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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 Oak Bowery, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oak Bowery 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 Oak Bowery:
    • 31.619332, -89.389230
    • 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 Oak Bowery
  • 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 Oak Bowery ...

We have found two communities that share the name Oak Bowery.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Oak Bowery.

Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named Oak Bowery in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Jasper County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Oak Bowery [Jasper County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Chambers County
      • This Oak Bowery is located in Chambers County and lies 243 miles [391.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Oak Bowery that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Bowery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chambers County community of Oak Bowery.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oak Bowery ...

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.

  • Eminence [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eminence
    • Eminence [Covington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Oak Bowery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eminence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eminence
  • Hebron [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
    • Hebron [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Oak Bowery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
  • Kelly [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
    • Kelly [Covington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Oak Bowery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
  • Leaf River [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaf River
    • Leaf River [Covington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leaf River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaf River
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    • Providence [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Covington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Rainey [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainey
      • Rainey [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainey
    • Sand Hill [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Oak Bowery
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<4>
    • Shady Oak [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Oak
      • Shady Oak [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Oak
    • Speedtown [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speedtown
      • Speedtown [Covington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speedtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedtown
    • Station Creek [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Station Creek
      • Station Creek [Covington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Station Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Station Creek
    • Willowtown [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowtown
      • Willowtown [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Oak Bowery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowtown

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 Oak Bowery. 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 ...
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Oak Bowery.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<5>
    • Tom Lester     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Laurel (Mississippi) on Friday September 23, 1938 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday April 20, 2020 at the age of 81.
      • Laurel is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Oak Bowery.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Lester<5>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at the age of 70. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Ellisville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Oak Bowery.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<5>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Oak Bowery.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laurel, which is the Seat of Jones County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Oak Bowery to Laurel, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,751 miles [10,864.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,460 miles [12,005.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,336 miles [8,587.5 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 Oak Bowery. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Oak Bowery, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Oak Bowery) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Bowery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6193, Longitude: -89.3892       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Bowery 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 Oak Bowery 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 315.088 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.664 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.69 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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