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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 O'Reilly, we use the following websites to find information relevant to O'Reilly 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 O'Reilly:
    • 33.667336, -90.729262
    • 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 O'Reilly
  • 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 O'Reilly ...

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.

  • Blaine [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of O'Reilly
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
  • Choctaw [Bolivar County]
  • Cottondale [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottondale
    • Cottondale [Sunflower County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of O'Reilly
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottondale
  • Dockery [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dockery
    • Dockery [Sunflower County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of O'Reilly
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dockery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dockery
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    • Helm [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helm
      • Helm [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of O'Reilly
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helm
    • Longshot [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longshot
      • Longshot [Bolivar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of O'Reilly
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longshot
    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of O'Reilly
      • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<3>
    • Mound City [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of O'Reilly
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Quiver [Sunflower County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quiver
      • Quiver [Sunflower County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of O'Reilly
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quiver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roundaway [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Sunflower County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of O'Reilly
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
      • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of O'Reilly
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<3>
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of O'Reilly
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower

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 O'Reilly. 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 ...
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
      • Greenville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of O'Reilly.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<4>
    • Otis Clay     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Waxhaw (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 11, 1942 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday January 8, 2016 at the age of 73. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Waxhaw is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of O'Reilly.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Clay<4>
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday May 4, 1938 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Greenville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of O'Reilly.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<4>
    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of O'Reilly.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<4>
    • B.B. King     (Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer)
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer. He was born in Itta Bena (Mississippi) on Wednesday September 16, 1925 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • Itta Bena is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of O'Reilly.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<4>
    • Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Drew (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 11, 1934 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday February 21, 2013 at the age of 78. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Drew is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of O'Reilly.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples<4>

How Far From O'Reilly 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 O'Reilly to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cleveland, which is the Seat of Bolivar County and lies just to the North.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from O'Reilly to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,704 miles [10,789 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,425 miles [11,949.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,300 miles [8,529.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Bolivar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bolivar County: www.co.bolivar.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- O'Reilly) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in O'Reilly. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6673, Longitude: -90.7293       In this case, the coordinates for O'Reilly 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 O'Reilly 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 316.103 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.12 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.888 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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