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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 McLain, we use the following websites to find information relevant to McLain 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 McLain:
    • 31.103703, -88.823906
    • 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 McLain
  • 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 McLain ...

We have found three communities that share the name McLain.

Within Mississippi, the name McLain is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Harvey County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Harvey County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harvey County community of McLain.
    • Louisiana
      • Ouachita Parish
      • This McLain is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 211 miles [339.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the McLain that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of McLain.
    • Oklahoma
      • Muskogee County
      • This McLain is located in Muskogee County and lies 482 miles [775.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the McLain that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskogee County community of McLain.

Curious and Interesting Names Near McLain ...

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.

  • Barbara [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barbara
    • Barbara [Perry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of McLain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barbara have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barbara
  • Hercules Station [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hercules Station
    • Hercules Station [Perry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of McLain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hercules Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hercules Station
  • Hillman [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
    • Hillman [Greene County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of McLain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
  • Leaf [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaf
    • Leaf [Greene County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of McLain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leaf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaf
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Little Creek [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Creek
      • Little Creek [Perry County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of McLain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Creek
    • Merrill [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [George County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of McLain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
    • Oak Grove [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Perry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of McLain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Progress [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progress
      • Progress [Perry County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of McLain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progress have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progress

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Leakesville, which is the Seat of Greene County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from McLain to Leakesville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 855 miles [1,376 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,752 miles [10,866.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,457 miles [12,000.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,335 miles [8,585.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Greene County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 McLain, 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- McLain) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for McLain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McLainOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in McLain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1037, Longitude: -88.8239       In this case, the coordinates for McLain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 McLain 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 314.697 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.14 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.556 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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