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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 Maywood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Maywood 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 Maywood:
    • 34.970927, -89.847310
    • 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 Maywood
  • 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 Maywood ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Maywood.

Within Mississippi, the name Maywood is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Maywood is located in Los Angeles County and lies 1,609 miles [2,589.4 km]<1> to the west of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Maywood.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Maywood is located in Cook County and lies 489 miles [787 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Maywood.
    • Indiana
      • Marion County
      • This Maywood is located in Marion County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Maywood.
    • Kansas
      • Leavenworth County
      • This Maywood is located in Leavenworth County and lies 402 miles [647 km]<1> to the northwest of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leavenworth County community of Maywood.
      • Wyandotte County
      • This Maywood is located in Wyandotte County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km] to the northwest of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyandotte County community of Maywood.
    • Kentucky
      • Lincoln County
      • This Maywood is located in Lincoln County and lies 338 miles [544 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Maywood.
    • Michigan
      • Delta County
      • This Maywood is located in Delta County and lies 765 miles [1,231.1 km]<1> to the north of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of Maywood.
      • Iron 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 Michigan community of Maywood [Iron County].
      • Macomb County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Maywood [Macomb County].
    • Minnesota
      • Benton 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 Minnesota community of Maywood [Benton County].
    • Missouri
      • Jackson County
      • This Maywood is located in Jackson County and lies 381 miles [613.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Maywood.
      • Lewis County
      • This Maywood is located in Lewis County and lies 357 miles [574.5 km] to the north northwest of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Maywood.
    • Nebraska
      • Frontier County
      • This Maywood is located in Frontier County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frontier County community of Maywood.
    • New Jersey
      • Bergen 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 New Jersey community of Maywood [Bergen County].
    • New York
      • Albany County
      • This Maywood is located in Albany County and lies 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albany County community of Maywood.
      • Suffolk County
      • This Maywood is located in Suffolk County and lies 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the east northeast of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Maywood.
    • North Carolina
      • Alamance 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 North Carolina community of Maywood [Alamance County].
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clermont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Maywood.
    • Ontario
      • This Maywood lies 776 miles [1,248.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Maywood is located in Lane County and lies 1,873 miles [3,014.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Maywood.
    • South Dakota
      • Hanson County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Maywood [Hanson County].
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Maywood is located in King County and lies 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Maywood.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Maywood is located in Fayette County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Maywood that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Maywood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Maywood ...

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.

  • Bleak [Shelby County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bleak
    • Bleak [Shelby County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Maywood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bleak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Booth [Shelby County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booth
    • Booth [Shelby County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Maywood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedarview [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarview
    • Cedarview [DeSoto County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Maywood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarview
  • Fairhaven [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhaven
    • Fairhaven [DeSoto County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Maywood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhaven
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Handy Corner [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handy Corner
      • Handy Corner [DeSoto County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Maywood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handy Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handy Corner
    • Irene [Shelby County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irene
      • Irene [Shelby County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Maywood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irene have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lewisburg [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [DeSoto County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Maywood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Mineral Wells [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Wells
      • Mineral Wells [DeSoto County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Maywood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Wells
    • Olive Branch [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive Branch
      • Olive Branch [DeSoto County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Maywood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olive Branch<5>
    • Plum Point [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point [DeSoto County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Maywood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point

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 Maywood. 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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    • Johnny Ace     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at the age of 25. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<6>
    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<6>
    • Charles 'Packy' Axton     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at the age of 32. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton<6>
    • Kathy Bates     (Oscar winning actress, director)
      • Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Germantown is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<6>
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<6>
    • Bobby 'Blue' Bland     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Rosemark (Tennessee) on Monday January 27, 1930 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 23, 2013 at the age of 83. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Rosemark is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Maywood.
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby 'Blue' Bland<6>
    • Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Somerville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1897 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 14, 1987 at the age of 90. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Somerville is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast of Maywood.
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.<6>
    • Lorraine Brox     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at the age of 92. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox<6>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<6>
    • James Carr     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<6>
    • O'Landa Draper     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday September 29, 1963 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday July 21, 1998 at the age of 34. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: O'Landa Draper<6>
    • Donald 'Duck' Dunn     (Musician, songwriter, producer)
      • Musician, songwriter, producer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Tokyo (Japan) on Sunday May 13, 2012 at the age of 70. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Maywood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Duck' Dunn<6>

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

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

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    • Hernando, which is the Seat of DeSoto County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Maywood to Hernando, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,604 miles [10,628.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,327 miles [11,791.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,203 miles [8,373.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About DeSoto County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeSoto County: www.desotoms.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Maywood) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maywood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9709, Longitude: -89.8473       In this case, the coordinates for Maywood 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 Maywood 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>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 Maywood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<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 Maywood 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 315.649 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.768 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.269 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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