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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 Ofahoma, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ofahoma 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 Ofahoma:
    • 32.707357, -89.700632
    • 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 Ofahoma
  • 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 Ofahoma ...

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.

  • Farmhaven [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmhaven
    • Farmhaven [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ofahoma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmhaven
  • Forest Grove [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Grove
    • Forest Grove [Leake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Ofahoma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Grove
  • Good Hope [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Leake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ofahoma
    • 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
  • Havendale [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havendale
    • Havendale [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Ofahoma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havendale
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    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ofahoma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
    • Piggtown [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piggtown
      • Piggtown [Leake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ofahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piggtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piggtown
    • Pilgrim Rest [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim Rest
      • Pilgrim Rest [Leake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ofahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrim Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim Rest
    • Raytown [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raytown
      • Raytown [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ofahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raytown
    • Revive [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Revive
      • Revive [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ofahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Revive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Revive
    • Tuckers Crossing [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckers Crossing
      • Tuckers Crossing [Leake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ofahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckers Crossing

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 Ofahoma. 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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    • K.C. Douglas     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Mississippi) on Friday November 21, 1913 and died in Berkeley (California) on Saturday October 18, 1975 at the age of 61. He is buried at Pleasant Green MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Sharon is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Ofahoma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: K.C. Douglas<4>
    • L.C. Greenwood     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Sunday September 8, 1946 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Sunday September 29, 2013 at the age of 67. He is buried at Priestley Chapel MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Canton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Ofahoma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: L.C. Greenwood<4>
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Friday December 9, 1955 and died in Madison (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1993 at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the southwest of Ofahoma.
      • Madison is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Ofahoma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<4>
    • Napoleon B. Whiting     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Tueday September 21, 1909 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 22, 1984 at the age of 75. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Canton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Ofahoma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Napoleon B. Whiting<4>

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

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

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    • Carthage, which is the Seat of Leake County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ofahoma to Carthage, 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 39 miles [62.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,710 miles [10,798.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,424 miles [11,947.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,300 miles [8,529.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Leake County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ofahoma. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ofahoma) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ofahoma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7074, Longitude: -89.7006       In this case, the coordinates for Ofahoma 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 Ofahoma 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 315.379 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.149 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.628 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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