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(Harrison County)

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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 Orange Grove, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove:
    • 30.454641, -89.088372
    • 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 Orange Grove
  • 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 Orange Grove ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Orange Grove.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Orange Grove.

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

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Jackson County
      • This Orange Grove is located in Jackson County and lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of the Orange Grove that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Orange Grove.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Plaquemines Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Orange Grove [Plaquemines Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore 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 Maryland community of Orange Grove [Baltimore County].
      • Howard County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Orange Grove [Howard County].
    • North Carolina
      • Orange County
      • This Orange Grove is located in Orange County and lies 686 miles [1,104 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange Grove that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Orange Grove.
    • South Carolina
      • Beaufort County
      • This Orange Grove is located in Beaufort County and lies 514 miles [827.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Orange Grove that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaufort County community of Orange Grove.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Orange Grove is located in Harris County and lies 374 miles [601.9 km]<1> to the west of the Orange Grove that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Orange Grove.
      • Jim Wells County
      • This Orange Grove is located in Jim Wells County and lies 560 miles [901.2 km] to the west southwest of the Orange Grove that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jim Wells County community of Orange Grove.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orange Grove ...

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.

  • Cedar Lake [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Lake
    • Cedar Lake [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Orange Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Lake
  • Coalville [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
    • Coalville [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Orange Grove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
  • Edgewater Park [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Park
    • Edgewater Park [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Orange Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater Park
  • Gulfport [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
    • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Orange Grove
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Jones Mill [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Mill
      • Jones Mill [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Mill
    • Long Beach [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<5>
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
      • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Orange Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mississippi City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mississippi City
    • Pops Ferry [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pops Ferry
      • Pops Ferry [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Orange Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pops Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pops Ferry
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Orange Grove
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wool Market

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 Orange Grove. 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 ...
    • Gary Collins     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Venice (California) on Saturday April 30, 1938 and died in Biloxi (Mississippi) on Saturday October 13, 2012 at the age of 74.
      • Biloxi is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Orange Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Collins<6>
    • Gertrude Homan     (Actress, writer, film editor)
      • Actress, writer, film editor. She was born in Beauvoir (Mississippi) on Sunday April 23, 1882 and died in Glen Cove (New York) on Tueday May 29, 1951 at the age of 69. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Beauvoir is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Orange Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gertrude Homan<6>
    • John Kennedy Toole     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday December 17, 1937 and died in Biloxi (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 26, 1969 at the age of 31. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Biloxi is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Orange Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kennedy Toole<6>
    • Lamar Williams     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Gulfport (Mississippi) on Friday January 14, 1949 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday January 21, 1983 at the age of 34. He is buried at Biloxi National Cemetery (Harrison County, Mississippi).
      • Gulfport is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Orange Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lamar Williams<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gulfport, which is the Seat of Harrison County and lies just to the South.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 142 miles [228.5 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Orange Grove to Jackson, with an average speed<7>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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,795 miles [10,935.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,498 miles [12,066.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,376 miles [8,651.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Harrison County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.ms.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Orange Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4546, Longitude: -89.0884       In this case, the coordinates for Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Orange Grove to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.79 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.16 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.764 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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