony
    • Poplar Springs [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Pontotoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Nixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Nixon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Rough Edge [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough Edge
      • Rough Edge [Pontotoc County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Nixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough Edge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rough Edge
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Nixon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Zion [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Pontotoc County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Nixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion

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 Nixon. 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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    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)
    • 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 40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast of Nixon.
      • Shannon is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Nixon.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Nixon.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Nixon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<5>

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

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

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    • Pontotoc, which is the Seat of Pontotoc County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 153 miles [246.2 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Nixon 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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,603 miles [10,626.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,321 miles [11,782 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,196 miles [8,362.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Nixon 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Nixon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nixon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2868, Longitude: -88.9723       In this case, the coordinates for Nixon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Nixon, 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>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 Nixon 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 315.053 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.986 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.031 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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