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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 Pearson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pearson 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 Pearson:
    • 32.246732, -90.123174
    • 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 Pearson
  • 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 Pearson ...

We found 22 communities that share the name Pearson.

Within Mississippi, the name Pearson is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, 21 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Pearson is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 171 miles [275.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Pearson.
    • Arkansas
      • Cleburne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Pearson [Cleburne County].
      • Union County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Pearson [Union County].
    • California
      • San Joaquin County
      • This Pearson is located in San Joaquin County and lies 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Joaquin County community of Pearson.
      • Yuba County
      • This Pearson is located in Yuba County and lies 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km] to the west northwest of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yuba County community of Pearson.
    • Georgia
      • Atkinson County
      • This Pearson is located in Atkinson County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km]<1> to the east of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atkinson County community of Pearson.
      • Coffee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Pearson [Coffee County].
    • Idaho
      • Shoshone County
      • This Pearson is located in Shoshone County and lies 1,699 miles [2,734.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shoshone County community of Pearson.
    • Maryland
      • Saint Mary's County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Pearson [Saint Mary's County].
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Pearson.
    • North Carolina
      • Burke County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Pearson [Burke County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Pottawatomie County
      • This Pearson is located in Pottawatomie County and lies 436 miles [701.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawatomie County community of Pearson.
    • Ontario
      • This Pearson lies 1,198 miles [1,928 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
    • South Carolina
      • Marlboro County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Pearson [Marlboro County].
    • Tennessee
      • Bledsoe County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Pearson [Bledsoe County].
    • Texas
      • Medina County
      • This Pearson is located in Medina County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Medina County community of Pearson.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Pearson is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Pearson.
    • Washington
      • Kitsap County
      • This Pearson is located in Kitsap County and lies 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kitsap County community of Pearson.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Pearson [Randolph County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Bayfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Pearson [Bayfield County].
      • Langlade County
      • This Pearson is located in Langlade County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<1> to the north of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Langlade County community of Pearson.
    • Wyoming
      • Natrona County
      • This Pearson is located in Natrona County and lies 1,139 miles [1,833 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pearson that is located in Rankin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Natrona County community of Pearson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pearson ...

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.

  • Choctaw Village
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw Village
    • Choctaw Village is located in Hinds County
  • Cooks Ferry
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooks Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Ferry
    • Cooks Ferry is located in Hinds County
  • Elton
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elton
    • Elton is located in Hinds County
  • Greenfield
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield is located in Rankin County
  • Hickory Glen
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Glen
    • Hickory Glen is located in Rankin County
  • Kings Heights
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Heights
    • Kings Heights is located in Rankin County
  • Pearl
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
    • Pearl is located in Rankin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,560 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl <5>
  • Plain
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain
    • Plain is located in Rankin County
  • Plainview
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Plainview is located in Rankin County
  • Randall Place
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randall Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randall Place
    • Randall Place is located in Rankin County
  • Skyway Hills
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyway Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyway Hills
    • Skyway Hills is located in Rankin County

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

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

  • Brandon, which is the Seat of Rankin County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies just to the northwest (NW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 865 miles [1,392.1 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Pearson to White House, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 50 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,464 miles [12,012.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,339 miles [8,592.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Rankin County: www.rankincounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pearson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pearson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2467, Longitude: -90.1232       In this case, the coordinates for Pearson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Pearson 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.
<3>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 Pearson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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>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 Pearson 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 315.597 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.34 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.88 degrees.









 

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