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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 Obadiah, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Obadiah 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 Obadiah:
    • 32.512362, -88.726713
    • 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 Obadiah
  • 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 Obadiah ...

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.

  • Daleville [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
    • Daleville [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Obadiah
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
  • Marion [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Obadiah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,482 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
  • Martin [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Obadiah
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
  • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nellieburg
    • Nellieburg [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nellieburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nellieburg
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Pine Springs [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Springs
      • Pine Springs [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Springs
    • Poplar Springs [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Prismatic [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prismatic
      • Prismatic [Kemper County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prismatic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prismatic
    • Shucktown [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shucktown
      • Shucktown [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Obadiah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shucktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shucktown

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 Obadiah. 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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    • Paul Lavon Davis     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 21, 1948 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday April 22, 2008 at the age of 60. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Obadiah.
      • Meridian is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Obadiah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Lavon Davis<4>
    • John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday February 10, 1947 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 23, 2012 at the age of 65. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Obadiah.
      • Meridian is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Obadiah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge<4>
    • Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Philadelphia (Mississippi) on Monday August 16, 1937 and died on Wednesday July 1, 1992 at the age of 54. He is buried at Biloxi National Cemetery (Harrison County, Mississippi).
      • Philadelphia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Obadiah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<4>
    • Andrew Goodman     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday November 23, 1943 and died in Neshoba (Mississippi) on Sunday June 21, 1964 at the age of 20. He is buried at Mt. Judah Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Neshoba is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Obadiah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<4>
    • Phil Gordon     (Actor, dialect coach)
      • Actor, dialect coach. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Friday May 5, 1916 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday June 15, 2010 at the age of 94.
      • Meridian is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Obadiah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Gordon<4>
    • Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Friday March 11, 1949 at the age of 39. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Obadiah.
      • Meridian is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Obadiah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair<4>
    • David Ruffin     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Saturday January 18, 1941 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday June 1, 1991 at the age of 50. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Meridian is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Obadiah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Ruffin<4>
    • James 'Skeeter' Webb     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Thursday November 4, 1909 and died in Meridian (Mississippi) on Tueday July 8, 1986 at the age of 76. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Lauderdale County, Mississippi).
      • Meridian is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Obadiah.
      • Meridian is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Obadiah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Skeeter' Webb<4>
    • Al Wilson     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday June 19, 1939 and died in Fontana (California) on Monday April 21, 2008 at the age of 68. He is buried at Evergreen Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Meridian is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Obadiah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Wilson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Meridian, which is the Seat of Lauderdale County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Obadiah to Meridian, with an average speed<5> 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 85 miles [136.8 km] to the west (W). 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 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,680 miles [10,750.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,390 miles [11,893.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,266 miles [8,474.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Lauderdale County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lauderdale County: www.lauderdalecounty.org/

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- Obadiah) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Obadiah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5124, Longitude: -88.7267       In this case, the coordinates for Obadiah 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 Obadiah 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 314.766 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.412 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.269 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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