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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 Ozona, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ozona 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 Ozona:
    • 30.584635, -89.663676
    • 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 Ozona
  • 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 Ozona ...

We have found three communities that share the name Ozona.

Within Mississippi, the name Ozona is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Ozona [Hillsborough County].
      • Pinellas County
      • This Ozona is located in Pinellas County and lies 449 miles [722.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Ozona that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pinellas County community of Ozona.
    • Texas
      • Crockett County
      • This Ozona is located in Crockett County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km]<2> to the west of the Ozona that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crockett County community of Ozona.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ozona ...

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.

  • Audubon [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audubon
    • Audubon [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Ozona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Audubon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audubon
  • Bush [Saint Tammany Parish]
  • Center [Hancock County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Hancock County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Ozona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Centre [Pearl River County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre
    • Centre [Pearl River County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Ozona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Derby [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
      • Derby [Pearl River County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Ozona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Flat Top [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Top
      • Flat Top [Hancock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Ozona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Top have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Top
    • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Ozona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Industrial [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industrial
      • Industrial [Pearl River County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Ozona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industrial have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industrial
    • Leetown [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Hancock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Ozona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Palestine [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Pearl River County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Ozona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine

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 Ozona. 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 ...
    • Tony Canzoneri     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Slidell (Louisiana) on Friday November 6, 1908 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Wednesday December 9, 1959 at the age of 51. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Slidell is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Ozona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<5>
    • Emile Meyer     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday August 18, 1910 and died in Covington (Louisiana) on Thursday March 19, 1987 at the age of 76. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Covington is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Ozona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emile Meyer<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Poplarville, which is the Seat of Pearl River County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ozona to Poplarville, with an average speed<6> 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 6 hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,813 miles [10,964.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,519 miles [12,100.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,396 miles [8,684 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pearl River County: www.pearlrivercounty.net/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ozona 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.
<2>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- Ozona) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ozona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5846, Longitude: -89.6637       In this case, the coordinates for Ozona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Ozona 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 315.148 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.595 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.966 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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