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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 Forrest, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oak Forrest 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 Forrest:
    • 31.288508, -89.430066
    • 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 Forrest
  • 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 Oak Forrest ...

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.

  • Bowie [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowie
    • Bowie [Forrest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Forrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowie
  • Clyde [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Lamar County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Forrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Coral [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coral
    • Coral [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Forrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coral
  • Mars Hill [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
    • Mars Hill [Forrest County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oak Forrest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
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    • Maybank [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybank
      • Maybank [Forrest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Forrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maybank
    • Oak Grove [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Lamar County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Oak Forrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Peoples Ferry [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoples Ferry
      • Peoples Ferry [Forrest County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Forrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peoples Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoples Ferry
    • Pine Ridge [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Lamar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Oak Forrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Richburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Lamar County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Oak Forrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
    • Shadow Wood [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow Wood
      • Shadow Wood [Lamar County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Oak Forrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow Wood
    • Tall Pines [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tall Pines
      • Tall Pines [Lamar County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Oak Forrest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tall Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tall Pines

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 Forrest. 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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    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Oak Forrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<3>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Oak Forrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<3>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Oak Forrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<3>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Oak Forrest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<3>

How Far From Oak Forrest to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 Forrest to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Purvis, which is the Seat of Lamar County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Oak Forrest to Purvis, with an average speed<4> 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.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,768 miles [10,892 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,476 miles [12,031.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,353 miles [8,614.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Lamar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lamar County: www.lamarcounty.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Forrest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2885, Longitude: -89.4301       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Forrest 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Forrest to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.08 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.611 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.762 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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