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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 Nortac, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nortac 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 Nortac:
    • 30.785187, -89.566732
    • 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 Nortac
  • 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 Nortac ...

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.

  • Center [Hancock County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Hancock County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Nortac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Centre [Pearl River County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre
    • Centre [Pearl River County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Nortac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crossroads [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Pearl River County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Nortac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Derby [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [Pearl River County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Nortac
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
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    • Fords Creek [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fords Creek
      • Fords Creek [Pearl River County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Nortac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fords Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fords Creek
    • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Grove
      • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Nortac
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Grove
    • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
      • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Nortac
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplarville<3>
    • Red Top [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Top
      • Red Top [Pearl River County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Nortac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Top have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Top
    • Riceville [Pearl River County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Pearl River County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Nortac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Silver Run [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Run
      • Silver Run [Pearl River County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Nortac
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Run

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

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

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    • Poplarville, which is the Seat of Pearl River County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 110 miles [177 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Nortac to Jackson, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,799 miles [10,941.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,505 miles [12,078.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,382 miles [8,661.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Pearl River County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nortac. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nortac) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nortac. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7852, Longitude: -89.5667       In this case, the coordinates for Nortac have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<5>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 Nortac to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.111 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.579 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.897 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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