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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 Oldenburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oldenburg 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 Oldenburg:
    • 31.574057, -90.974547
    • 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 Oldenburg
  • 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 Oldenburg ...

We have found four communities that share the name Oldenburg.

Within Mississippi, the name Oldenburg is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Madison County
      • This Oldenburg is located in Madison County and lies 501 miles [806.3 km]<1> to the north of the Oldenburg that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldenburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Oldenburg.
    • Indiana
      • Franklin County
      • This Oldenburg is located in Franklin County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Oldenburg that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldenburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Oldenburg.
    • Missouri
      • Gasconade County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Gasconade County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gasconade County community of Oldenburg.
    • Texas
      • Fayette County
      • This Oldenburg is located in Fayette County and lies 360 miles [579.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Oldenburg that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldenburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Oldenburg.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oldenburg ...

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.

  • Bonus [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonus
    • Bonus [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Oldenburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonus
  • Cadillac [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadillac
    • Cadillac [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oldenburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadillac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadillac
  • Elmo [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
    • Elmo [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Oldenburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
  • Four Forks [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Forks
    • Four Forks [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Oldenburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Forks
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    • Kirby [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
      • Kirby [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Oldenburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
    • Leesdale [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesdale
      • Leesdale [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Oldenburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesdale
    • Malcolm [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malcolm
      • Malcolm [Jefferson County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Oldenburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malcolm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Meadville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Oldenburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadville<4>
    • Orange [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oldenburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • White Apple [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Apple
      • White Apple [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oldenburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Apple have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Apple

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 Oldenburg. 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 ...
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Irwin Russel     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Thursday June 3, 1852 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 27. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Oldenburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russel<5>
    • Irwin Russell     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Friday June 3, 1853 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 26. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Oldenburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russell<5>
    • Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor     (Musician)
    • Truman Van Dyke     (Actor, insurance)
      • Actor, insurance. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday November 15, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday May 6, 1984 at the age of 86. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Natchez is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Oldenburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Van Dyke<5>
    • Spencer Williams, Jr.     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Meadville, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Oldenburg to Jackson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 933 miles [1,501.5 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 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,818 miles [10,972.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,532 miles [12,121.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,408 miles [8,703.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Franklin County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oldenburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5741, Longitude: -90.9745       In this case, the coordinates for Oldenburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Oldenburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Oldenburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.054 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.782 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.333 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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