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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 Oka Kapassa, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oka Kapassa 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 Oka Kapassa:
    • 32.529306, -89.150059
    • 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 Oka Kapassa
  • 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 Oka Kapassa ...

We have found one communities that share the name Oka Kapassa.

Within Mississippi, the name Oka Kapassa is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named Oka Kapassa in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Colbert County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Oka Kapassa [Colbert County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oka Kapassa ...

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.

  • Dover [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Neshoba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Oka Kapassa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
  • Golden Grove [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Grove
    • Golden Grove [Neshoba County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Oka Kapassa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Grove
  • Greenfield [Newton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Newton County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Oka Kapassa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Greenland [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
    • Greenland [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Oka Kapassa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Jeff [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff
      • Jeff [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Oka Kapassa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeff
    • New Ireland [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Ireland
      • New Ireland [Newton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Oka Kapassa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Ireland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Ireland
    • Prospect [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Oka Kapassa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
    • Rock Branch [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Branch
      • Rock Branch [Newton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Oka Kapassa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Branch
    • Rock Creek [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Oka Kapassa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Stamper [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamper
      • Stamper [Newton County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Oka Kapassa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Neshoba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Oka Kapassa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
      • 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
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<4>

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 Oka Kapassa. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Oka Kapassa.
      • Meridian is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Oka Kapassa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Lavon Davis<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Oka Kapassa.
      • Meridian is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Oka Kapassa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Christopher 'Chris' Ethridge<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Oka Kapassa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Oka Kapassa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Oka Kapassa.
      • Meridian is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Oka Kapassa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Eric 'Boob' McNair<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Oka Kapassa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Ruffin<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Oka Kapassa.
      • Meridian is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Oka Kapassa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Skeeter' Webb<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Oka Kapassa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Wilson<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Oka Kapassa once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Oka Kapassa and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Decatur, which is the Seat of Newton County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Oka Kapassa to Jackson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,696 miles [10,776.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,408 miles [11,922 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,284 miles [8,503.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Newton County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Oka Kapassa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Oka Kapassa) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oka Kapassa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5293, Longitude: -89.1501       In this case, the coordinates for Oka Kapassa 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 Oka Kapassa 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 315.026 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.715 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.436 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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