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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 Leland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Leland 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 Leland:
    • 33.405779, -90.898870
    • 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 Leland
  • 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 Leland ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Leland.

Within Mississippi, the name Leland is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Walker County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Leland [Walker County].
    • Arkansas
      • Chicot County
      • This Leland is located in Chicot County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chicot County community of Leland.
    • California
      • Shasta County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Shasta County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Leland.
    • Florida
      • Madison County
      • This Leland is located in Madison County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Leland.
    • Georgia
      • Cobb County
      • This Leland is located in Cobb County and lies 365 miles [587.4 km]<2> to the east of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cobb County community of Leland.
    • Idaho
      • Nez Perce County
      • This Leland is located in Nez Perce County and lies 1,624 miles [2,613.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nez Perce County community of Leland.
    • Illinois
      • La Salle County
      • This Leland is located in La Salle County and lies 578 miles [930.2 km]<2> to the north of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Salle County community of Leland.
    • Iowa
      • Winnebago County
      • This Leland is located in Winnebago County and lies 701 miles [1,128.2 km]<2> to the north of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winnebago County community of Leland.
    • Kansas
      • Graham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Leland [Graham County].
      • Kingman 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 Leland [Kingman County].
      • Morris 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 Leland [Morris County].
    • Louisiana
      • Catahoula Parish
      • This Leland is located in Catahoula Parish and lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Catahoula Parish community of Leland.
    • Michigan
      • Chippewa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Leland [Chippewa County].
      • Leelanau County
      • This Leland is located in Leelanau County and lies 847 miles [1,363.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leelanau County community of Leland.
      • Washtenaw 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 Michigan community of Leland [Washtenaw County].
    • Nebraska
      • Gage County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Gage County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gage County community of Leland.
    • North Carolina
      • Brunswick County
      • This Leland is located in Brunswick County and lies 740 miles [1,190.9 km]<2> to the east of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brunswick County community of Leland.
    • Ontario
      • This Leland lies 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Oregon
      • Josephine County
      • This Leland is located in Josephine County and lies 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Josephine County community of Leland.
    • South Carolina
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Leland is located in Chesterfield County and lies 618 miles [994.6 km]<2> to the east of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Leland.
    • Utah
      • Utah County
      • This Leland is located in Utah County and lies 1,235 miles [1,987.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Utah County community of Leland.
    • Washington
      • Jefferson County
      • This Leland is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,931 miles [3,107.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Leland.
    • Wisconsin
      • Sauk County
      • This Leland is located in Sauk County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<2> to the north of the Leland that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sauk County community of Leland.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leland ...

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.

  • Cold Springs [Washington County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs [Washington County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Leland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Elizabeth [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Leland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Hays [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
    • Hays [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Leland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
  • Heads [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heads
    • Heads [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Leland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heads
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Helm [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helm
      • Helm [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helm
    • Hollyknowe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollyknowe
      • Hollyknowe [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollyknowe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollyknowe
    • Jones Chapel [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Chapel
      • Jones Chapel [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Chapel
    • Long [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long
      • Long [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long
    • Magenta [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magenta
      • Magenta [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magenta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magenta
    • Quay [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quay
      • Quay [Washington County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Randolph [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Washington County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph 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 Leland. 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 ...
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Born: John Colbert, Jr.
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (MS) on November 20, 1946 (a Wednesday) and died in Germantown (TN) on November 30, 2011 (a Wednesday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Greenville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Leland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<5>
    • Milton 'Little Milton' Campbell     (Singer, musician)
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
    • Mary Wilson     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Greenville (MS) on March 6, 1944 (a Monday) and died in Henderson (NV) on February 8, 2021 (a Monday) at the age of 76.
      • Greenville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Leland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies just to the West.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Leland to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,724 miles [10,821.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,444 miles [11,980 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,319 miles [8,560.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Leland 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leland) 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 Leland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LelandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4058, Longitude: -90.8989    
<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 Leland, 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 Leland 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 316.187 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.182 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.005 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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