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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 Oldham, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oldham and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Oldham:
    • 34.773983, -88.128267
    • 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 Oldham
  • 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 Oldham ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Oldham.

Within Mississippi, the name Oldham is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, nine are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Crittenden County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Oldham [Crittenden County].
    • Kentucky
      • Oldham County
      • This Oldham is located in Oldham County and lies 297 miles [478 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Oldham that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oldham County community of Oldham.
    • Missouri
      • Boone County
      • This Oldham is located in Boone County and lies 356 miles [572.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Oldham that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Oldham.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Oldham lies 1,474 miles [2,372.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Oldham that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
    • Ohio
      • Guernsey County
      • This Oldham is located in Guernsey County and lies 511 miles [822.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Oldham that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guernsey County community of Oldham.
    • South Dakota
      • Kingsbury County
      • This Oldham is located in Kingsbury County and lies 814 miles [1,310 km]<2> to the northwest of the Oldham that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kingsbury County community of Oldham.
    • Tennessee
      • Sevier County
      • This Oldham is located in Sevier County and lies 270 miles [434.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Oldham that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Oldham.
    • Texas
      • Dallas County
      • This Oldham is located in Dallas County and lies 518 miles [833.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Oldham that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Oldham.
      • Houston County
      • This Oldham is located in Houston County and lies 484 miles [778.9 km] to the west southwest of the Oldham that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Oldham.
      • Tyler County
      • This Oldham is located in Tyler County and lies 450 miles [724.2 km] to the southwest of the Oldham that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oldham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tyler County community of Oldham.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oldham ...

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.

  • Bishop [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
    • Bishop [Colbert County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Oldham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
  • Buzzard Roost [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buzzard Roost
    • Buzzard Roost [Colbert County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Oldham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buzzard Roost have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buzzard Roost
  • Cherokee [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [Colbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Oldham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<4>
  • Chickasaw [Colbert County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickasaw
    • Chickasaw [Colbert County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Oldham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickasaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chickasaw Crossing [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickasaw Crossing
      • Chickasaw Crossing [Colbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Oldham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickasaw Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chickasaw Crossing
    • Crows Camp [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crows Camp
      • Crows Camp [Colbert County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Oldham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crows Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Doubleheads Village [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doubleheads Village
      • Doubleheads Village [Colbert County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Oldham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doubleheads Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Good Springs [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Springs
      • Good Springs [Colbert County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Oldham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lane Springs [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane Springs
      • Lane Springs [Colbert County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Oldham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane Springs
    • Lime Kiln [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Kiln
      • Lime Kiln [Colbert County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Oldham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Kiln have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Kiln
    • Maud [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maud
      • Maud [Colbert County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Oldham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maud have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
    • Mingo [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mingo
      • Mingo [Tishomingo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Oldham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mingo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
    • Petertown [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petertown
      • Petertown [Tishomingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Oldham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petertown

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 Oldham. 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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    • Kandi Barbour     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Sunday February 15, 1959 and died in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Russellville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Oldham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kandi Barbour<5>
    • W.C. Handy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Sunday November 16, 1873 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 28, 1958 at the age of 84. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Florence is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Oldham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<5>
    • William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick     (Professional bowler)
      • Professional bowler. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Friday July 25, 1941 and died in Bradenton (Florida) on Saturday November 16, 2013 at the age of 72.
      • Florence is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Oldham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick<5>
    • Helen Keller     (Activist)
      • Activist. She was born in Tuscumbia (Alabama) on Sunday June 27, 1880 and died in Easton (Connecticut) on Saturday June 1, 1968 at the age of 88.
      • Tuscumbia is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Oldham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<5>
    • Etheridge Knight     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Corinth (Mississippi) on Sunday April 19, 1931 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday March 10, 1991 at the age of 59. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Corinth is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Oldham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Etheridge Knight<5>
    • Anderson Lawler     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Monday May 5, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1959 at the age of 56. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Russellville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Oldham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Iuka, which is the Seat of Tishomingo County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Oldham to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,545 miles [10,533.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oldham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Oldham could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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- Oldham) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oldham. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oldham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oldham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7740, Longitude: -88.1283    
<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 Oldham 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 314.562 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.484 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.576 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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