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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 Okahta Talaia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Okahta Talaia 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 Okahta Talaia:
    • 32.462641, -89.247284
    • 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 Okahta Talaia
  • 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 Okahta Talaia ...

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.

  • Cedar Grove [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Newton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Okahta Talaia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Dover [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Neshoba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Okahta Talaia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
  • Ebenezer [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Okahta Talaia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Greenfield [Newton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Newton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Okahta Talaia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hays [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
      • Hays [Scott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Okahta Talaia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
    • Hazel [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel
      • Hazel [Newton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Okahta Talaia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
    • Jeff [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff
      • Jeff [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Okahta Talaia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Okahta Talaia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Ireland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Ireland
    • Patrons Union [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrons Union
      • Patrons Union [Newton County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Okahta Talaia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patrons Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Piketown [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piketown
      • Piketown [Scott County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Okahta Talaia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piketown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piketown
    • Prospect [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [Newton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Okahta Talaia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
    • Stamper [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamper
      • Stamper [Newton County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Okahta Talaia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Okahta Talaia. 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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    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Okahta Talaia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<3>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Okahta Talaia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<3>

How Far From Okahta Talaia 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 Okahta Talaia 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<4> community of Okahta Talaia once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Okahta Talaia and extending to:

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    • Decatur, which is the Seat of Newton County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 55 miles [88.5 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Okahta Talaia to Jackson, with an average speed<5> 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 over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 815 miles [1,311.6 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 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,704 miles [10,789 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,415 miles [11,933.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,291 miles [8,515 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Newton County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Okahta Talaia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Okahta Talaia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4626, Longitude: -89.2473       In this case, the coordinates for Okahta Talaia 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>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 Okahta Talaia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Okahta Talaia 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 315.079 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.768 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.487 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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