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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 Okolona, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Okolona 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 Okolona:
    • 34.004867, -88.753026
    • 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 Okolona
  • 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 Okolona ...

We have found five communities that share the name Okolona.

Within Mississippi, the name Okolona is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Clark County
      • This Okolona is located in Clark County and lies 262 miles [421.6 km]<1> to the west of the Okolona that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Okolona.
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Okolona is located in Jefferson County and lies 332 miles [534.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Okolona that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Okolona.
    • Ohio
      • Henry County
      • This Okolona is located in Henry County and lies 564 miles [907.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Okolona that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Okolona.
    • Tennessee
      • Carter County
      • This Okolona is located in Carter County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Okolona that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Okolona.
      • Hawkins County
      • This Okolona is located in Hawkins County and lies 381 miles [613.2 km] to the east northeast of the Okolona that is located in Chickasaw County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hawkins County community of Okolona.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Okolona ...

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.

  • Bacon [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacon
    • Bacon [Chickasaw County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bacon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Central Grove [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Grove
    • Central Grove [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Okolona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Grove
  • Chalk Bluff [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Bluff
    • Chalk Bluff [Chickasaw County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalk Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Goose Pond [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Pond
      • Goose Pond [Monroe County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goose Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hickory Flat [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Chickasaw County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jolly [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jolly
      • Jolly [Chickasaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Okolona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jolly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jolly
    • Pikeville [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Chickasaw County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Okolona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Poplar Springs [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Chickasaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Prairie Mount [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Mount
      • Prairie Mount [Chickasaw County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Okolona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Mount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shake Rag [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shake Rag
      • Shake Rag [Chickasaw County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Okolona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shake Rag 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 Okolona. 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 ...
    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)
    • Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett     (Musician)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Okolona.
      • Shannon is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Okolona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<3>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Okolona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<3>
    • Bukka White     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Houston (Mississippi) on Friday November 12, 1909 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 26, 1977 at the age of 67. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Houston is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Okolona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Houston, which is the Seat of Chickasaw County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Okolona to Houston, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 143 miles [230.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 732 miles [1,178 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,608 miles [10,634.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,324 miles [11,786.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,200 miles [8,368.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Okolona. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Okolona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Okolona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0049, Longitude: -88.7530    
<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 Okolona 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 314.898 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.767 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.995 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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