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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 Norway, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Norway and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Norway:
    • 32.904020, -90.398146
    • 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 Norway
  • 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 Norway ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Norway.

Within Mississippi, the name Norway is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, nineteen are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Gadsden 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 Florida community of Norway [Gadsden County].
    • Illinois
      • La Salle County
      • This Norway is located in La Salle County and lies 598 miles [962.4 km]<2> to the north of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Salle County community of Norway.
    • Indiana
      • White County
      • This Norway is located in White County and lies 579 miles [931.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of Norway.
    • Iowa
      • Benton County
      • This Norway is located in Benton County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km]<2> to the north of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Norway.
    • Kansas
      • Doniphan 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 Kansas community of Norway [Doniphan County].
      • Republic County
      • This Norway is located in Republic County and lies 622 miles [1,001 km]<2> to the northwest of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Republic County community of Norway.
    • Maine
      • Oxford County
      • This Norway is located in Oxford County and lies 1,320 miles [2,124.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oxford County community of Norway.
    • Manitoba
      • This Norway lies 1,499 miles [2,412.4 km]<2> to the north of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
    • Michigan
      • Dickinson County
      • This Norway is located in Dickinson County and lies 900 miles [1,448.4 km]<2> to the north of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Norway.
    • Minnesota
      • Goodhue 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 Minnesota community of Norway [Goodhue County].
      • Saint Louis 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 Minnesota community of Norway [Saint Louis County].
    • Nebraska
      • Thomas County
      • This Norway is located in Thomas County and lies 843 miles [1,356.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Thomas County community of Norway.
    • New York
      • Herkimer County
      • This Norway is located in Herkimer County and lies 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Norway.
    • North Dakota
      • Dickey County
      • This Norway is located in Dickey County and lies 1,001 miles [1,611 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickey County community of Norway.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Norway.
    • Oregon
      • Coos County
      • This Norway is located in Coos County and lies 1,950 miles [3,138.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Norway.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Norway is located in Chester County and lies 949 miles [1,527.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Norway.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Norway lies 1,688 miles [2,716.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
    • South Carolina
      • Orangeburg County
      • This Norway is located in Orangeburg County and lies 537 miles [864.2 km]<2> to the east of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orangeburg County community of Norway.
    • South Dakota
      • Yankton 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 South Dakota community of Norway [Yankton County].
    • West Virginia
      • Marion County
      • This Norway is located in Marion County and lies 726 miles [1,168.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Norway that is located in Yazoo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Norway.
    • Wisconsin
      • Monroe 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 Wisconsin community of Norway [Monroe County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Norway ...

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.

  • Carter [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Yazoo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Norway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Cedar Hill [Yazoo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Yazoo County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Norway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dover [Yazoo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Yazoo County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Norway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Eden [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Norway
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
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    • Free Run [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Run
      • Free Run [Yazoo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Norway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Free Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Run
    • Gassaway Ferry [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway Ferry
      • Gassaway Ferry [Yazoo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Norway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gassaway Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway Ferry
    • Jonestown [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Yazoo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Norway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Lake City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Humphreys County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Norway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Pierce Crossroad [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce Crossroad
      • Pierce Crossroad [Yazoo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Norway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce Crossroad
    • Roadside [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roadside
      • Roadside [Yazoo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Norway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roadside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roadside
    • Woodlawn [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Yazoo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Norway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Norway. 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 ...
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Norway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: L.C. Greenwood<4>
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Norway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<4>
    • Muddy Waters     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) on Friday April 4, 1913 and died in Westmont (Illinois) on Saturday April 30, 1983 at the age of 70. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Rolling Fork is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Norway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Norway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Napoleon B. Whiting<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Yazoo City, which is the Seat of Yazoo County and lies just to the South.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Norway to Jackson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). 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 6,729 miles [10,829.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,446 miles [11,983.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,321 miles [8,563.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Norway. 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 Norway 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Norway) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9040, Longitude: -90.3981       In this case, the coordinates for Norway 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 Norway 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 315.828 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.698 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.881 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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