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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 Meeks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Meeks 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 Meeks:
    • 33.299568, -90.189251
    • 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 Meeks
  • 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 Meeks ...

We have found six communities that share the name Meeks.

Within Mississippi, the name Meeks is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Emanuel 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 Georgia community of Meeks [Emanuel County].
      • Johnson County
      • This Meeks is located in Johnson County and lies 444 miles [714.5 km]<2> to the east of the Meeks that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Meeks.
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion County
      • This Meeks is located in Vermilion County and lies 484 miles [778.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Meeks that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermilion County community of Meeks.
    • Kentucky
      • Boyd 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 Kentucky community of Meeks [Boyd County].
    • South Carolina
      • Florence County
      • This Meeks is located in Florence County and lies 604 miles [972 km]<2> to the east of the Meeks that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Florence County community of Meeks.
    • Texas
      • Bell County
      • This Meeks is located in Bell County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Meeks that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bell County community of Meeks.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Meeks ...

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.

  • Butler [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Meeks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Holly Grove [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
    • Holly Grove [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Meeks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
  • Horseshoe [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe
    • Horseshoe [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Meeks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe
  • Marksville [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
    • Marksville [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Meeks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Mayday [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayday
      • Mayday [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Meeks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayday have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayday
    • Oak Grove [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Meeks
      • 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
    • Oklahoma [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oklahoma
      • Oklahoma [Carroll County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Meeks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oklahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oklahoma
    • Pinchback [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinchback
      • Pinchback [Holmes County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Meeks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinchback have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinchback
    • Seven Pines [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Pines
      • Seven Pines [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Meeks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Pines

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 Meeks. 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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    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Meeks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<4>
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Greenwood is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Meeks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<4>
    • B.B. King     (Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer)
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer. He was born in Itta Bena (Mississippi) on Wednesday September 16, 1925 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • Itta Bena is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Meeks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<4>
    • Juanita Moore     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Monday October 19, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at the age of 99. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenwood is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Meeks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<4>
    • Roebuck 'Pops' Staples     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Winona (Mississippi) on Monday December 28, 1914 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday December 19, 2000 at the age of 86. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Winona is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Meeks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roebuck 'Pops' Staples<4>
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Meeks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Holmes County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Meeks to Lexington, with an average speed<5> 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 four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,701 miles [10,784.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,418 miles [11,938.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,294 miles [8,519.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Holmes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 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 Meeks 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Meeks) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meeks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2996, Longitude: -90.1893       In this case, the coordinates for Meeks 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 Meeks 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 315.733 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.641 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.726 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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