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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 Oliverfried, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oliverfried 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 Oliverfried:
    • 34.173723, -90.297871
    • 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 Oliverfried
  • 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 Oliverfried ...

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.

  • Allen [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Quitman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Oliverfried
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
  • Bobo [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobo
    • Bobo [Quitman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oliverfried
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobo
  • Brazil [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brazil
    • Brazil [Tallahatchie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Oliverfried
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brazil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brazil
  • Chancy [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chancy
    • Chancy [Quitman County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Oliverfried
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chancy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chancy
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    • Iris [Coahoma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iris
      • Iris [Coahoma County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Oliverfried
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Longstreet [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longstreet
      • Longstreet [Quitman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Oliverfried
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longstreet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longstreet
    • Marks [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks
      • Marks [Quitman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Oliverfried
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marks<3>
    • Riverview [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Quitman County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Oliverfried
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Walnut [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Quitman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Oliverfried
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut

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 Oliverfried. 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 ...
    • James Carr     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Clarksdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Oliverfried.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<4>
    • Robert Nighthawk     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Helena (Arkansas) on Tueday November 30, 1909 and died in Helena (Arkansas) on Sunday November 5, 1967 at the age of 58. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Phillips County, Arkansas).
      • Helena is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Oliverfried.
      • Helena is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Oliverfried.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<4>
    • Bessie Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at the age of 43. She is buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Clarksdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Oliverfried.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith<4>
    • Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Drew (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 11, 1934 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday February 21, 2013 at the age of 78. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Drew is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Oliverfried.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples<4>

How Far From Oliverfried to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Oliverfried to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marks, which is the Seat of Quitman County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 129 miles [207.6 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Oliverfried to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,662 miles [10,721.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,383 miles [11,881.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,258 miles [8,461.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oliverfried. 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 '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- Oliverfried) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oliverfried. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1737, Longitude: -90.2979       In this case, the coordinates for Oliverfried 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Oliverfried 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 315.874 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.921 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.614 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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