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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 Charleston, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Charleston 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 Charleston:
    • 34.007362, -90.055351
    • 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 Charleston
  • 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 Charleston ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Charleston.

Within Mississippi, the name Charleston is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 42 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 42 communities, 38 are located in the United States and six are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Cochise County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Charleston [Cochise County].
    • Arkansas
      • Franklin County
      • This Charleston is located in Franklin County and lies 243 miles [391.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Charleston.
    • California
      • San Joaquin County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Charleston [San Joaquin County].
    • Florida
      • Suwannee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Charleston [Suwannee County].
    • Illinois
      • Coles County
      • This Charleston is located in Coles County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coles County community of Charleston.
    • Iowa
      • Lee County
      • This Charleston is located in Lee County and lies 461 miles [741.9 km]<2> to the north of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Charleston.
    • Kansas
      • Gray County
      • This Charleston is located in Gray County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gray County community of Charleston.
      • Greenwood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Charleston [Greenwood County].
      • Washington 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 Kansas community of Charleston [Washington County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clark County
      • This Charleston is located in Clark County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Charleston.
      • Hopkins County
      • This Charleston is located in Hopkins County and lies 259 miles [416.8 km] to the north northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hopkins County community of Charleston.
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This Charleston is located in Penobscot County and lies 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Charleston.
    • Michigan
      • Sanilac County
      • This Charleston is located in Sanilac County and lies 774 miles [1,245.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sanilac County community of Charleston.
    • Missouri
      • Clark County
      • Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Charleston.
      • Mississippi County
      • This Charleston is located in Mississippi County and lies 205 miles [329.9 km]<2> to the north of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi County community of Charleston.
    • Nebraska
      • Johnson County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Johnson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Charleston.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Charleston [Elko County].
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Charleston.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Charleston lies 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Charleston is located in Burlington County and lies 932 miles [1,499.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Charleston.
    • New York
      • Montgomery County
      • This Charleston is located in Montgomery County and lies 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Charleston.
      • Richmond County
      • This Charleston is located in Richmond County and lies 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the east northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Charleston.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Charleston lies 2,108 miles [3,392.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • North Carolina
      • Halifax County
      • This Charleston is located in Halifax County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Charleston.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Charleston lies 1,522 miles [2,449.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Ohio
      • Brown County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Brown County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Charleston.
      • Clermont County
      • This community is historic and although located in Clermont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Charleston.
      • Hamilton County
      • This community is historic and although located in Hamilton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Charleston.
      • Ross County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Charleston [Ross County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Harper County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Charleston [Harper County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Charleston.
    • Oregon
      • Coos County
      • This Charleston is located in Coos County and lies 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Charleston.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Mercer County
      • This Charleston is located in Mercer County and lies 727 miles [1,170 km]<2> to the northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Charleston.
      • Tioga County
      • This Charleston is located in Tioga County and lies 878 miles [1,413 km] to the northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Charleston.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Charleston is located in Charleston County and lies 588 miles [946.3 km]<2> to the east of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Charleston.
    • Tennessee
      • Bradley County
      • This Charleston is located in Bradley County and lies 313 miles [503.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradley County community of Charleston.
      • Tipton County
      • This Charleston is located in Tipton County and lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the north northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tipton County community of Charleston.
    • Texas
      • Dallas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Charleston [Dallas County].
      • Delta County
      • This Charleston is located in Delta County and lies 317 miles [510.2 km]<2> to the west of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of Charleston.
    • Utah
      • Wasatch County
      • This Charleston is located in Wasatch County and lies 1,254 miles [2,018.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wasatch County community of Charleston.
    • Washington
      • Kitsap County
      • This Charleston is located in Kitsap County and lies 1,924 miles [3,096.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kitsap County community of Charleston.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Charleston is located in Kanawha County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Charleston that is located in Tallahatchie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Charleston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Charleston ...

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 [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Quitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Charleston
    • 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
  • Brazil [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brazil
    • Brazil [Tallahatchie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Charleston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brazil have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brazil
  • Center Point [Tallahatchie County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
    • Center Point [Tallahatchie County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Charleston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Effie [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effie
    • Effie [Tallahatchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Charleston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Effie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effie
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jarman Ferry [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarman Ferry
      • Jarman Ferry [Tallahatchie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarman Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarman Ferry
    • Locopolis [Tallahatchie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locopolis
      • Locopolis [Tallahatchie County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Needmore [Tallahatchie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Tallahatchie County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Paul [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paul
      • Paul [Tallahatchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paul
    • Rosebloom [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebloom
      • Rosebloom [Tallahatchie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebloom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebloom
    • Sharkey [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharkey
      • Sharkey [Tallahatchie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharkey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharkey

How Far From Charleston to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Charleston to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Charleston to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,660 miles [10,718.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,380 miles [11,877 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,256 miles [8,458.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Tallahatchie County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Charleston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Charleston) 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 Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charleston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0074, Longitude: -90.0554       In this case, the coordinates for Charleston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Charleston 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.
<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>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 Charleston 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 315.708 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.707 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.541 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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