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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 Mount Tirzah, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Tirzah 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 Mount Tirzah:
    • 36.280537, -78.907072
    • 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 Mount Tirzah
  • 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 Mount Tirzah ...

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.

  • Bahama [Durham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bahama
    • Bahama [Durham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Mount Tirzah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bahama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bahama
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bahama<3>
  • Berryland [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryland
    • Berryland [Orange County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Tirzah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berryland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryland
  • Bushy Fork [Person County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushy Fork
    • Bushy Fork [Person County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Mount Tirzah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushy Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushy Fork
  • Charter Meadows [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charter Meadows
    • Charter Meadows [Orange County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Tirzah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charter Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charter Meadows
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    • Denny Store [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denny Store
      • Denny Store [Person County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Tirzah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denny Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denny Store
    • Fieldstream [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fieldstream
      • Fieldstream [Orange County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Tirzah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fieldstream have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fieldstream
    • Fox Run [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Run
      • Fox Run [Durham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Mount Tirzah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Run
    • Hicks Village [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Village
      • Hicks Village [Person County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Tirzah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Village
    • Lake View [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Person County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Tirzah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • Orange Factory [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Factory
      • Orange Factory [Durham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Mount Tirzah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Factory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Factory
    • Quail Roost [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Roost
      • Quail Roost [Durham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Mount Tirzah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Roost have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Roost
    • Red Mountain [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mountain
      • Red Mountain [Durham County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Mount Tirzah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mountain
    • Roseville [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Person County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Tirzah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Shoofly [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoofly
      • Shoofly [Granville County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Mount Tirzah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoofly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoofly
    • Springcrest Meadows [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springcrest Meadows
      • Springcrest Meadows [Orange County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Tirzah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springcrest Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springcrest Meadows
    • Timberlake [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake [Person County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Mount Tirzah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberlake<3>

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 Mount Tirzah. 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.

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    • Charlotte Hawkins Brown     (Author, educator, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute)
      • Born: Lottie Hawkins
      • Author, educator, founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute. She was born in Henderson (NC) on June 11, 1883 (a Monday) and died in Greensboro (NC) on January 11, 1961 (a Wednesday) at the age of 77.
      • Henderson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Mount Tirzah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Hawkins Brown<4>
    • Janis Carter     (Actress)
      • Born: Janis Elinore Dremann
      • Actress. She was born in Cleveland (OH) on October 10, 1913 (a Friday) and died in Durham (NC) on July 30, 1994 (a Saturday) at the age of 80. She is buried at Maplewood Cemetery (Durham County, North Carolina).
      • Durham is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Mount Tirzah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janis Carter<4>
    • Rick Ferrell     (Major League Baseball)
    • Randall Jarrell     (Poet)
    • Jack 'Galveston Giant' Johnson     (Professional boxer)
    • Ben E. King     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Full name: Bengamin Earl Nelson
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henderson (NC) on September 28, 1938 (a Wednesday) and died in Teaneck (NJ) on April 30, 2015 (a Thursday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Hackensack Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Henderson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Mount Tirzah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ben E. King<4>
    • Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham     (Entertainer)
    • Janis Martin     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Sutherlin (VA) on March 27, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Durham (NC) on September 3, 2007 (a Monday) at the age of 67. She is buried at Highland Burial Park (Danville City, Virginia).
      • Sutherlin is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Mount Tirzah.
      • Durham is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Mount Tirzah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janis Martin<4>
    • Clyde Lensley McPhatter     (Singer)
    • Anita Rose Morris     (Actress)
    • Soupy Sales     (Comedian)
      • Born: Milton Supman
      • Comedian. He was born in Franklinton (NC) on January 8, 1926 (a Friday) and died in Bronx (NY) on October 22, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Franklinton is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Mount Tirzah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Soupy Sales<4>
    • Grady Tate     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Durham (NC) on January 14, 1932 (a Thursday) and died on October 8, 2017 (a Sunday) at the age of 85. He is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Durham is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Mount Tirzah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grady Tate<4>
    • George 'Possum' Whitted     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Roxboro, which is the Seat of Person County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Tirzah to Roxboro, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 207 miles [333.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,090 miles [9,800.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,788 miles [10,924.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,668 miles [7,512.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Communities in North Carolina

About Person County

About North Carolina

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

The official website for Person County: www.personcounty.net/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Tirzah) 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 Mount Tirzah. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount TirzahOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Tirzah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2805, Longitude: -78.9071    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Mount Tirzah to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.093 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.416 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.413 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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