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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 Colony, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Colony 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 Colony:
    • 32.397366, -90.172310
    • 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 Colony
  • 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 Colony ...

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.

  • Beaver Creek [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of North Colony
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
  • Cedar Hill [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of North Colony
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Cynthia [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cynthia
    • Cynthia [Hinds County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of North Colony
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cynthia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cynthia
  • Highland Meadows [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Meadows
    • Highland Meadows [Hinds County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of North Colony
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Meadows
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    • Hope Springs [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Springs
      • Hope Springs [Hinds County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Springs
    • Hunters Creek [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Creek
      • Hunters Creek [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Creek
    • Pecan Creek [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Creek
      • Pecan Creek [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Creek
    • Presidential Hills [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presidential Hills
      • Presidential Hills [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Presidential Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presidential Hills
    • Rolling Meadows [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows [Hinds County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Sandalwood [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandalwood
      • Sandalwood [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandalwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandalwood
    • Squirrel Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squirrel Hill
      • Squirrel Hill [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Squirrel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squirrel Hill
    • Summertree [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summertree
      • Summertree [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summertree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summertree
    • Tidewater [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tidewater
      • Tidewater [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tidewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tidewater
    • Tougaloo [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tougaloo
      • Tougaloo [Hinds County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tougaloo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tougaloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tougaloo<3>
    • Treasure Cove [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Treasure Cove
      • Treasure Cove [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Treasure Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Treasure Cove
    • Twelve Oaks [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twelve Oaks
      • Twelve Oaks [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twelve Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twelve Oaks
    • Village Glen [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Glen
      • Village Glen [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Glen
    • Village Square [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Square
      • Village Square [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of North Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Square have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Square

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 Colony. 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 ...
    • K.C. Douglas     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Mississippi) on Friday November 21, 1913 and died in Berkeley (California) on Saturday October 18, 1975 at the age of 61. He is buried at Pleasant Green MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Sharon is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of North Colony.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: K.C. Douglas<4>
    • Johnny Fuller     (Gospel singer)
      • Gospel singer. He was born in Edwards (Mississippi) on Saturday April 20, 1929 and died in Oakland (California) on Monday May 20, 1985 at the age of 56. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Edwards is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of North Colony.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<4>
    • Willie Albert 'Al' Goodman     (Singer)
    • L.C. Greenwood     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Sunday September 8, 1946 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Sunday September 29, 2013 at the age of 67. He is buried at Priestley Chapel MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Canton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of North Colony.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: L.C. Greenwood<4>
    • Mary Ann Mobley     (Miss America (1959), actress)
      • Miss America (1959), actress. She was born in Brandon (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 17, 1937 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Tueday December 9, 2014 at the age of 77.
      • Brandon is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of North Colony.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ann Mobley<4>
    • David Lee 'Deacon' Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of North Colony.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lee 'Deacon' Turner<4>
    • Deacon Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of North Colony.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deacon Turner<4>
    • Ernestine Wade     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday August 7, 1906 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday April 15, 1983 at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (California).
      • Jackson is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of North Colony.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernestine Wade<4>
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Friday December 9, 1955 and died in Madison (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1993 at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of North Colony.
      • Madison is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of North Colony.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<4>
    • Eudora Welty     (Pultizer Prize winning author)
      • Pultizer Prize winning author. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday April 13, 1909 and died in Jackson (Mississippi) on Monday July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of North Colony.
      • Jackson is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of North Colony.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eudora Welty<4>
    • Napoleon B. Whiting     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Tueday September 21, 1909 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 22, 1984 at the age of 75. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Canton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of North Colony.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Napoleon B. Whiting<4>
    • John McKay Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Saturday October 27, 1945 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 66. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Jackson is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of North Colony.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jackson, which is the Seat of Hinds County and lies just to the South.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies just to the south (S).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 861 miles [1,385.6 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from North Colony to White House, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 49 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 34 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,745 miles [10,855 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,459 miles [12,004.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,335 miles [8,585.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Hinds County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hinds County: www.co.hinds.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Colony) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Colony. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3974, Longitude: -90.1723       In this case, the coordinates for North Colony 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 Colony 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 315.641 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.412 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.874 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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