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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 Orvisburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orvisburg 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 Orvisburg:
    • 30.912963, -89.525344
    • 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 Orvisburg
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orvisburg ...

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.

  • Derby [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [Pearl River County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Orvisburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
  • Fanning [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fanning
    • Fanning [Lamar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Orvisburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fanning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fanning
  • Fords Creek [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fords Creek
    • Fords Creek [Pearl River County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Orvisburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fords Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fords Creek
  • Hickory Grove [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
    • Hickory Grove [Pearl River County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Orvisburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
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    • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Grove
      • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Orvisburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Grove
    • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
      • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Orvisburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplarville<3>
    • Red Top [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Top
      • Red Top [Pearl River County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Orvisburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Top have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Top
    • Young [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young
      • Young [Pearl River County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Orvisburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young

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 Orvisburg. 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 ...
    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Orvisburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<4>

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

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

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    • Poplarville, which is the Seat of Pearl River County and lies just to the South.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 103 miles [165.8 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Orvisburg to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 895 miles [1,440.4 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,791 miles [10,929.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • 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).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,375 miles [8,650.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Pearl River County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pearl River County: www.pearlrivercounty.net/

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- Orvisburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orvisburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9130, Longitude: -89.5253       In this case, the coordinates for Orvisburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Orvisburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.10 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.583 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.86 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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