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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 Bynum, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bynum 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 Bynum:
    • 31.394339, -89.542013
    • 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 Bynum
  • 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 Bynum ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Bynum.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Bynum.

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

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Prentiss County
      • This Bynum is located in Prentiss County and lies 236 miles [379.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bynum that is located in Lamar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bynum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prentiss County community of Bynum.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This Bynum is located in Calhoun County and lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bynum that is located in Lamar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bynum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Bynum.
    • Indiana
      • Shelby 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 Indiana community of Bynum [Shelby County].
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Bynum is located in Harford County and lies 929 miles [1,495.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bynum that is located in Lamar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bynum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Bynum.
    • Montana
      • Teton County
      • This Bynum is located in Teton County and lies 1,654 miles [2,661.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bynum that is located in Lamar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bynum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Teton County community of Bynum.
    • North Carolina
      • Chatham County
      • This Bynum is located in Chatham County and lies 669 miles [1,076.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bynum that is located in Lamar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bynum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Bynum.
    • South Carolina
      • Williamsburg 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 Bynum [Williamsburg County].
    • Texas
      • Hill County
      • This Bynum is located in Hill County and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<1> to the west of the Bynum that is located in Lamar County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bynum
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hill County community of Bynum.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bynum ...

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.

  • Bowie [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowie
    • Bowie [Forrest County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Bynum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowie
  • Clyde [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Lamar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bynum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Coral [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coral
    • Coral [Lamar County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Bynum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coral have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coral
  • Hickory Grove [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
    • Hickory Grove [Lamar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bynum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hopewell [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bynum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Improve [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Improve
      • Improve [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Bynum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Improve have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Improve
    • Maybank [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybank
      • Maybank [Forrest County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Bynum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maybank
    • Melba [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melba
      • Melba [Jefferson Davis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bynum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melba have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melba
    • Oak Grove [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Lamar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bynum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Providence [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Forrest County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Bynum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Rocky Branch [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Branch
      • Rocky Branch [Lamar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bynum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Branch
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Bynum
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<4>

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 Bynum. 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 ...
    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Bynum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<5>
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Bynum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<5>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at the age of 70. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Ellisville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Bynum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<5>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Bynum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Purvis, which is the Seat of Lamar County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bynum to Purvis, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 874 miles [1,406.6 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,768 miles [10,892 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,477 miles [12,033.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,353 miles [8,614.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Lamar County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lamar County: www.lamarcounty.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bynum) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bynum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3943, Longitude: -89.5420       In this case, the coordinates for Bynum 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 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 Bynum 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>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 Bynum 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 315.159 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.716 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.788 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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