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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 McNeill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to McNeill 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 McNeill:
    • 30.668801, -89.638399
    • 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 McNeill
  • 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 McNeill ...

We have found two communities that share the name McNeill.

Within Mississippi, the name McNeill is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Conecuh County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of McNeill [Conecuh County].
    • West Virginia
      • Hardy County
      • This McNeill is located in Hardy County and lies 842 miles [1,355.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the McNeill that is located in Pearl River County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNeill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardy County community of McNeill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near McNeill ...

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.

  • Center [Hancock County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Hancock County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of McNeill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Centre [Pearl River County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre
    • Centre [Pearl River County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of McNeill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crossroads [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Pearl River County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of McNeill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Derby [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [Pearl River County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of McNeill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Industrial [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industrial
      • Industrial [Pearl River County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of McNeill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industrial have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industrial
    • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Grove
      • Juniper Grove [Pearl River County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of McNeill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Grove
    • Leetown [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Hancock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of McNeill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Palestine [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Pearl River County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of McNeill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Riceville [Pearl River County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Pearl River County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of McNeill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 McNeill. 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 ...
    • Tony Canzoneri     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Slidell (Louisiana) on Friday November 6, 1908 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Wednesday December 9, 1959 at the age of 51. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Slidell is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of McNeill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Poplarville, which is the Seat of Pearl River County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from McNeill to Poplarville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW). 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 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,807 miles [10,954.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,514 miles [12,092.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,391 miles [8,676 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Mississippi

About Pearl River County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pearl River County: www.pearlrivercounty.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 McNeill 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.
<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- McNeill) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McNeill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6688, Longitude: -89.6384       In this case, the coordinates for McNeill 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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 McNeill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.142 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.599 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.943 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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