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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 Pace, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pace 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 Pace:
    • 33.792226, -90.859330
    • 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 Pace
  • 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 Pace ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Pace.

Within Mississippi, the name Pace is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Mississippi County
      • This Pace is located in Mississippi County and lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Pace that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi County community of Pace.
    • Florida
      • Santa Rosa County
      • This Pace is located in Santa Rosa County and lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Pace that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Rosa County community of Pace.
    • Georgia
      • Newton County
      • This Pace is located in Newton County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<1> to the east of the Pace that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Pace.
    • Louisiana
      • Webster Parish
      • This Pace is located in Webster Parish and lies 162 miles [260.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Pace that is located in Bolivar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster Parish community of Pace.
    • Missouri
      • Gasconade County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Gasconade County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gasconade County community of Pace.
    • Tennessee
      • Henry 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 Tennessee community of Pace [Henry County].
    • Virginia
      • Halifax 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 Virginia community of Pace [Halifax County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pace ...

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.

  • Christmas [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christmas
    • Christmas [Bolivar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Pace
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christmas
  • Gill [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill
    • Gill [Bolivar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Pace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
  • Longshot [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longshot
    • Longshot [Bolivar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Pace
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longshot
  • Merigold [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
    • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pace
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<5>
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    • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Bayou
      • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pace
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Bayou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound Bayou<5>
    • Mound City [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Bolivar County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Pace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Napoleon [Desha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Desha County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Pace
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Napoleon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Rosedale [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Bolivar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pace
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosedale<5>

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 Pace. 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. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Greenville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Pace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<7>
    • Otis Clay     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Waxhaw (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 11, 1942 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday January 8, 2016 at the age of 73. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Waxhaw is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Pace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Clay<7>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Pace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<7>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Pace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<7>
    • Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Drew (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 11, 1934 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday February 21, 2013 at the age of 78. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Drew is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Pace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples<7>
    • Mary Wilson     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Monday March 6, 1944 and died in Henderson (Nevada) on Monday February 8, 2021 at the age of 76.
      • Greenville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Pace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Wilson<7>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cleveland, which is the Seat of Bolivar County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 110 miles [177 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Pace to Jackson, with an average speed<8>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,703 miles [10,787.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,424 miles [11,947.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,300 miles [8,529.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<12>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Bolivar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bolivar County: www.co.bolivar.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- Pace) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pace. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PaceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pace. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7922, Longitude: -90.8593       In this case, the coordinates for Pace 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 Pace, 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 Pace 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>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 Pace to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.196 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.244 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.921 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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