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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 Tuscola, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tuscola 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 Tuscola:
    • 32.620608, -89.527794
    • 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 Tuscola
  • 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 Tuscola ...

We have found five communities that share the name Tuscola.

Within Mississippi, the name Tuscola is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Douglas County
      • This Tuscola is located in Douglas County and lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<1> to the north of the Tuscola that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Tuscola.
    • Kentucky
      • Lawrence 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 Kentucky community of Tuscola [Lawrence County].
    • Michigan
      • Tuscola County
      • This Tuscola is located in Tuscola County and lies 804 miles [1,293.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Tuscola that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscola County community of Tuscola.
    • North Carolina
      • Haywood County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Haywood County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Haywood County community of Tuscola.
    • Texas
      • Taylor County
      • This Tuscola is located in Taylor County and lies 599 miles [964 km]<1> to the west of the Tuscola that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Tuscola.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tuscola ...

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.

  • Cash [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
    • Cash [Scott County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Tuscola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
  • Freeny [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeny
    • Freeny [Leake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Tuscola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeny have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeny
  • Gill [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill
    • Gill [Leake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Tuscola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
  • Good Hope [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Leake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Tuscola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Tuscola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<4>
    • Piggtown [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piggtown
      • Piggtown [Leake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Tuscola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piggtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piggtown
    • Pilgrim Rest [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim Rest
      • Pilgrim Rest [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Tuscola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrim Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim Rest
    • Standing Pine [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
      • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Tuscola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
    • Tuckers Crossing [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckers Crossing
      • Tuckers Crossing [Leake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Tuscola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckers Crossing
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]

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 Tuscola. 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 ...
    • K.C. Douglas     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Mississippi) on Friday November 21, 1913 and died in Berkeley (California) on Saturday October 18, 1975 at the age of 61. He is buried at Pleasant Green MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Sharon is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Tuscola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: K.C. Douglas<5>
    • Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Philadelphia (Mississippi) on Monday August 16, 1937 and died on Wednesday July 1, 1992 at the age of 54. He is buried at Biloxi National Cemetery (Harrison County, Mississippi).
      • Philadelphia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Tuscola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<5>
    • Andrew Goodman     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday November 23, 1943 and died in Neshoba (Mississippi) on Sunday June 21, 1964 at the age of 20. He is buried at Mt. Judah Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Neshoba is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Tuscola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<5>
    • L.C. Greenwood     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Sunday September 8, 1946 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Sunday September 29, 2013 at the age of 67. He is buried at Priestley Chapel MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Canton is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Tuscola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: L.C. Greenwood<5>
    • Napoleon B. Whiting     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Tueday September 21, 1909 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 22, 1984 at the age of 75. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Canton is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Tuscola.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Napoleon B. Whiting<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Carthage, which is the Seat of Leake County and lies just to the North.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Tuscola to Jackson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,707 miles [10,793.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,421 miles [11,942.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,296 miles [8,523.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Leake County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tuscola) 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 Tuscola. 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 Tuscola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tuscola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6206, Longitude: -89.5278    
<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 Tuscola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Tuscola 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 315.265 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.005 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.573 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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