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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 Mathena, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mathena 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 Mathena:
    • 33.190958, -90.384810
    • 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 Mathena
  • 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 Mathena ...

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.

  • Butler [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mathena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Castleman [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleman
    • Castleman [Humphreys County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Mathena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castleman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castleman
  • Choctaw [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw
    • Choctaw [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Mathena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw
  • Four Mile [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Mile
    • Four Mile [Humphreys County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mathena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Mile
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    • Good Hope [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mathena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
    • Grass Lake [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Lake
      • Grass Lake [Humphreys County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Mathena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Lake
    • Gum Grove [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Grove
      • Gum Grove [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Mathena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Grove
    • Honey Island [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Island
      • Honey Island [Humphreys County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Mathena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Island
    • Horseshoe [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe
      • Horseshoe [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mathena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mathena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Oak Grove [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mathena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Refuge [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Refuge
      • Refuge [Humphreys County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mathena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Refuge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Refuge
    • Stonewall [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Mathena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Swiftown [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftown
      • Swiftown [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mathena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiftown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiftown

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 Mathena. 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 ...
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Mathena.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<3>
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Greenwood is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Mathena.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<3>
    • B.B. King     (Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer)
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer. He was born in Itta Bena (Mississippi) on Wednesday September 16, 1925 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • Itta Bena is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Mathena.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<3>
    • Juanita Moore     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Monday October 19, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at the age of 99. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenwood is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Mathena.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<3>
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Mathena.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Belzoni, which is the Seat of Humphreys County and lies just to the West.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Mathena to Jackson, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three 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 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,714 miles [10,805.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,432 miles [11,960.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,307 miles [8,540.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Humphreys County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mathena. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mathena) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mathena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1910, Longitude: -90.3848       In this case, the coordinates for Mathena 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 Mathena 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 315.846 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.757 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.826 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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