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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 Mayton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mayton 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 Mayton:
    • 32.106819, -89.747297
    • 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 Mayton
  • 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 Mayton ...

We have found four communities that share the name Mayton.

Within Mississippi, the name Mayton 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 ...
    • Alberta
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alberta community of Mayton.
    • Arkansas
      • Miller County
      • This Mayton is located in Miller County and lies 247 miles [397.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Mayton that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miller County community of Mayton.
    • Kansas
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Mayton [Washington County].
    • West Virginia
      • Webster County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Mayton [Webster County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mayton ...

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.

  • Daniel [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel
    • Daniel [Smith County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Mayton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel
  • Everett [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
    • Everett [Simpson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Mayton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
  • Fink Bine [Rankin County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fink Bine
    • Fink Bine [Rankin County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Mayton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fink Bine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gunn [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunn
    • Gunn [Smith County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Mayton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunn
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Heater [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heater
      • Heater [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Mayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Johns [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns
      • Johns [Rankin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Mayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Mayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
    • Rufus [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rufus
      • Rufus [Rankin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Mayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rufus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rufus

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 Mayton. 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 ...
    • Willie Albert 'Al' Goodman     (Singer)
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Mayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ann Mobley<5>
    • David Lee 'Deacon' Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Mayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lee 'Deacon' Turner<5>
    • Deacon Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Mayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deacon Turner<5>
    • Ernestine Wade     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday August 7, 1906 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday April 15, 1983 at the age of 76. She is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Mayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernestine Wade<5>
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Friday December 9, 1955 and died in Madison (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1993 at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Mayton.
      • Madison is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the northwest of Mayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<5>
    • Eudora Welty     (Pultizer Prize winning author)
      • Pultizer Prize winning author. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday April 13, 1909 and died in Jackson (Mississippi) on Monday July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Mayton.
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Mayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eudora Welty<5>
    • John McKay Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Saturday October 27, 1945 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 66. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Mayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Brandon, which is the Seat of Rankin County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mayton to Brandon, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west northwest (WNW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full 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 6,742 miles [10,850.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,454 miles [11,996.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,329 miles [8,576.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mayton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rankin County: www.rankincounty.org/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mayton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mayton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1068, Longitude: -89.7473       In this case, the coordinates for Mayton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Mayton 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.
<4>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.
<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 Mayton 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 315.353 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.038 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.751 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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