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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for McLain.

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How Far From McLain to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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<1> beginning in McLain to:

  • Leakesville [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from McLain to Leakesville, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 116 miles [186.7 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,752 miles [10,866.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,457 miles [12,000.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,335 miles [8,585.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named McLain ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name McLain.

While the name McLain is unique within Mississippi, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Mississippi

Kansas

Harvey County

Our profile page for McLain, Harvey County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Harvey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for McLain, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the West Northwest

Oklahoma

Muskogee County

Our profile page for McLain, Muskogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from McLain. A straight line distance ignores things 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McLain

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McLain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1037, Longitude: -88.8239     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McLain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.697 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.14 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.556 degrees.

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<7>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for McLain.