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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 Carrollton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Carrollton 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 Carrollton:
    • 33.518718, -89.919553
    • 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 Carrollton
  • 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 Carrollton ...

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.

  • Black Hawk [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Hawk
    • Black Hawk [Carroll County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of North Carrollton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Hawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Hawk
  • Bright Corner [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bright Corner
    • Bright Corner [Leflore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of North Carrollton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bright Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bright Corner
  • Centerville [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Carroll County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of North Carrollton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Duck Hill [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Hill
    • Duck Hill [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of North Carrollton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,646 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Hill
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    • Fox [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox
      • Fox [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of North Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox
    • Gravel Hill [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
      • Gravel Hill [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of North Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Hill
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of North Carrollton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
    • Seven Pines [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Pines
      • Seven Pines [Carroll County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of North Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Pines
    • Shady Grove [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Carroll County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of North Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Valley [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
      • Valley [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of North Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley
    • Valley Hill [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Hill
      • Valley Hill [Carroll County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of North Carrollton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Hill

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 Carrollton. 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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    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Greenwood is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of North Carrollton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<4>
    • B.B. King     (Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer)
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer. He was born in Itta Bena (Mississippi) on Wednesday September 16, 1925 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • Itta Bena is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of North Carrollton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<4>
    • Juanita Moore     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Monday October 19, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at the age of 99. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenwood is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of North Carrollton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<4>
    • Roebuck 'Pops' Staples     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Winona (Mississippi) on Monday December 28, 1914 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday December 19, 2000 at the age of 86. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Winona is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of North Carrollton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roebuck 'Pops' Staples<4>

How Far From North Carrollton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as North Carrollton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Carrollton, which is the Seat of Carroll County and lies just to the South.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from North Carrollton to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,679 miles [10,748.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,397 miles [11,904.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,272 miles [8,484.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Carroll County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Carrollton. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Carrollton) 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 North Carrollton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North Carrollton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Carrollton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5187, Longitude: -89.9196       In this case, the coordinates for North Carrollton 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>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 North Carrollton 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 315.584 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.497 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.574 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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