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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 Nugent, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nugent 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 Nugent:
    • 30.470474, -89.103651
    • 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 Nugent
  • 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 Nugent ...

We have found six communities that share the name Nugent.

Within Mississippi, the name Nugent is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Keokuk County
      • This Nugent is located in Keokuk County and lies 761 miles [1,224.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Nugent that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nugent
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keokuk County community of Nugent.
    • Louisiana
      • Avoyelles Parish
      • This Nugent is located in Avoyelles Parish and lies 171 miles [275.2 km]<1> to the west of the Nugent that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nugent
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Avoyelles Parish community of Nugent.
      • Grant Parish
      • This Nugent is located in Grant Parish and lies 207 miles [333.1 km] to the west northwest of the Nugent that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nugent
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant Parish community of Nugent.
    • Michigan
      • Otsego 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 Michigan community of Nugent [Otsego County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Nugent.
    • Texas
      • Jones County
      • This Nugent is located in Jones County and lies 639 miles [1,028.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Nugent that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nugent
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Nugent.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nugent ...

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 Lake [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Lake
    • Cedar Lake [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Nugent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Lake
  • Coalville [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
    • Coalville [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Nugent
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
  • Edgewater Park [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Park
    • Edgewater Park [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Nugent
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater Park
  • Gulfport [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
    • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Nugent
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jones Mill [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Mill
      • Jones Mill [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nugent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Mill
    • Long Beach [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Nugent
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<4>
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
      • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Nugent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mississippi City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mississippi City
    • Orange Grove [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
      • Orange Grove [Harrison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Nugent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
    • Pops Ferry [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pops Ferry
      • Pops Ferry [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Nugent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pops Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pops Ferry
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Nugent
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wool Market

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 Nugent. 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 ...
    • Gary Collins     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Venice (California) on Saturday April 30, 1938 and died in Biloxi (Mississippi) on Saturday October 13, 2012 at the age of 74.
      • Biloxi is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Nugent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Collins<5>
    • Gertrude Homan     (Actress, writer, film editor)
      • Actress, writer, film editor. She was born in Beauvoir (Mississippi) on Sunday April 23, 1882 and died in Glen Cove (New York) on Tueday May 29, 1951 at the age of 69. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Beauvoir is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Nugent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gertrude Homan<5>
    • John Kennedy Toole     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday December 17, 1937 and died in Biloxi (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 26, 1969 at the age of 31. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Biloxi is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Nugent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kennedy Toole<5>
    • Lamar Williams     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Gulfport (Mississippi) on Friday January 14, 1949 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday January 21, 1983 at the age of 34. He is buried at Biloxi National Cemetery (Harrison County, Mississippi).
      • Gulfport is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Nugent.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lamar Williams<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gulfport, which is the Seat of Harrison County and lies just to the South.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Nugent to Jackson, with an average speed<6>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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,795 miles [10,935.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,498 miles [12,066.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,376 miles [8,651.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nugent) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nugent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4705, Longitude: -89.1037       In this case, the coordinates for Nugent 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 Nugent 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>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 Nugent 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 314.80 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.175 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.768 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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