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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 North Biloxi, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Biloxi 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 North Biloxi:
    • 30.436309, -88.950033
    • 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 North Biloxi
  • 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 North Biloxi ...

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.

  • Cedar Lake [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Lake
    • Cedar Lake [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of North Biloxi
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Lake
  • Coalville [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
    • Coalville [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Biloxi
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
  • Edgewater Park [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Park
    • Edgewater Park [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Biloxi
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater Park
  • Gulf Hills [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Hills
    • Gulf Hills [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of North Biloxi
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Hills
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    • Heartease [Harrison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heartease
      • Heartease [Harrison County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of North Biloxi
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heartease have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
      • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Biloxi
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mississippi City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mississippi City
    • Pops Ferry [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pops Ferry
      • Pops Ferry [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of North Biloxi
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pops Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pops Ferry
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of North Biloxi
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wool Market

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 North Biloxi. 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 ...
    • Gary Collins     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Venice (California) on Saturday April 30, 1938 and died in Biloxi (Mississippi) on Saturday October 13, 2012 at the age of 74.
      • Biloxi is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of North Biloxi.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Collins<3>
    • Gertrude Homan     (Actress, writer, film editor)
      • Actress, writer, film editor. She was born in Beauvoir (Mississippi) on Sunday April 23, 1882 and died in Glen Cove (New York) on Tueday May 29, 1951 at the age of 69. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Beauvoir is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of North Biloxi.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gertrude Homan<3>
    • Margaret Taylor     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Zachary Taylor (1849 - 1850))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Zachary Taylor (1849 - 1850). She was born in Calvert County on Sunday September 21, 1788 and died in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Saturday August 14, 1852 at the age of 63. She is buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Pascagoula is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of North Biloxi.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margaret Taylor<3>
    • John Kennedy Toole     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday December 17, 1937 and died in Biloxi (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 26, 1969 at the age of 31. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Biloxi is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of North Biloxi.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kennedy Toole<3>
    • Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker     (Major League Baseball)
    • Lamar Williams     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Gulfport (Mississippi) on Friday January 14, 1949 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday January 21, 1983 at the age of 34. He is buried at Biloxi National Cemetery (Harrison County, Mississippi).
      • Gulfport is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of North Biloxi.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lamar Williams<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gulfport, which is the Seat of Harrison County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from North Biloxi to Gulfport, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 147 miles [236.6 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 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,790 miles [10,927.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,493 miles [12,058.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,371 miles [8,643.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Harrison County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Biloxi) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Biloxi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4363, Longitude: -88.9500       In this case, the coordinates for North Biloxi 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>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.
<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 North Biloxi 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 314.705 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.06 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.714 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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