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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 Scooba, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Old Scooba 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 Scooba:
    • 32.827909, -88.433370
    • 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 Scooba
  • 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 Scooba ...

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.

  • Cooksville [Noxubee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooksville
    • Cooksville [Noxubee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Old Scooba
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooksville
  • Cross Roads [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
    • Cross Roads [Noxubee County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Old Scooba
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Electric Mills [Kemper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric Mills
    • Electric Mills [Kemper County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Scooba
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Electric Mills
  • Fair Oaks [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Oaks
    • Fair Oaks [Sumter County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Scooba
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Oaks
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Geiger [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geiger
      • Geiger [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Old Scooba
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geiger
    • Oak Grove [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Kemper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Scooba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Paulette [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paulette
      • Paulette [Noxubee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Old Scooba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paulette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paulette
    • Porterville [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porterville
      • Porterville [Kemper County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Old Scooba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porterville
    • Rocky Mount [Kemper County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Kemper County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Scooba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Mount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yanceys Ferry [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yanceys Ferry
      • Yanceys Ferry [Kemper County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Old Scooba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yanceys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceys Ferry

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 Scooba. 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 ...
    • Carey Bell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at the age of 70.
      • Macon is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Old Scooba.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<3>
    • Jesse Fortune     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at the age of 79.
      • Macon is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Old Scooba.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<3>
    • Bobby Ray Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Geiger (Alabama) on Saturday February 28, 1942 and died in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) on Sunday August 5, 2012 at the age of 70. He is buried at Wyuka Cemetery (Lancaster County, Nebraska).
      • Geiger is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Old Scooba.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Ray Williams<3>

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

  • View Our List ...
    • De Kalb, which is the Seat of Kemper County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Old Scooba to De Kalb, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 107 miles [172.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,652 miles [10,705.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,363 miles [11,849.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,239 miles [8,431.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Kemper 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Scooba) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Scooba. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8279, Longitude: -88.4334       In this case, the coordinates for Old Scooba 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 Scooba, 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 Scooba 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 314.614 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.278 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.092 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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