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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 Willows, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Willows 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 Willows:
    • 32.036431, -90.896269
    • 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 Willows
  • 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 Willows ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Willows.

Within Mississippi, the name Willows is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 24 communities, 22 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Glenn County
      • This Willows is located in Glenn County and lies 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glenn County community of Willows.
      • Marin 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 California community of Willows [Marin County].
      • San Diego County
      • This Willows is located in San Diego County and lies 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the west of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Diego County community of Willows.
      • San Mateo County
      • This Willows is located in San Mateo County and lies 1,803 miles [2,901.6 km] to the west northwest of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Mateo County community of Willows.
      • Santa Cruz County
      • This Willows is located in Santa Cruz County and lies 1,789 miles [2,879.1 km] to the west northwest of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Cruz County community of Willows.
    • Delaware
      • Sussex County
      • This Willows is located in Sussex County and lies 994 miles [1,599.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Willows.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Willows is located in Hillsborough County and lies 588 miles [946.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Willows.
    • Georgia
      • Clayton County
      • This Willows is located in Clayton County and lies 391 miles [629.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clayton County community of Willows.
      • Douglas County
      • This Willows is located in Douglas County and lies 376 miles [605.1 km] to the east northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Willows.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Willows is located in Cook County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Willows.
    • Maryland
      • Calvert County
      • This Willows is located in Calvert County and lies 926 miles [1,490.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calvert County community of Willows.
      • Harford County
      • This Willows is located in Harford County and lies 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Willows.
      • Howard County
      • This Willows is located in Howard County and lies 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Willows.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Willows is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Willows.
    • Montana
      • Dawson 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 Montana community of Willows [Dawson County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Willows lies 1,702 miles [2,739.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
    • New Hampshire
      • Rockingham County
      • This Willows is located in Rockingham County and lies 1,326 miles [2,134 km]<1> to the northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Willows.
    • North Dakota
      • Griggs 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 Dakota community of Willows [Griggs County].
    • Ohio
      • Madison 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 Ohio community of Willows [Madison County].
      • Summit County
      • This Willows is located in Summit County and lies 813 miles [1,308.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Willows.
    • Oregon
      • Gilliam County
      • This Willows is located in Gilliam County and lies 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gilliam County community of Willows.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Willows lies 1,436 miles [2,311 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
    • Virginia
      • Stafford County
      • This Willows is located in Stafford County and lies 871 miles [1,401.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Willows.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Willows is located in King County and lies 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Willows that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Willows.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Willows ...

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.

  • Allen [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Claiborne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Willows
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
  • Duke [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duke
    • Duke [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Willows
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duke have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duke
  • Gordon [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon [Claiborne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Willows
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
  • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
    • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Willows
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Gulf
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Green Meadow [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Meadow
      • Green Meadow [Claiborne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Willows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Meadow
    • Hermanville [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermanville
      • Hermanville [Claiborne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Willows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermanville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermanville
    • Jeff Davis [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff Davis
      • Jeff Davis [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Willows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeff Davis
    • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
      • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Willows
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
    • Spring Plains [Claiborne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Plains
      • Spring Plains [Claiborne County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Willows
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Willows. 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 ...
    • Johnny Fuller     (Gospel singer)
      • Gospel singer. He was born in Edwards (MS) on April 20, 1929 (a Saturday) and died in Oakland (CA) on May 20, 1985 (a Monday) at the age of 56. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Edwards is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Willows.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<5>
    • Irwin Russel     (Poet)
    • Irwin Russell     (Poet)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Port Gibson, which is the Seat of Claiborne County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 45 miles [72.4 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Willows 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 most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,792 miles [10,930.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,507 miles [12,081.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,383 miles [8,663.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Willows. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willows) 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 Willows. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WillowsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willows. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0364, Longitude: -90.8963    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Willows 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 Willows, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Willows 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 316.054 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.844 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.229 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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