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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 McCallum, we use the following websites to find information relevant to McCallum 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 McCallum:
    • 31.237678, -89.212559
    • 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 McCallum
  • 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 McCallum ...

We have found two communities that share the name McCallum.

Within Mississippi, the name McCallum is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This McCallum lies 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the McCallum that is located in Forrest County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCallum
    • Washington
      • Kittitas 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 Washington community of McCallum [Kittitas County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near McCallum ...

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.

  • Carterville [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carterville
    • Carterville [Forrest County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of McCallum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carterville
  • Four Points [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Points
    • Four Points [Forrest County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of McCallum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Points
  • Goodluck [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
    • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of McCallum
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
  • Harvey [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
    • Harvey [Forrest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of McCallum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
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    • Indian Springs [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
      • Indian Springs [Perry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McCallum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
    • Mars Hill [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Forrest County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of McCallum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
    • Peoples Ferry [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoples Ferry
      • Peoples Ferry [Forrest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of McCallum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peoples Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoples Ferry
    • Petal [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petal
      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of McCallum
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,692 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<4>
    • Ragland [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragland
      • Ragland [Forrest County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of McCallum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ragland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ragland
    • Richburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of McCallum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
    • Shadow Wood [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadow Wood
      • Shadow Wood [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of McCallum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadow Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadow Wood
    • Sunrise [Forrest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Forrest County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of McCallum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise

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 McCallum. 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 ...
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of McCallum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<5>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at the age of 70. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Ellisville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of McCallum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<5>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of McCallum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hattiesburg, which is the Seat of Forrest County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 92 miles [148.1 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from McCallum to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,762 miles [10,882.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,469 miles [12,020.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,346 miles [8,603.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Forrest County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Forrest County: www.co.forrest.ms.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McCallum) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCallum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2377, Longitude: -89.2126       In this case, the coordinates for McCallum 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 McCallum 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 McCallum 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 314.944 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.445 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.685 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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