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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 Oregon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oregon 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 Oregon:
    • 33.144016, -90.113419
    • 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 Oregon
  • 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 Oregon ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Oregon.

Within Mississippi, the name Oregon is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, 21 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Boone County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Oregon [Boone County].
    • Illinois
      • Ogle County
      • This Oregon is located in Ogle County and lies 613 miles [986.5 km]<2> to the north of the Oregon that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ogle County community of Oregon.
    • Indiana
      • Clark County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Oregon [Clark County].
    • Kansas
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Oregon [Jefferson County].
      • Osage 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 Kansas community of Oregon [Osage County].
    • Kentucky
      • Mercer County
      • This Oregon is located in Mercer County and lies 443 miles [712.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Oregon that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Oregon.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Oregon is located in Baltimore County and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Oregon that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Oregon.
    • Michigan
      • Lapeer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Oregon [Lapeer County].
    • Missouri
      • Holt County
      • This Oregon is located in Holt County and lies 548 miles [881.9 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Oregon that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Oregon.
      • Jasper County
      • Although located in Jasper County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Oregon.
    • New York
      • Fulton County
      • This Oregon is located in Fulton County and lies 1,088 miles [1,751 km]<2> to the northeast of the Oregon that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Oregon.
      • Suffolk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Oregon [Suffolk County].
      • Warren County
      • This Oregon is located in Warren County and lies 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the northeast of the Oregon that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Oregon.
    • North Carolina
      • Rockingham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Oregon [Rockingham County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Oregon lies 1,794 miles [2,887.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Oregon that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • Ohio
      • Lucas County
      • This Oregon is located in Lucas County and lies 690 miles [1,110.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Oregon that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lucas County community of Oregon.
      • Mercer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Oregon [Mercer County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Oregon is located in Lancaster County and lies 901 miles [1,450 km]<2> to the northeast of the Oregon that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Oregon.
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Oregon [Sullivan County].
      • Wilson County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Oregon [Wilson County].
    • Texas
      • Baylor County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Baylor County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baylor County community of Oregon.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Oregon is located in Dane County and lies 676 miles [1,087.9 km]<2> to the north of the Oregon that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Oregon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oregon ...

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.

  • Blissdale [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blissdale
    • Blissdale [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Oregon
    • 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
  • Bowling Green [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
    • Bowling Green [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Oregon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
  • Butler [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Oregon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Choctaw [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw
    • Choctaw [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Oregon
    • 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
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Ebenezer [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
      • Ebenezer [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Oregon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
    • Eulogy [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eulogy
      • Eulogy [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Oregon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eulogy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eulogy
    • Franklin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Oregon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Good Hope [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Oregon
      • 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
    • Horseshoe [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe
      • Horseshoe [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Oregon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe
    • Howard [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Oregon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Oregon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Meeks [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeks
      • Meeks [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Oregon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks
    • Pinchback [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinchback
      • Pinchback [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Oregon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinchback have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinchback
    • Poplar Springs [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Oregon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Refuge [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Refuge
      • Refuge [Humphreys County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Oregon
      • 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

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 Oregon. 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 ...
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Oregon.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Oregon.
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Oregon.
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Oregon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Holmes County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 58 miles [93.3 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Oregon to Jackson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,705 miles [10,790.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,422 miles [11,944.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,298 miles [8,526.3 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 Oregon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Oregon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Oregon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oregon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1440, Longitude: -90.1134       In this case, the coordinates for Oregon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Oregon 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.
<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 Oregon 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 315.673 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.549 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.722 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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