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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 Northwest Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Northwest Hills 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 Northwest Hills:
    • 32.352923, -90.236200
    • 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 Northwest Hills
  • 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 Northwest Hills ...

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.

  • Cherry Park [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Park
    • Cherry Park [Hinds County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Northwest Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Park
  • Cynthia [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cynthia
    • Cynthia [Hinds County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Northwest Hills
    • 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
  • Forest Green [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Green
    • Forest Green [Hinds County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Northwest Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Green
  • Garden Park [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Park
    • Garden Park [Hinds County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Northwest Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Park
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    • Green Acres [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Hinds County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Northwest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Highland Meadows [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Meadows
      • Highland Meadows [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Northwest Hills
      • 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
    • 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 northeast of Northwest Hills
      • 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
    • Huntcliff [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntcliff
      • Huntcliff [Hinds County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Northwest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntcliff
    • Kentwood [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentwood
      • Kentwood [Hinds County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Northwest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentwood
    • Meadow Oaks [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Oaks
      • Meadow Oaks [Hinds County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Northwest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Oaks
    • Meadowhill [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowhill
      • Meadowhill [Hinds County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Northwest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowhill
    • Presidential Hills [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presidential Hills
      • Presidential Hills [Hinds County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Northwest Hills
      • 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
    • Queens Lane [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens Lane
      • Queens Lane [Hinds County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Northwest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queens Lane
    • Tougaloo [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tougaloo
      • Tougaloo [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Northwest Hills
      • 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>
    • Trailwood [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trailwood
      • Trailwood [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Northwest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trailwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trailwood
    • Van Winkle [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Winkle
      • Van Winkle [Hinds County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Northwest Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Winkle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Winkle

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 Northwest Hills. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Northwest Hills.
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Northwest Hills.
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Northwest Hills.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Northwest Hills.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Northwest Hills.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Northwest Hills.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Northwest Hills.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Northwest Hills.
      • Madison is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Northwest Hills.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Northwest Hills.
      • Jackson is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Northwest Hills.
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Northwest Hills.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Northwest Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<4>

How Far From Northwest Hills 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 Northwest Hills to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jackson, which is the Seat of Hinds County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies just to the southeast (SE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 866 miles [1,393.7 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Northwest Hills 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 50 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 6,749 miles [10,861.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,464 miles [12,012.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,339 miles [8,592.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Mississippi

About Hinds County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Northwest Hills. 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 '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- Northwest Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwest Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3529, Longitude: -90.2362       In this case, the coordinates for Northwest Hills 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 Northwest Hills 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 315.677 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.447 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.908 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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