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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 Osborne Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Osborne Creek 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 Osborne Creek:
    • 34.625930, -88.622275
    • 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 Osborne Creek
  • 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 Osborne Creek ...

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.

  • Altitude [Prentiss County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altitude
    • Altitude [Prentiss County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Osborne Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altitude
  • Bethany [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [Lee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
  • Dry Creek [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Creek
    • Dry Creek [Tippah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Osborne Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
  • Graham [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
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    • Hills Chapel [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills Chapel
      • Hills Chapel [Prentiss County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Osborne Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hills Chapel
    • Jumpertown [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumpertown
      • Jumpertown [Prentiss County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Osborne Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumpertown
    • Lake City [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Prentiss County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Osborne Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Pratts [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratts
      • Pratts [Lee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Osborne Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratts
    • Sunflower [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Prentiss County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Osborne Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Synagogue [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Synagogue
      • Synagogue [Alcorn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Osborne Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Synagogue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Synagogue
    • Thrasher [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrasher
      • Thrasher [Prentiss County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Osborne Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrasher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrasher

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 Osborne Creek. 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 ...
    • Etheridge Knight     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Corinth (Mississippi) on Sunday April 19, 1931 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday March 10, 1991 at the age of 59. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Corinth is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Osborne Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Etheridge Knight<3>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Osborne Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Booneville, which is the Seat of Prentiss County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Osborne Creek to Jackson, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 704 miles [1,133 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,572 miles [10,576.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,291 miles [11,733.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,166 miles [8,313.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Osborne Creek. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Osborne Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osborne Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6259, Longitude: -88.6223       In this case, the coordinates for Osborne Creek 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Osborne Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.859 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.807 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.815 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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