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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 Center, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Center 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 Center:
    • 33.269571, -89.590355
    • 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 Center
  • 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 North Center ...

We have found one communities that share the name North Center.

Within Mississippi, the name North Center is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named North Center in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Jersey
      • Essex 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 New Jersey community of North Center [Essex County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Center ...

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.

  • Chapel Hill [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Attala County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of North Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Friendship [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Attala County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of North Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Liberty Chapel [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Chapel
    • Liberty Chapel [Attala County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of North Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Chapel
  • Pierces Chapel [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierces Chapel
    • Pierces Chapel [Attala County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of North Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierces Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierces Chapel
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    • Pilgrims Rest [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrims Rest
      • Pilgrims Rest [Attala County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of North Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrims Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Poplar Creek [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Creek
      • Poplar Creek [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of North Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Creek
    • Poplar Springs [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Montgomery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of North Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Sand Hill [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Attala County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of North Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shady Grove [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Attala County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of North Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove

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 Center. 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 ...
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Ackerman is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of North Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<4>
    • Archie Dees     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Ethel (Mississippi) on Saturday February 22, 1936 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Monday April 4, 2016 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Ethel is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of North Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of North Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roebuck 'Pops' Staples<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of North Center once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in North Center and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Kosciusko, which is the Seat of Attala County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from North Center to Kosciusko, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 800 miles [1,287.5 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,678 miles [10,747.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,394 miles [11,899.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,269 miles [8,479.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Attala County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 North Center 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Center) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2696, Longitude: -89.5904       In this case, the coordinates for North Center have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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>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 North Center, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 North Center 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 315.359 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.202 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.482 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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