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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 Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Junction 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 Junction:
    • 34.257050, -89.015340
    • 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 Junction
  • 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 Junction ...

We have found five communities that share the name North Junction.

Within Mississippi, the name North Junction is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, four are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Baca 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 Colorado community of North Junction [Baca County].
    • Iowa
      • Dubuque 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 Iowa community of North Junction [Dubuque County].
    • Manitoba
      • This North Junction lies 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km]<2> to the north northwest of the North Junction that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Junction
    • Maryland
      • Washington 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 Maryland community of North Junction [Washington County].
    • Oregon
      • Wasco County
      • This North Junction is located in Wasco County and lies 1,843 miles [2,966 km]<2> to the northwest of the North Junction that is located in Pontotoc County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Junction
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wasco County community of North Junction.

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Junction ...

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.

  • Cairo [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Pontotoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of North Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
  • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
    • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of North Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
  • Endville [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endville
    • Endville [Pontotoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of North Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Endville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Endville
  • Fawn Meadows [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawn Meadows
    • Fawn Meadows [Pontotoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of North Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fawn Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawn Meadows
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Friendship [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Pontotoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of North Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Hurricane [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Pontotoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of North Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
    • Longview [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Pontotoc County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of North Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Nixon [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixon
      • Nixon [Pontotoc County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of North Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nixon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
    • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of North Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Rocky Ford [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Pontotoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of North Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Rough Edge [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough Edge
      • Rough Edge [Pontotoc County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of North Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough Edge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rough Edge
    • Shady Grove [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Pontotoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of North Junction
      • 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
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of North Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Zion [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Pontotoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of North Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion

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 Junction. 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 ...
    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast of North Junction.
      • Shannon is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of North Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<4>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of North Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<4>
    • Bukka White     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Houston (Mississippi) on Friday November 12, 1909 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 26, 1977 at the age of 67. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Houston is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of North Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pontotoc, which is the Seat of Pontotoc County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from North Junction to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,606 miles [10,631.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,324 miles [11,786.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,200 miles [8,368.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Pontotoc County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Junction 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2571, Longitude: -89.0153       In this case, the coordinates for North Junction 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>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 Junction 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 315.078 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.01 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.055 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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