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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 May Spring, we use the following websites to find information relevant to May Spring 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 May Spring:
    • 33.093182, -88.723661
    • 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 May Spring
  • 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 May Spring ...

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.

  • Clearman [Noxubee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearman
    • Clearman [Noxubee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of May Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearman
  • Dixie [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Noxubee County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of May Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Farewells [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farewells
    • Farewells [Noxubee County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of May Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farewells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Jeff Davis [Noxubee County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff Davis
    • Jeff Davis [Noxubee County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of May Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lynn Creek [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn Creek
      • Lynn Creek [Noxubee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of May Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn Creek
    • Randalls Bluff [Winston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randalls Bluff
      • Randalls Bluff [Winston County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of May Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randalls Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summerville [Noxubee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Noxubee County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of May Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Triplets Corners [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triplets Corners
      • Triplets Corners [Winston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of May Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triplets Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Triplets Corners

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 May Spring. 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 ...
    • Carey Bell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at the age of 70.
      • Macon is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of May Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell<3>
    • Jesse Fortune     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at the age of 79.
      • Macon is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of May Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune<3>
    • Bobby Ray Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Geiger (Alabama) on Saturday February 28, 1942 and died in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) on Sunday August 5, 2012 at the age of 70. He is buried at Wyuka Cemetery (Lancaster County, Nebraska).
      • Geiger is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of May Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Ray Williams<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Macon, which is the Seat of Noxubee County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from May Spring to Macon, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,651 miles [10,703.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,364 miles [11,851.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,240 miles [8,433 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Mississippi

About Noxubee County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for May Spring. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- May Spring) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in May Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0932, Longitude: -88.7237       In this case, the coordinates for May Spring 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 May Spring 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 314.812 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.543 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.159 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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