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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 Osyka, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Osyka 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 Osyka:
    • 31.007181, -90.471794
    • 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 Osyka
  • 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 Osyka ...

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.

  • Day [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day
    • Day [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Osyka
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Day have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Day
  • Emerald [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald
    • Emerald [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Osyka
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald
  • Gillsburg [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillsburg
    • Gillsburg [Amite County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Osyka
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillsburg
  • Greenlaw [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlaw
    • Greenlaw [Tangipahoa Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Osyka
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenlaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlaw
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    • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentwood
      • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Osyka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentwood<3>
    • Kirkville [Tangipahoa Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkville
      • Kirkville [Tangipahoa Parish] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Osyka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Magnolia [Pike County]
    • Mitchell [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Osyka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Porters Curve [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters Curve
      • Porters Curve [Washington Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Osyka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters Curve have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters Curve
    • Progress [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progress
      • Progress [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Osyka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progress have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progress
    • Spring Creek [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Osyka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek
    • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Hill
      • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Osyka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Hill
    • Terrys Creek [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrys Creek
      • Terrys Creek [Amite County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Osyka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrys Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrys Creek

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 Osyka. 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 ...
    • Britney Spears     (Singer, dancer, actress)
      • Singer, dancer, actress. She was born in McComb (Mississippi) on Wednesday December 2, 1981
      • McComb is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Osyka.
    • Ronnie Van Zant     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday January 15, 1948 and died in Gillsburg (Mississippi) on Thursday October 20, 1977 at the age of 29. He is buried at Riverside Memorial Park (Duval County, Florida).
      • Gillsburg is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Osyka.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Van Zant<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Magnolia, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Osyka to Magnolia, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the north (N). 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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,826 miles [10,985.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,536 miles [12,128 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,412 miles [8,709.8 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 Osyka. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pike County: www.co.pike.ms.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Osyka) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Osyka. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Osyka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osyka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0072, Longitude: -90.4718       In this case, the coordinates for Osyka 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 Osyka 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 315.684 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.275 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.218 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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