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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:
    • 30.420755, -88.458624
    • 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 ...
    • Harrison County
      • This Orange Grove is located in Harrison County and lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of the Orange Grove that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison 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 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Orange Grove that is located in Jackson 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 479 miles [770.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Orange Grove that is located in Jackson 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 411 miles [661.4 km]<1> to the west of the Orange Grove that is located in Jackson 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 596 miles [959.2 km] to the west southwest of the Orange Grove that is located in Jackson 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.

  • Cloverdale [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Orange Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Elders Ferry [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elders Ferry
    • Elders Ferry [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Orange Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elders Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elders Ferry
  • Ford [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford
    • Ford [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Orange Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford
  • Grand Bay [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bay
    • Grand Bay [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Orange Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Bay<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Helena [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Orange Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Pecan [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan
      • Pecan [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Orange Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan
    • Pinecrest [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Orange Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Randall Ferry [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randall Ferry
      • Randall Ferry [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Orange Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randall Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randall Ferry
    • Sawmill Pointe [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmill Pointe
      • Sawmill Pointe [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Orange Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmill Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmill Pointe

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Orange Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Collins<6>
    • Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison     (Actor)
    • Margaret Taylor     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Zachary Taylor (1849 - 1850))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Zachary Taylor (1849 - 1850). She was born in Calvert County on Sunday September 21, 1788 and died in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Saturday August 14, 1852 at the age of 63. She is buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Pascagoula is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Orange Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margaret Taylor<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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Orange Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kennedy Toole<6>
    • Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Orange Grove 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 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 ...
    • Pascagoula, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 164 miles [263.9 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). 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 about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,770 miles [10,895.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,471 miles [12,023.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,350 miles [8,610 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Jackson 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 Jackson County: www.co.jackson.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 '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- Orange Grove) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4208, Longitude: -88.4586       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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 314.412 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.716 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.53 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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