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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 Locum, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Locum 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 Locum:
    • 34.593154, -88.843670
    • 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 Locum
  • 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 Locum ...

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.

  • Alpine [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Locum
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
  • Bethany [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Locum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
  • Bluff [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff
    • Bluff [Tippah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Locum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
  • Center [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Locum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
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    • Cotton Plant [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Plant
      • Cotton Plant [Tippah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Locum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Plant
    • Dry Creek [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Creek
      • Dry Creek [Tippah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Locum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
    • Graham [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Locum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
    • Halltown [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halltown
      • Halltown [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Locum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halltown
    • Locust Grove [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Locum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Mitchell [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Tippah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Locum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Parks [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parks
      • Parks [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Locum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parks
    • Pleasant Hill [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Locum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Ridge [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Union County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Locum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Union Hill [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Locum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill

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 Locum. 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 ...
    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • New Albany, which is the Seat of Union County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Locum to New Albany, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,583 miles [10,594.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,302 miles [11,751.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Locum. 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 '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- Locum) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Locum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5932, Longitude: -88.8437       In this case, the coordinates for Locum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Locum to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.994 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.959 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.915 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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