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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 Pascagoula, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pascagoula 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 Pascagoula:
    • 30.366976, -88.548500
    • 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 Pascagoula
  • 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 Pascagoula ...

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.

  • Elders Ferry [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elders Ferry
    • Elders Ferry [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Pascagoula
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elders Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elders Ferry
  • Ford [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford
    • Ford [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Pascagoula
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford
  • Helena [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
    • Helena [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Pascagoula
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
  • Hickory Hills [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
    • Hickory Hills [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Pascagoula
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
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    • Martin Bluff [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Bluff
      • Martin Bluff [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Pascagoula
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Bluff
    • Orange Grove [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
      • Orange Grove [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pascagoula
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove
    • Pecan [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan
      • Pecan [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pascagoula
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan
    • Randall Ferry [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randall Ferry
      • Randall Ferry [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Pascagoula
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randall Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randall Ferry
    • Sawmill Pointe [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmill Pointe
      • Sawmill Pointe [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Pascagoula
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmill Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmill Pointe

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 Pascagoula. 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 ...
    • Gary Collins     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Venice (California) on Saturday April 30, 1938 and died in Biloxi (Mississippi) on Saturday October 13, 2012 at the age of 74.
      • Biloxi is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Pascagoula.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Collins<3>
    • Gertrude Homan     (Actress, writer, film editor)
      • Actress, writer, film editor. She was born in Beauvoir (Mississippi) on Sunday April 23, 1882 and died in Glen Cove (New York) on Tueday May 29, 1951 at the age of 69. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Beauvoir is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Pascagoula.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gertrude Homan<3>
    • Margaret Taylor     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Zachary Taylor (1849 - 1850))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Zachary Taylor (1849 - 1850). She was born in Calvert County on Sunday September 21, 1788 and died in Pascagoula on Saturday August 14, 1852 at the age of 63. She is buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margaret Taylor<3>
    • John Kennedy Toole     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday December 17, 1937 and died in Biloxi (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 26, 1969 at the age of 31. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Biloxi is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Pascagoula.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kennedy Toole<3>
    • Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 164 miles [263.9 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Pascagoula to Jackson, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 878 miles [1,413 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,776 miles [10,904.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,478 miles [12,034.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,356 miles [8,619.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Jackson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pascagoula: www.cityofpascagoula.com/

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pascagoula) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pascagoula. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pascagoula

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pascagoula. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3670, Longitude: -88.5485    
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Pascagoula to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.46 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.765 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.573 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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