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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 Onward, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Onward 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 Onward:
    • 32.725410, -90.942048
    • 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 Onward
  • 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 Onward ...

We have found four communities that share the name Onward.

Within Mississippi, the name Onward is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Onward lies 2,044 miles [3,289.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Onward that is located in Sharkey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onward
    • Indiana
      • Cass County
      • This Onward is located in Cass County and lies 609 miles [980.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Onward that is located in Sharkey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onward
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Onward.
    • North Carolina
      • Montgomery 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 Onward [Montgomery County].
    • Tennessee
      • White 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 Tennessee community of Onward [White County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Onward ...

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.

  • Choctaw Landing [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw Landing
    • Choctaw Landing [Sharkey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Onward
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw Landing
  • Cottonwood [East Carroll Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [East Carroll Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Onward
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Eagle Bend [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Bend
    • Eagle Bend [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Onward
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Bend
  • Holly Bluff [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Bluff
    • Holly Bluff [Yazoo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Onward
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Bluff
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    • Hollybrook [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollybrook
      • Hollybrook [East Carroll Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollybrook
    • Horn Place Landing [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horn Place Landing
      • Horn Place Landing [Yazoo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Place Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Place Landing
    • Kansas Landing [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas Landing
      • Kansas Landing [Yazoo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kansas Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas Landing
    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Providence
      • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Onward
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,429 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Providence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Providence<4>
    • Little Sunflower [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Sunflower
      • Little Sunflower [Sharkey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Sunflower
    • Riverside Junction [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside Junction
      • Riverside Junction [Sharkey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Junction
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
    • Spanish Fort [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Fort
      • Spanish Fort [Sharkey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Fort
    • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transylvania
      • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transylvania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Transylvania<4>
    • Valley Park [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Park
      • Valley Park [Issaquena County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Onward
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Park

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 Onward. 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 ...
    • Bob Howard     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tallulah (Louisiana) on Friday November 24, 1944 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday April 7, 2008 at the age of 63. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Tallulah is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Onward.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Howard<5>
    • Curt Motton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Darnell (Louisiana) on Tueday September 24, 1940 and died in Parkton (Maryland) on Thursday January 21, 2010 at the age of 69. He is buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery (Baltimore County, Maryland).
      • Darnell is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Onward.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Curt Motton<5>
    • Robert 'Baby Boy' Warren     (Musician)
    • Muddy Waters     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) on Friday April 4, 1913 and died in Westmont (Illinois) on Saturday April 30, 1983 at the age of 70. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Rolling Fork is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Onward.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rolling Fork, which is the Seat of Sharkey County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Onward to Rolling Fork, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 53 miles [85.3 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,477 miles [12,033.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,353 miles [8,614.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Onward. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7254, Longitude: -90.9420       In this case, the coordinates for Onward 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Onward 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>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 Onward 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 316.151 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.049 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.137 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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