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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 Owens Wells, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Owens Wells 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 Owens Wells:
    • 33.095129, -89.967862
    • 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 Owens Wells
  • 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 Owens Wells ...

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.

  • Bowlin [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowlin
    • Bowlin [Attala County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Owens Wells
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bowling Green [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
    • Bowling Green [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Owens Wells
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
  • Ebenezer [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Owens Wells
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Eulogy [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eulogy
    • Eulogy [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Owens Wells
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eulogy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eulogy
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    • Franklin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Owens Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Owens Wells
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Oregon [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
      • Oregon [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Owens Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • Poplar Springs [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
      • Poplar Springs [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Owens Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
    • Rockport [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Attala County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Owens Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Williams Ferry [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Ferry
      • Williams Ferry [Attala County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Owens Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Ferry

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 Owens Wells. 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 ...
    • Archie Dees     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Ethel (Mississippi) on Saturday February 22, 1936 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Monday April 4, 2016 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Ethel is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Owens Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<4>
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Owens Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Holmes County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 56 miles [90.1 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Owens Wells to Jackson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,702 miles [10,785.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,418 miles [11,938.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,294 miles [8,519.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Holmes County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Owens Wells. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0951, Longitude: -89.9679       In this case, the coordinates for Owens Wells 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 Owens Wells 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 315.578 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.433 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.67 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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