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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 Bassfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Old Bassfield 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 Bassfield:
    • 31.477949, -89.758409
    • 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 Bassfield
  • 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 Bassfield ...

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.

  • Carson [Jefferson Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
    • Carson [Jefferson Davis County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Bassfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson
  • Double Churches [Jefferson Davis County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Churches
    • Double Churches [Jefferson Davis County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Bassfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Churches have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ebenezer [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Bassfield
    • 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
  • Good Hope [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Old Bassfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
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    • Haw Pond [Jefferson Davis County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haw Pond
      • Haw Pond [Jefferson Davis County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Old Bassfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haw Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hickory Grove [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Bassfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Improve [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Improve
      • Improve [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Old Bassfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Improve have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Improve
    • Melba [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melba
      • Melba [Jefferson Davis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Old Bassfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melba
    • Society Hill [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Society Hill
      • Society Hill [Jefferson Davis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Bassfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Society Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Society Hill
    • Story [Jefferson Davis County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Story
      • Story [Jefferson Davis County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Old Bassfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Story 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 Old Bassfield. 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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    • Roscoe Ates     (Actor, comedian, musician)
      • Actor, comedian, musician. He was born in Grange (Mississippi) on Sunday January 20, 1895 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday March 1, 1962 at the age of 67. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Grange is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Old Bassfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roscoe Ates<3>
    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Old Bassfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<3>
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Old Bassfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<3>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Old Bassfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<3>

How Far From Old Bassfield 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 Bassfield 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 Old Bassfield once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Old Bassfield and extending to:

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    • Prentiss, which is the Seat of Jefferson Davis County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Old Bassfield to Prentiss, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,773 miles [10,900.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,483 miles [12,042.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,359 miles [8,624.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Jefferson Davis 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Bassfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Bassfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4779, Longitude: -89.7584       In this case, the coordinates for Old Bassfield 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 Old Bassfield, 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 Old Bassfield 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 315.298 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.89 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.86 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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