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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 Omega, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Omega 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 Omega:
    • 33.123460, -90.313143
    • 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 Omega
  • 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 Omega ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Omega.

Within Mississippi, the name Omega is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Bullock County
      • This Omega is located in Bullock County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bullock County community of Omega.
    • Arkansas
      • Carroll County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Omega [Carroll County].
      • Desha County
      • This Omega is located in Desha County and lies 82 miles [132 km]<1> to the northwest of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Desha County community of Omega.
      • Yell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Omega [Yell County].
    • California
      • Nevada County
      • This Omega is located in Nevada County and lies 1,739 miles [2,798.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Omega.
    • Colorado
      • Larimer County
      • This Omega is located in Larimer County and lies 961 miles [1,546.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Larimer County community of Omega.
    • Georgia
      • Forsyth County
      • Although located in Forsyth County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forsyth County community of Omega.
      • Tift County
      • This Omega is located in Tift County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tift County community of Omega.
    • Idaho
      • Benewah County
      • This Omega is located in Benewah County and lies 1,679 miles [2,702.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benewah County community of Omega.
    • Illinois
      • Marion County
      • This Omega is located in Marion County and lies 394 miles [634.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Omega.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Omega is located in Hamilton County and lies 545 miles [877.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Omega.
    • Kansas
      • Finney County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Omega [Finney County].
    • Kentucky
      • Pulaski County
      • This Omega is located in Pulaski County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Omega.
    • Louisiana
      • Concordia Parish
      • This Omega is located in Concordia Parish and lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Concordia Parish community of Omega.
      • Madison Parish
      • This Omega is located in Madison Parish and lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the southwest of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison Parish community of Omega.
    • Michigan
      • Kalkaska County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Omega [Kalkaska County].
    • Missouri
      • Wright County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Omega [Wright County].
    • Nebraska
      • McPherson County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in McPherson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McPherson County community of Omega.
    • New Mexico
      • Catron County
      • This Omega is located in Catron County and lies 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km]<1> to the west of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Catron County community of Omega.
    • North Carolina
      • Rowan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Omega [Rowan County].
    • Ohio
      • Pike County
      • This Omega is located in Pike County and lies 585 miles [941.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Omega.
    • Oklahoma
      • Kingfisher County
      • This Omega is located in Kingfisher County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kingfisher County community of Omega.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Rhode Island community of Omega [Providence County].
    • Tennessee
      • Houston County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Omega [Houston County].
    • Texas
      • Upshur County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Omega [Upshur County].
    • Virginia
      • Halifax County
      • This Omega is located in Halifax County and lies 695 miles [1,118.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Omega that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Omega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Omega ...

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.

  • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Omega
    • Bee Lake has also been known as:
    • Bee Lake Plantation
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
  • Blissdale [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blissdale
    • Blissdale [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Omega
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blissdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blissdale
  • Choctaw [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw
    • Choctaw [Holmes County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Omega
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw
  • Good Hope [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Holmes County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Omega
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Grass Lake [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Lake
      • Grass Lake [Humphreys County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Omega
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Lake
    • Honey Island [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Island
      • Honey Island [Humphreys County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Omega
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Island
    • Pluto [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pluto
      • Pluto [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Omega
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pluto have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pluto
    • Refuge [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Refuge
      • Refuge [Humphreys County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Omega
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Refuge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Refuge
    • Stonewall [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Omega
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall

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 Omega. 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 ...
    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Omega.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<5>
    • 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).
      • Greenwood is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Omega.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<5>
    • B.B. King     (Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer)
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer. He was born in Itta Bena (Mississippi) on Wednesday September 16, 1925 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • Itta Bena is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Omega.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<5>
    • Juanita Moore     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Monday October 19, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at the age of 99. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenwood is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Omega.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<5>
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east of Omega.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<5>

How Far From Omega to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Holmes County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Omega to Lexington, with an average speed<6> 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 57 miles [91.7 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,714 miles [10,805.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,432 miles [11,960.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,307 miles [8,540.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Holmes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Omega. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1235, Longitude: -90.3131       In this case, the coordinates for Omega have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Omega 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.
<3>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 Omega, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Omega 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 315.795 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.689 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.808 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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