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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 Northwoods, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Northwoods 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 Northwoods:
    • 32.370978, -90.019528
    • 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 Northwoods
  • 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 Northwoods ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Northwoods.

Within Mississippi, the name Northwoods is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Apache County
      • This Northwoods is located in Apache County and lies 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Apache County community of Northwoods.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Northwoods is located in Hillsborough County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Northwoods.
    • Georgia
      • Bibb County
      • This Northwoods is located in Bibb County and lies 371 miles [597.1 km]<1> to the east of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Northwoods.
      • DeKalb County
      • This Northwoods is located in DeKalb County and lies 347 miles [558.4 km] to the east northeast of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Northwoods.
    • Illinois
      • DeKalb County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Northwoods [DeKalb County].
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Northwoods [Madison County].
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This Northwoods is located in Caddo Parish and lies 221 miles [355.7 km]<1> to the west of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo Parish community of Northwoods.
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Northwoods is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the south southwest of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Northwoods.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Northwoods is located in Saint Louis County and lies 437 miles [703.3 km]<1> to the north of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Northwoods.
    • North Carolina
      • Wake County
      • This Northwoods is located in Wake County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Northwoods.
    • Ohio
      • Franklin County
      • This Northwoods is located in Franklin County and lies 661 miles [1,063.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Northwoods.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This Northwoods is located in Hamilton County and lies 334 miles [537.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Northwoods.
    • Virginia
      • Henrico County
      • This Northwoods is located in Henrico County and lies 796 miles [1,281 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henrico County community of Northwoods.
    • Washington
      • Skamania County
      • This Northwoods is located in Skamania County and lies 1,936 miles [3,115.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Northwoods that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Skamania County community of Northwoods.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Northwoods ...

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.

  • Arrowhead Point [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead Point
    • Arrowhead Point [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Northwoods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowhead Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead Point
  • Forest Point [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Point
    • Forest Point [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Northwoods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Point
  • Harbourview [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbourview
    • Harbourview [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Northwoods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbourview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbourview
  • Lakeshore [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeshore
    • Lakeshore [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Northwoods
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeshore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeshore
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Millrun [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millrun
      • Millrun [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Northwoods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millrun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millrun
    • Paradise Point [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Point
      • Paradise Point [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Northwoods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Point
    • Sunrise Point [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Point
      • Sunrise Point [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Northwoods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Point
    • Timber Lakes [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Lakes
      • Timber Lakes [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Northwoods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Lakes
    • Turtle Creek [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Creek
      • Turtle Creek [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Northwoods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Creek
    • Waterwood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterwood
      • Waterwood [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Northwoods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterwood
    • Woodlake [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlake
      • Woodlake [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Northwoods
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlake

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 Northwoods. 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.

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    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Northwoods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: K.C. Douglas<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 north of Northwoods.
      • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Northwoods.
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Northwoods.
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Northwoods.
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Northwoods.
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Northwoods.
      • Madison is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Northwoods.
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Northwoods.
      • Jackson is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Northwoods.
      • 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 north of Northwoods.
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Northwoods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Brandon, which is the Seat of Rankin County and lies just to the South.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Northwoods to Jackson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 855 miles [1,376 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,740 miles [10,847 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,454 miles [11,996.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,329 miles [8,576.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Rankin County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rankin County: www.rankincounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwoods. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3710, Longitude: -90.0195       In this case, the coordinates for Northwoods have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Northwoods 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.
<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 Northwoods 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 315.545 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.296 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.817 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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