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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 Northwood Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Northwood 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 Northwood Hills:
    • 33.467900, -88.829221
    • 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 Northwood 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

Communities Also Named Northwood Hills ...

We have found five communities that share the name Northwood Hills.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Northwood Hills.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Harrison 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 Mississippi community of Northwood Hills [Harrison County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Northwood Hills is located in Lauderdale County and lies 115 miles [185.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Northwood Hills that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Northwood Hills.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Northwood Hills is located in Hamilton County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Northwood Hills that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Northwood Hills.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Northwood Hills is located in Greenville County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Northwood Hills that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Northwood Hills.
    • Virginia
      • Frederick County
      • This Northwood Hills is located in Frederick County and lies 708 miles [1,139.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Northwood Hills that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Northwood Hills.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Northwood 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.

  • Cedar Point [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
    • Cedar Point [Oktibbeha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Northwood Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
  • Cherokee Heights [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Heights
    • Cherokee Heights [Oktibbeha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Northwood Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Heights
  • Green Oaks [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Oaks
    • Green Oaks [Oktibbeha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Northwood Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Oaks
  • Hillcrest [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest [Oktibbeha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Northwood Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Rolling Hills [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Oktibbeha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Northwood Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Rosedale [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Oktibbeha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Northwood Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
      • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Northwood Hills
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<4>
    • Stonegate [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonegate
      • Stonegate [Oktibbeha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Northwood Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonegate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonegate
    • Tanglewood [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Oktibbeha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Northwood Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood
    • Timbercove [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbercove
      • Timbercove [Oktibbeha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Northwood Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timbercove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timbercove
    • University Heights [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Heights
      • University Heights [Oktibbeha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Northwood Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Heights

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 Northwood 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 ...
    • Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong     (Professional boxer)
    • Carey Bell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at the age of 70.
      • Macon is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Northwood Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Northwood Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<5>
    • Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett     (Musician)
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Northwood Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<5>
    • Jesse Fortune     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at the age of 79.
      • Macon is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Northwood Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<5>
    • Andrew Patrick Wood     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Columbus (Mississippi) on Saturday January 8, 1966 and died in Bremerton (Washington) on Monday March 19, 1990 at the age of 24. He is buried at Miller - Woodlawn Memorial Park (Kitsap County, Washington).
      • Columbus is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Northwood Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Patrick Wood<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Starkville, which is the Seat of Oktibbeha County and lies just to the South.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 112 miles [180.2 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Northwood Hills to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,637 miles [10,681.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,352 miles [11,831.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,227 miles [8,412 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Oktibbeha County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Northwood Hills. 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Northwood Hills 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- Northwood Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwood Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4679, Longitude: -88.8292       In this case, the coordinates for Northwood Hills 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Northwood Hills 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 314.905 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.703 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.131 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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