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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 Old Avera, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Old Avera 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 Old Avera:
    • 31.361006, -88.566969
    • 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 Old Avera
  • 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 Old Avera ...

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.

  • Buckatunna [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckatunna
    • Buckatunna [Wayne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Old Avera
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckatunna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckatunna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckatunna<3>
  • Clark [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Greene County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Old Avera
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
  • Four Point [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Point
    • Four Point [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Old Avera
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Point
  • Fruitdale [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitdale
    • Fruitdale [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Old Avera
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitdale
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    • Jonathan [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonathan
      • Jonathan [Greene County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Avera
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonathan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonathan
    • Knobtown [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knobtown
      • Knobtown [Greene County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Avera
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knobtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knobtown
    • Lucas Ferry [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas Ferry
      • Lucas Ferry [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Old Avera
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucas Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas Ferry
    • Sand Hill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Greene County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Old Avera
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Yellow Pine [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Pine
      • Yellow Pine [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Old Avera
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Pine

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 Old Avera. 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 ...
    • Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinegar Bend (Alabama) on Wednesday August 13, 1930 and died in Kerrville (Texas) on Sunday February 21, 1999 at the age of 68.
      • Vinegar Bend is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Old Avera.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell<4>

How Far From Old Avera to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Old Avera to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Leakesville, which is the Seat of Greene County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Old Avera to Leakesville, with an average speed<5> 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 four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 832 miles [1,339 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,729 miles [10,829.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,434 miles [11,963.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,312 miles [8,548.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old Avera. 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' (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- Old Avera) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Avera. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3610, Longitude: -88.5670       In this case, the coordinates for Old Avera 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 Old Avera 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 314.568 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.025 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.411 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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