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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 Overby, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Overby 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 Overby:
    • 33.143734, -90.853433
    • 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 Overby
  • 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 Overby ...

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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Overby
    • 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
  • Delta City [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
    • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Overby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
  • Empire [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
    • Empire [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Overby
    • 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
  • Erwin [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Overby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
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    • Floyd [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
      • Floyd [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Overby
      • 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
    • Grace [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
      • Grace [Issaquena County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Overby
      • 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>
    • James [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
      • James [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
    • Lake Washington [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Washington
      • Lake Washington [Washington County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Longwood [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
      • Longwood [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
    • Marathon [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marathon
      • Marathon [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marathon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marathon
    • Murphy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Murphy Ferry [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy Ferry
      • Murphy Ferry [Humphreys County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy Ferry
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Overby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Burn
    • Quay [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quay
      • Quay [Washington County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Silver Lake [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [Washington County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Woodside [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Overby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside

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 Overby. 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 ...
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Overby.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Overby.
      • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Overby.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Overby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Overby to Greenville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,735 miles [10,838.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,454 miles [11,996.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,330 miles [8,577.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Washington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1437, Longitude: -90.8534       In this case, the coordinates for Overby 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 Overby 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 316.134 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.086 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.031 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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