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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 Osseola, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Osseola 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 Osseola:
    • 33.305952, -90.872600
    • 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 Osseola
  • 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 Osseola ...

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.

  • Bourbon [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourbon
    • Bourbon [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Osseola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourbon
  • Elizabeth [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Osseola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Empire [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
    • Empire [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Osseola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Empire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Empire
  • Floyd [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
    • Floyd [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Osseola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floyd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
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    • Hays [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
      • Hays [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Osseola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Osseola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Hollyknowe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollyknowe
      • Hollyknowe [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Osseola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollyknowe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollyknowe
    • Jones Chapel [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Chapel
      • Jones Chapel [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Osseola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Chapel
    • Quay [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quay
      • Quay [Washington County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Osseola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Randolph [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Washington County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Osseola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wayside [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
      • Wayside [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Osseola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside

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 Osseola. 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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    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
      • Greenville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Osseola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<4>
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday May 4, 1938 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Greenville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Osseola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<4>
    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Osseola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<4>
    • Muddy Waters     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) on Friday April 4, 1913 and died in Westmont (Illinois) on Saturday April 30, 1983 at the age of 70. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Rolling Fork is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Osseola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Osseola to Greenville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,728 miles [10,827.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,448 miles [11,986.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,323 miles [8,566.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osseola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3060, Longitude: -90.8726       In this case, the coordinates for Osseola 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 Osseola 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 316.161 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.139 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.011 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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