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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 Grove Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oak Grove Park 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 Grove Park:
    • 34.202052, -88.664496
    • 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 Grove Park
  • 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 Grove Park ...

We have found two communities that share the name Oak Grove Park.

Within Mississippi, the name Oak Grove Park is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Rock Island 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 Illinois community of Oak Grove Park [Rock Island County].
      • Woodford 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 Illinois community of Oak Grove Park [Woodford County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oak Grove Park ...

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.

  • Brewer [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewer
    • Brewer [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Oak Grove Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brewer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
  • Cedar Cove [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Cove
    • Cedar Cove [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Oak Grove Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cove
  • Green Acres [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Grove Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Harrisburg Heights [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg Heights
    • Harrisburg Heights [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Grove Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg Heights
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    • Lakeview [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Grove Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Meadowview [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowview
      • Meadowview [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Grove Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview
    • Pinecrest [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Grove Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Oak Grove Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<4>
    • Priceville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priceville
      • Priceville [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Oak Grove Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Priceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priceville
    • Rebecca Heights [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rebecca Heights
      • Rebecca Heights [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Oak Grove Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rebecca Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rebecca Heights
    • Skyline [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline
      • Skyline [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Oak Grove Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline
    • Terrace Park [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace Park
      • Terrace Park [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Grove Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrace Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace Park
    • Traceland [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traceland
      • Traceland [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Grove Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Traceland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traceland
    • Tracewood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tracewood
      • Tracewood [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Grove Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tracewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tracewood
    • Union [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Oak Grove Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Wildwood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Oak Grove Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Grove Park. 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 ...
    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Oak Grove Park.
      • Shannon is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Oak Grove Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<5>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Oak Grove Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<5>
    • Bukka White     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Houston (Mississippi) on Friday November 12, 1909 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 26, 1977 at the age of 67. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Houston is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Oak Grove Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tupelo, which is the Seat of Lee County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Oak Grove Park 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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,312 miles [11,767.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,187 miles [8,347.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Lee County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oak Grove Park. 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 Oak Grove Park 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- Oak Grove Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Grove Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2021, Longitude: -88.6645       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Grove Park 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 Grove Park 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 314.857 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.747 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.919 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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