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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 Georgetown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Old Georgetown 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 Georgetown:
    • 31.870993, -90.143141
    • 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 Georgetown
  • 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 Georgetown ...

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.

  • Bush [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bush
    • Bush [Simpson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Old Georgetown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bush have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bush
  • Egypt Hill [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt Hill
    • Egypt Hill [Copiah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Georgetown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt Hill
  • Gatesville [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatesville
    • Gatesville [Copiah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Georgetown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatesville
  • Georgetown [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Old Georgetown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
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    • Hopewell [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Copiah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Georgetown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Pearl [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Simpson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Old Georgetown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Rockport [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Copiah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Old Georgetown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Ruby [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Copiah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Georgetown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
    • Shivers [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivers
      • Shivers [Simpson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Georgetown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivers
    • Stronghope [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stronghope
      • Stronghope [Copiah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Georgetown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stronghope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stronghope
    • Touchstone [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Touchstone
      • Touchstone [Simpson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Georgetown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Touchstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Touchstone
    • Union [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Simpson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Old Georgetown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Georgetown. 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 ...
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Old Georgetown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roscoe Ates<3>
    • Willie Albert 'Al' Goodman     (Singer)
    • 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).
      • Hazlehurst is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Old Georgetown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<3>
    • Earsell Mackbee     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brookhaven (Mississippi) on Wednesday January 15, 1941 and died in Vallejo (California) on Monday November 9, 2009 at the age of 68. He is buried at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (Solano County, California).
      • Brookhaven is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Old Georgetown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earsell Mackbee<3>
    • Mary Ann Mobley     (Miss America (1959), actress)
      • Miss America (1959), actress. She was born in Brandon (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 17, 1937 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Tueday December 9, 2014 at the age of 77.
      • Brandon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Old Georgetown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ann Mobley<3>
    • David Lee 'Deacon' Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Old Georgetown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lee 'Deacon' Turner<3>
    • Deacon Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Old Georgetown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deacon Turner<3>
    • Ernestine Wade     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday August 7, 1906 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday April 15, 1983 at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (California).
      • Jackson is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Old Georgetown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernestine Wade<3>
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Friday December 9, 1955 and died in Madison (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1993 at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Old Georgetown.
      • Madison is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the north of Old Georgetown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<3>
    • Eudora Welty     (Pultizer Prize winning author)
      • Pultizer Prize winning author. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday April 13, 1909 and died in Jackson (Mississippi) on Monday July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Old Georgetown.
      • Jackson is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Old Georgetown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eudora Welty<3>
    • John McKay Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Saturday October 27, 1945 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 66. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Jackson is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Old Georgetown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<3>

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hazlehurst, which is the Seat of Copiah County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Old Georgetown to Hazlehurst, 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north (N). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,769 miles [10,893.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,482 miles [12,041.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,358 miles [8,622.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Copiah 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Georgetown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Georgetown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8710, Longitude: -90.1431       In this case, the coordinates for Old Georgetown 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 Georgetown, 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 Georgetown 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 315.573 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.262 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.95 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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