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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 Meltonville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Meltonville 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 Meltonville:
    • 32.516529, -90.037862
    • 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 Meltonville
  • 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 Meltonville ...

We have found two communities that share the name Meltonville.

Within Mississippi, the name Meltonville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Vigo 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 Indiana community of Meltonville [Vigo County].
    • Iowa
      • Worth County
      • This Meltonville is located in Worth County and lies 771 miles [1,240.8 km]<2> to the north of the Meltonville that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meltonville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worth County community of Meltonville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Meltonville ...

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.

  • Beaver Creek [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Meltonville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
  • Hunters Creek [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Creek
    • Hunters Creek [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Meltonville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Creek
  • Meeks Ferry [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeks Ferry
    • Meeks Ferry [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Meltonville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeks Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks Ferry
  • Pecan Creek [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Creek
    • Pecan Creek [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Meltonville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Creek
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    • Roses Bluff [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roses Bluff
      • Roses Bluff [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Meltonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roses Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roses Bluff
    • Sandalwood [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandalwood
      • Sandalwood [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Meltonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandalwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandalwood
    • Stonegate [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonegate
      • Stonegate [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Meltonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonegate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonegate
    • Summertree [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summertree
      • Summertree [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Meltonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summertree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summertree
    • Tavern Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tavern Hill
      • Tavern Hill [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Meltonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tavern Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tavern Hill
    • Tidewater [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tidewater
      • Tidewater [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Meltonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tidewater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tidewater
    • Treasure Cove [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Treasure Cove
      • Treasure Cove [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Meltonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Treasure Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Treasure Cove
    • Twelve Oaks [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twelve Oaks
      • Twelve Oaks [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Meltonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twelve Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twelve Oaks
    • Twin Harbor [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Harbor
      • Twin Harbor [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Meltonville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Harbor

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 Meltonville. 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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    • K.C. Douglas     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Mississippi) on Friday November 21, 1913 and died in Berkeley (California) on Saturday October 18, 1975 at the age of 61. He is buried at Pleasant Green MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Sharon is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Meltonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: K.C. Douglas<4>
    • Willie Albert 'Al' Goodman     (Singer)
    • L.C. Greenwood     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Sunday September 8, 1946 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Sunday September 29, 2013 at the age of 67. He is buried at Priestley Chapel MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Canton is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Meltonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: L.C. Greenwood<4>
    • Mary Ann Mobley     (Miss America (1959), actress)
      • Miss America (1959), actress. She was born in Brandon (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 17, 1937 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Tueday December 9, 2014 at the age of 77.
      • Brandon is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Meltonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ann Mobley<4>
    • David Lee 'Deacon' Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Meltonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lee 'Deacon' Turner<4>
    • Deacon Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Meltonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deacon Turner<4>
    • Ernestine Wade     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday August 7, 1906 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday April 15, 1983 at the age of 76. She is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Meltonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernestine Wade<4>
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Friday December 9, 1955 and died in Madison (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1993 at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Meltonville.
      • Madison is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Meltonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<4>
    • Eudora Welty     (Pultizer Prize winning author)
      • Pultizer Prize winning author. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday April 13, 1909 and died in Jackson (Mississippi) on Monday July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Meltonville.
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Meltonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eudora Welty<4>
    • Napoleon B. Whiting     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Tueday September 21, 1909 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 22, 1984 at the age of 75. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Canton is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Meltonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Napoleon B. Whiting<4>
    • John McKay Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Saturday October 27, 1945 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 66. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Jackson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Meltonville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Canton, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies just to the North.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Meltonville to Jackson, 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 five to six hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,733 miles [10,835.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,448 miles [11,986.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,323 miles [8,566.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.madison-co.com/

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 Meltonville 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Meltonville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meltonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5165, Longitude: -90.0379       In this case, the coordinates for Meltonville 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 Meltonville 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 315.569 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.345 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.799 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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