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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 Malcolm, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Malcolm 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 Malcolm:
    • 31.615445, -90.962602
    • 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 Malcolm
  • 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 Malcolm ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Malcolm.

Within Mississippi, the name Malcolm is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Washington County
      • This Malcolm is located in Washington County and lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<1> to the east of the Malcolm that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Malcolm.
    • Indiana
      • Vigo 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 Indiana community of Malcolm [Vigo County].
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Malcolm is located in Charles County and lies 933 miles [1,501.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Malcolm that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Malcolm.
    • Michigan
      • Manistee County
      • This Malcolm is located in Manistee County and lies 926 miles [1,490.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Malcolm that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manistee County community of Malcolm.
    • Minnesota
      • Beltrami County
      • This Malcolm is located in Beltrami County and lies 1,176 miles [1,892.6 km]<1> to the north of the Malcolm that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beltrami County community of Malcolm.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis County
      • Although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Malcolm.
    • Nebraska
      • Lancaster County
      • This Malcolm is located in Lancaster County and lies 720 miles [1,158.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Malcolm that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Malcolm.
    • Ontario
      • This Malcolm lies 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Malcolm that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
    • Virginia
      • Washington County
      • This Malcolm is located in Washington County and lies 606 miles [975.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Malcolm that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Malcolm.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Malcolm ...

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.

  • Bonus [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonus
    • Bonus [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Malcolm
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonus
  • Cadillac [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadillac
    • Cadillac [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Malcolm
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadillac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadillac
  • Dennis Crossroads [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis Crossroads
    • Dennis Crossroads [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Malcolm
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennis Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis Crossroads
  • Elmo [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
    • Elmo [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Malcolm
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Four Forks [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Forks
      • Four Forks [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Malcolm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Forks
    • Kirby [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
      • Kirby [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Malcolm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
    • Meadville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Malcolm
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadville<4>
    • Orange [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Malcolm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Union Church [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Church
      • Union Church [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Malcolm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Church have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Church
    • Veto [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veto
      • Veto [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Malcolm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veto

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 Malcolm. 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.

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    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Ray Perkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Mount Olive (Mississippi) on Saturday December 6, 1941 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Wednesday December 9, 2020 at the age of 79. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Mount Olive is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Malcolm.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Perkins<5>
    • Irwin Russel     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Thursday June 3, 1852 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 27. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Malcolm.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russel<5>
    • Irwin Russell     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Friday June 3, 1853 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 26. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Malcolm.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russell<5>
    • Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor     (Musician)
    • Truman Van Dyke     (Actor, insurance)
      • Actor, insurance. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday November 15, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday May 6, 1984 at the age of 86. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Natchez is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Malcolm.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Van Dyke<5>
    • Spencer Williams, Jr.     (Actor)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<6> community of Malcolm once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Malcolm and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Fayette, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 66 miles [106.2 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Malcolm to Jackson, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,816 miles [10,969.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,529 miles [12,116.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,405 miles [8,698.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Malcolm) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Malcolm. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6154, Longitude: -90.9626       In this case, the coordinates for Malcolm 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 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 Malcolm 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>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 Malcolm, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<7>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.
<8>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 Malcolm to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.051 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.784 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.322 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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