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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 Ocobla, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ocobla 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 Ocobla:
    • 32.754856, -89.025335
    • 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 Ocobla
  • 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 Ocobla ...

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.

  • Bond [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bond
    • Bond [Neshoba County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Ocobla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bond
  • Crossroads [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Neshoba County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ocobla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Deemer [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deemer
    • Deemer [Neshoba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deemer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deemer
  • Forestdale [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestdale
    • Forestdale [Neshoba County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ocobla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestdale
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    • Good Hope [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Neshoba County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ocobla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
    • House [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for House
      • House [Neshoba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ocobla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on House
    • Red Bud [Kemper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bud
      • Red Bud [Kemper County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ocobla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sandtown [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandtown
      • Sandtown [Neshoba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocobla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
    • Spring Creek [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek [Neshoba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Ocobla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek
    • Tucker [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [Neshoba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ocobla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker

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 Ocobla. 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 ...
    • Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier     (Professional wrestler)
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Ocobla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Philadelphia, which is the Seat of Neshoba County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 74 miles [119.1 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Ocobla to Jackson, with an average speed<4>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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 792 miles [1,274.6 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<5> 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).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,393 miles [11,897.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,268 miles [8,478 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Neshoba County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Ocobla) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ocobla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7549, Longitude: -89.0253       In this case, the coordinates for Ocobla 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 Ocobla 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 314.969 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.679 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.345 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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