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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 Martinville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Martinville 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 Martinville:
    • 31.973491, -89.753963
    • 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 Martinville
  • 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 Martinville ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Martinville.

Within Mississippi, the name Martinville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Escambia County
      • This Martinville is located in Escambia County and lies 146 miles [235 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Martinville that is located in Simpson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Escambia County community of Martinville.
    • Arkansas
      • Ashley County
      • This Martinville is located in Ashley County and lies 147 miles [236.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Martinville that is located in Simpson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashley County community of Martinville.
      • Faulkner County
      • This Martinville is located in Faulkner County and lies 279 miles [449 km] to the north northwest of the Martinville that is located in Simpson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Faulkner County community of Martinville.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Tammany Parish
      • This Martinville is located in Saint Tammany Parish and lies 98 miles [157.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Martinville that is located in Simpson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Tammany Parish community of Martinville.
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Martinville.
    • Quebec
      • This Martinville lies 1,336 miles [2,150.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Martinville that is located in Simpson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinville

Curious and Interesting Names Near Martinville ...

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.

  • Coats [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
    • Coats [Simpson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Martinville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
  • Cyclone [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cyclone
    • Cyclone [Simpson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Martinville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cyclone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyclone
  • Everett [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
    • Everett [Simpson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Martinville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
  • Gunn [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunn
    • Gunn [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Martinville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunn
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Heater [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heater
      • Heater [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Martinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heater
    • Joe [Rankin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joe
      • Joe [Rankin County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Martinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Martinville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,094 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<4>
    • Merit [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merit
      • Merit [Simpson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Martinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merit
    • Sanatorium [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanatorium
      • Sanatorium [Simpson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Martinville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanatorium
    • Shady Grove [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Martinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Zion Hill [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Hill
      • Zion Hill [Simpson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Martinville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion 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 Martinville. 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 ...
    • Roscoe Ates     (Actor, comedian, musician)
      • Actor, comedian, musician. He was born in Grange (Mississippi) on Sunday January 20, 1895 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday March 1, 1962 at the age of 67. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Grange is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Martinville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roscoe Ates<5>
    • Mary Ann Mobley     (Miss America (1959), actress)
      • Miss America (1959), actress. She was born in Brandon (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 17, 1937 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Tueday December 9, 2014 at the age of 77.
      • Brandon is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Martinville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ann Mobley<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Mendenhall, which is the Seat of Simpson County and lies just to the West.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Martinville to Jackson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 859 miles [1,382.4 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 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 6,748 miles [10,859.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,460 miles [12,005.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,336 miles [8,587.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Simpson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Martinville. 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- Martinville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martinville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9735, Longitude: -89.7540       In this case, the coordinates for Martinville 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 Martinville 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 Martinville 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 315.344 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.01 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.776 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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