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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 Osborn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Osborn 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 Osborn:
    • 33.521509, -88.722273
    • 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 Osborn
  • 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 Osborn ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Osborn.

Within Mississippi, the name Osborn is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 24 communities, 23 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Perry County
      • This Osborn is located in Perry County and lies 108 miles [173.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Osborn.
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa 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 Arizona community of Osborn [Maricopa County].
    • Arkansas
      • Benton 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 Arkansas community of Osborn [Benton County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Osborn lies 2,182 miles [3,511.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford 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 Connecticut community of Osborn [Hartford County].
    • Georgia
      • Towns County
      • This Osborn is located in Towns County and lies 302 miles [486 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Towns County community of Osborn.
    • Illinois
      • Rock Island County
      • This Osborn is located in Rock Island County and lies 558 miles [898 km]<1> to the north of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock Island County community of Osborn.
    • Indiana
      • Lake County
      • This Osborn is located in Lake County and lies 561 miles [902.8 km]<1> to the north of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Osborn.
    • Kansas
      • Crawford 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 Kansas community of Osborn [Crawford County].
      • Neosho 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 Osborn [Neosho County].
    • Kentucky
      • Floyd County
      • This Osborn is located in Floyd County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Osborn.
    • Maine
      • Hancock County
      • This Osborn is located in Hancock County and lies 1,337 miles [2,151.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Osborn.
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's 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 Maryland community of Osborn [Prince George's County].
    • Michigan
      • Benzie 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 Michigan community of Osborn [Benzie County].
      • Lenawee 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 Michigan community of Osborn [Lenawee County].
      • Menominee 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 Michigan community of Osborn [Menominee County].
    • Missouri
      • Butler County
      • This Osborn is located in Butler County and lies 227 miles [365.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Osborn.
      • DeKalb County
      • This Osborn is located in DeKalb County and lies 531 miles [854.6 km] to the northwest of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Osborn.
    • Ohio
      • Greene 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 Ohio community of Osborn [Greene County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Mercer County
      • This Osborn is located in Mercer County and lies 716 miles [1,152.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Osborn.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Osborn is located in Charleston County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<1> to the east of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Osborn.
      • Colleton 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 South Carolina community of Osborn [Colleton County].
    • Tennessee
      • Johnson County
      • This Osborn is located in Johnson County and lies 444 miles [714.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Osborn that is located in Oktibbeha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Osborn.
    • Washington
      • King 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 Washington community of Osborn [King County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Osborn ...

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.

  • Blackjack [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackjack
    • Blackjack [Oktibbeha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Osborn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackjack have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackjack
  • Cedar Bluff [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Osborn
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
  • Cedar Point [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
    • Cedar Point [Oktibbeha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
  • Cherokee Heights [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Heights
    • Cherokee Heights [Oktibbeha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Heights
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    • Dicks Ferry [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dicks Ferry
      • Dicks Ferry [Clay County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dicks Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dicks Ferry
    • Hillbrook [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillbrook
      • Hillbrook [Oktibbeha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillbrook
    • Hillcrest [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Oktibbeha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Mayhew [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayhew
      • Mayhew [Lowndes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayhew have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayhew
    • Patrick [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick
      • Patrick [Oktibbeha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patrick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick
    • Rocky Hill [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Hill
      • Rocky Hill [Oktibbeha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
    • Rolling Hills [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Oktibbeha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Rosedale [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Oktibbeha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
      • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<5>
    • Stonegate [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonegate
      • Stonegate [Oktibbeha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonegate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonegate
    • Tanglewood [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Oktibbeha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood
    • Timbercove [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbercove
      • Timbercove [Oktibbeha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timbercove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timbercove
    • University Heights [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Heights
      • University Heights [Oktibbeha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Heights

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 Osborn. 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.

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    • Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong     (Professional boxer)
    • Carey Bell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at the age of 70.
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Osborn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<6>
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Ackerman is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Osborn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<6>
    • Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett     (Musician)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Osborn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<6>
    • Jesse Fortune     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at the age of 79.
      • Macon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Osborn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<6>
    • Andrew Patrick Wood     (Musician)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Starkville, which is the Seat of Oktibbeha County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Osborn to Jackson, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,630 miles [10,670 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,345 miles [11,820.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,220 miles [8,400.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Osborn. 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' (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- Osborn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osborn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5215, Longitude: -88.7223       In this case, the coordinates for Osborn 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 Osborn 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 Osborn, 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 Osborn 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 314.844 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.639 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.077 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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