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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 Ozark, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ozark 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 Ozark:
    • 34.413990, -88.469493
    • 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 Ozark
  • 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

Communities Also Named Ozark ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Ozark.

Within Mississippi, the name Ozark is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Dale County
      • This Ozark is located in Dale County and lies 261 miles [420 km]<1> to the southeast of the Ozark that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dale County community of Ozark.
    • Arkansas
      • Franklin County
      • This Ozark is located in Franklin County and lies 313 miles [503.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Ozark that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Ozark.
    • Illinois
      • Johnson County
      • This Ozark is located in Johnson County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<1> to the north of the Ozark that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Ozark.
    • Iowa
      • Jackson County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Ozark [Jackson County].
    • Kansas
      • Anderson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Ozark [Anderson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Adair County
      • This Ozark is located in Adair County and lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ozark that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Ozark.
    • Michigan
      • Mackinac County
      • This Ozark is located in Mackinac County and lies 830 miles [1,335.8 km]<1> to the north of the Ozark that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mackinac County community of Ozark.
    • Missouri
      • Christian County
      • This Ozark is located in Christian County and lies 320 miles [515 km]<1> to the northwest of the Ozark that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Christian County community of Ozark.
    • North Carolina
      • Gaston County
      • This Ozark is located in Gaston County and lies 418 miles [672.7 km]<1> to the east of the Ozark that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gaston County community of Ozark.
      • Wilkes County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Ozark [Wilkes County].
    • Ohio
      • Monroe County
      • This Ozark is located in Monroe County and lies 552 miles [888.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Ozark that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Ozark.
    • Oklahoma
      • Cherokee County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Cherokee County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Ozark.
      • Jackson County
      • This Ozark is located in Jackson County and lies 611 miles [983.3 km]<1> to the west of the Ozark that is located in Itawamba County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Ozark.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ozark ...

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.

  • Centerville [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Itawamba County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ozark
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Chapelville [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapelville
    • Chapelville [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ozark
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapelville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapelville
  • Eggville [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eggville
    • Eggville [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ozark
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eggville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eggville
  • Hazeldell [Prentiss County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazeldell
    • Hazeldell [Prentiss County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ozark
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazeldell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazeldell
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Kirkville [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkville
      • Kirkville [Itawamba County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ozark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkville
    • Pratts [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratts
      • Pratts [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ozark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratts have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratts
    • Sandy Springs [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Springs
      • Sandy Springs [Itawamba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ozark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
    • Unity [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity
      • Unity [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ozark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unity

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 Ozark. 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 ...
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the south of Ozark.
      • Shannon is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Ozark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<5>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Ozark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fulton, which is the Seat of Itawamba County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ozark to Fulton, with an average speed<6> 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 175 miles [281.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,577 miles [10,584.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,294 miles [11,738.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,169 miles [8,318.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ozark. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Itawamba County: www.co.itawamba.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ozark) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ozark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4140, Longitude: -88.4695       In this case, the coordinates for Ozark have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ozark, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Ozark could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Ozark to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.75 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.653 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.794 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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