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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 Magenta, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Magenta 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 Magenta:
    • 33.431227, -90.963437
    • 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 Magenta
  • 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 Magenta ...

We have found four communities that share the name Magenta.

Within Mississippi, the name Magenta is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Bossier Parish
      • This Magenta is located in Bossier Parish and lies 168 miles [270.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Magenta that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magenta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bossier Parish community of Magenta.
      • Ouachita Parish
      • This Magenta is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the southwest of the Magenta that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magenta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of Magenta.
    • Quebec
      • This Magenta lies 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Magenta that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magenta
    • Wisconsin
      • Eau Claire 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 Wisconsin community of Magenta [Eau Claire County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Magenta ...

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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Magenta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Elizabeth [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Magenta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Forkland [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkland
    • Forkland [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Magenta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forkland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forkland
  • Greenville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Magenta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,315 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<4>
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Hays [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
      • Hays [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Magenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Magenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heads
    • Helm [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helm
      • Helm [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Magenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Magenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollyknowe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollyknowe
    • Hunt [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt
      • Hunt [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Magenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt
    • Jones Chapel [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Chapel
      • Jones Chapel [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Magenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Chapel
    • Priscilla [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priscilla
      • Priscilla [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Magenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Priscilla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priscilla
    • Quay [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quay
      • Quay [Washington County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Magenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Swiftwater [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftwater
      • Swiftwater [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Magenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiftwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiftwater
    • Winterville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterville
      • Winterville [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Magenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville

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 Magenta. 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)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Greenville is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Magenta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<5>
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday May 4, 1938 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Greenville is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Magenta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<5>
    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Magenta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<5>
    • Mary Wilson     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Monday March 6, 1944 and died in Henderson (Nevada) on Monday February 8, 2021 at the age of 76.
      • Greenville is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Magenta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 90 miles [144.8 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Magenta 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 6 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 861 miles [1,385.6 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 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,446 miles [11,983.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,321 miles [8,563.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Washington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Magenta. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Magenta) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Magenta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4312, Longitude: -90.9634       In this case, the coordinates for Magenta 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Magenta 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 Magenta 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 316.23 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.235 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.028 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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