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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 Metcalfe, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Metcalfe 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 Metcalfe:
    • 33.450590, -91.001831
    • 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 Metcalfe
  • 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 Metcalfe ...

We have found two communities that share the name Metcalfe.

Within Mississippi, the name Metcalfe is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these two communities, one is located in the United States and the other three communities are located in  Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Laurel 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 Metcalfe [Laurel County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Metcalfe.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Metcalfe ...

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.

  • Cold Springs [Washington County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs [Washington County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Metcalfe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Elizabeth [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Metcalfe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
  • Forkland [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkland
    • Forkland [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Metcalfe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forkland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forkland
  • Greenville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Metcalfe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,315 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<4>
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Hunt [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt
      • Hunt [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Metcalfe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt
    • Jones Chapel [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Chapel
      • Jones Chapel [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Metcalfe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Chapel
    • Magenta [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magenta
      • Magenta [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Metcalfe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magenta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magenta
    • Priscilla [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priscilla
      • Priscilla [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Metcalfe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Priscilla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priscilla
    • Stringtown [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Bolivar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Metcalfe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown
    • Swiftwater [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftwater
      • Swiftwater [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Metcalfe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiftwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiftwater
    • Winterville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterville
      • Winterville [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Metcalfe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville

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 Metcalfe. 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 ...
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Born: John Colbert, Jr.
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (MS) on November 20, 1946 (a Wednesday) and died in Germantown (TN) on November 30, 2011 (a Wednesday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Greenville is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Metcalfe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<5>
    • Milton 'Little Milton' Campbell     (Singer, musician)
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
    • Mary Wilson     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Greenville (MS) on March 6, 1944 (a Monday) and died in Henderson (NV) on February 8, 2021 (a Monday) at the age of 76.
      • Greenville is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Metcalfe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 92 miles [148.1 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Metcalfe to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,726 miles [10,824.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,446 miles [11,983.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,322 miles [8,564.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Metcalfe 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Metcalfe) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Metcalfe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MetcalfeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Metcalfe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4506, Longitude: -91.0018       In this case, the coordinates for Metcalfe 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Metcalfe to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.256 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.268 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.041 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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