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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 Oklahoma, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma:
    • 33.333734, -90.168417
    • 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 Oklahoma
  • 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 Oklahoma ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Oklahoma.

Within Mississippi, the name Oklahoma is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Kankakee County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Kankakee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kankakee County community of Oklahoma.
    • Kansas
      • Kingman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Oklahoma [Kingman County].
    • Kentucky
      • Daviess County
      • This Oklahoma is located in Daviess County and lies 351 miles [564.9 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Oklahoma that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oklahoma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Daviess County community of Oklahoma.
    • Louisiana
      • Avoyelles Parish
      • This Oklahoma is located in Avoyelles Parish and lies 199 miles [320.3 km]<3> to the southwest of the Oklahoma that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oklahoma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Avoyelles Parish community of Oklahoma.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Oklahoma is located in Carroll County and lies 846 miles [1,361.5 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Oklahoma that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oklahoma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Oklahoma.
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Oklahoma.
    • New York
      • Monroe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Oklahoma [Monroe County].
    • Ohio
      • Preble 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 Ohio community of Oklahoma [Preble County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Oklahoma is located in Clearfield County and lies 825 miles [1,327.7 km]<3> to the northeast of the Oklahoma that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oklahoma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Oklahoma.
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Oklahoma is located in Westmoreland County and lies 768 miles [1,236 km] to the northeast of the Oklahoma that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oklahoma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Oklahoma.
    • Texas
      • Montgomery County
      • This Oklahoma is located in Montgomery County and lies 386 miles [621.2 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Oklahoma that is located in Carroll County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oklahoma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Oklahoma.
    • Virginia
      • Carroll County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Oklahoma [Carroll County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oklahoma ...

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.

  • Black Hawk [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Hawk
    • Black Hawk [Carroll County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Oklahoma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Hawk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Hawk
  • Gravel Hill [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
    • Gravel Hill [Carroll County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Oklahoma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Hill
  • Holly Grove [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
    • Holly Grove [Carroll County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Oklahoma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
  • Horseshoe [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe
    • Horseshoe [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Oklahoma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe
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    • Marksville [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Oklahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
    • Mayday [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayday
      • Mayday [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Oklahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayday have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayday
    • Meeks [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeks
      • Meeks [Holmes County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the southwest of Oklahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks
    • Oak Grove [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Oklahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pinchback [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinchback
      • Pinchback [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Oklahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinchback have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinchback
    • Rising Sun [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Oklahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
    • Seven Pines [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Pines
      • Seven Pines [Carroll County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Oklahoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Pines

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 Oklahoma. 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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    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Oklahoma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<5>
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Greenwood is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Oklahoma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<5>
    • B.B. King     (Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer)
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer. He was born in Itta Bena (Mississippi) on Wednesday September 16, 1925 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • Itta Bena is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Oklahoma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<5>
    • Juanita Moore     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Monday October 19, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at the age of 99. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenwood is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Oklahoma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<5>
    • Roebuck 'Pops' Staples     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Winona (Mississippi) on Monday December 28, 1914 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday December 19, 2000 at the age of 86. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Winona is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Oklahoma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roebuck 'Pops' Staples<5>
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Oklahoma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Carrollton, which is the Seat of Carroll County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Oklahoma to Carrollton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,698 miles [10,779.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,416 miles [11,934.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,291 miles [8,515 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Carroll County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Oklahoma, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Oklahoma could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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- Oklahoma) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oklahoma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3337, Longitude: -90.1684       In this case, the coordinates for Oklahoma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>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.
<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 Oklahoma 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 315.723 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.634 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.711 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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