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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 Kilmichael, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kilmichael 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 Kilmichael:
    • 33.443503, -89.570910
    • 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 Kilmichael
  • 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 Kilmichael ...

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.

  • Cedar Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Kilmichael.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Fox
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox
    • Fox lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kilmichael.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox
  • Friendship ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Kilmichael.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Huntsville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
    • Huntsville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Kilmichael.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
  • Minerva
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minerva
    • Minerva lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Kilmichael.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minerva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva
  • Poplar Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Creek
    • Poplar Creek lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Kilmichael.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Creek
  • Poplar Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Springs
    • Poplar Springs lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Kilmichael.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Springs
  • Sugar Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
    • Sugar Hill lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Kilmichael.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
  • Wood Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Springs
    • Wood Springs lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Kilmichael.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Springs

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

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

  • Winona, which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Kilmichael to Winona, with an average speed<3> 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.
  • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,669 miles [10,732.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,385 miles [11,885 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,260 miles [8,465.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kilmichael. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kilmichael) 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 Kilmichael. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KilmichaelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kilmichael. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4435, Longitude: -89.5709    
<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 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.
<4>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 Kilmichael to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.361 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.228 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.442 degrees.




 

 

 

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