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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 Mineral Wells, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mineral Wells 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 Mineral Wells:
    • 34.990649, -89.865644
    • 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 Mineral Wells
  • 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 Mineral Wells ...

We have found two communities that share the name Mineral Wells.

Within Mississippi, the name Mineral Wells is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Texas
      • Palo Pinto County
      • This Mineral Wells is located in Palo Pinto County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mineral Wells that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Wells
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Palo Pinto County community of Mineral Wells.
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • This Mineral Wells is located in Wood County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mineral Wells that is located in DeSoto County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Wells
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Mineral Wells.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mineral Wells ...

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.

  • Bleak [Shelby County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bleak
    • Bleak [Shelby County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Mineral Wells
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bleak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Booth [Shelby County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booth
    • Booth [Shelby County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mineral Wells
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedarview [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarview
    • Cedarview [DeSoto County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Mineral Wells
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarview
  • De Soto Village [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto Village
    • De Soto Village [DeSoto County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Mineral Wells
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Soto Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto Village
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    • Fairhaven [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairhaven
      • Fairhaven [DeSoto County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mineral Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairhaven
    • Greenlawn [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlawn
      • Greenlawn [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mineral Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlawn
    • Handy Corner [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handy Corner
      • Handy Corner [DeSoto County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Mineral Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handy Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handy Corner
    • Irene [Shelby County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irene
      • Irene [Shelby County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Mineral Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Maywood [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood [DeSoto County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Mineral Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
    • Olive Branch [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive Branch
      • Olive Branch [DeSoto County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Mineral Wells
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olive Branch<3>
    • Plum Point [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point [DeSoto County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mineral Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point

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 Mineral Wells. 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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    • Johnny Ace     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at the age of 25. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<4>
    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<4>
    • Charles 'Packy' Axton     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at the age of 32. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton<4>
    • Kathy Bates     (Oscar winning actress, director)
      • Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Germantown is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<4>
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<4>
    • Bobby 'Blue' Bland     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Rosemark (Tennessee) on Monday January 27, 1930 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 23, 2013 at the age of 83. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Rosemark is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Mineral Wells.
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby 'Blue' Bland<4>
    • Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Somerville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1897 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 14, 1987 at the age of 90. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Somerville is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast of Mineral Wells.
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.<4>
    • Lorraine Brox     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at the age of 92. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox<4>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<4>
    • James Carr     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<4>
    • O'Landa Draper     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday September 29, 1963 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday July 21, 1998 at the age of 34. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: O'Landa Draper<4>
    • Donald 'Duck' Dunn     (Musician, songwriter, producer)
      • Musician, songwriter, producer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Tokyo (Japan) on Sunday May 13, 2012 at the age of 70. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mineral Wells.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Duck' Dunn<4>

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

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

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    • Hernando, which is the Seat of DeSoto County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mineral Wells to Hernando, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 186 miles [299.3 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,604 miles [10,628.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,327 miles [11,791.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,203 miles [8,373.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeSoto County: www.desotoms.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Mineral Wells) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mineral Wells. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9906, Longitude: -89.8656       In this case, the coordinates for Mineral Wells have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Mineral Wells 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 315.662 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.786 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.273 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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