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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 Mingo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mingo 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 Mingo:
    • 34.632038, -88.150319
    • 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 Mingo
  • 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 Mingo ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Mingo.

Within Mississippi, the name Mingo is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Jasper County
      • This Mingo is located in Jasper County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Mingo that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Mingo.
    • Kansas
      • Thomas County
      • This Mingo is located in Thomas County and lies 775 miles [1,247.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mingo that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Thomas County community of Mingo.
    • Missouri
      • Stoddard County
      • This Mingo is located in Stoddard County and lies 196 miles [315.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Mingo that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stoddard County community of Mingo.
    • North Carolina
      • Johnston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Mingo [Johnston County].
      • Sampson County
      • This Mingo is located in Sampson County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km]<1> to the east of the Mingo that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sampson County community of Mingo.
    • Ohio
      • Champaign County
      • This Mingo is located in Champaign County and lies 457 miles [735.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mingo that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Mingo.
      • Vinton County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Vinton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vinton County community of Mingo.
    • Oklahoma
      • Tulsa County
      • This Mingo is located in Tulsa County and lies 447 miles [719.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mingo that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulsa County community of Mingo.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montgomery County
      • This Mingo is located in Montgomery County and lies 790 miles [1,271.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mingo that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Mingo.
    • Texas
      • Denton County
      • This Mingo is located in Denton County and lies 519 miles [835.2 km]<1> to the west of the Mingo that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Denton County community of Mingo.
    • Virginia
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Mingo [Franklin County].
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • This Mingo is located in Randolph County and lies 522 miles [840.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mingo that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Mingo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mingo ...

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.

  • Bishop [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
    • Bishop [Colbert County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mingo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
  • Bloody Springs [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloody Springs
    • Bloody Springs [Tishomingo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Mingo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloody Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloody Springs
  • Dennis [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
    • Dennis [Tishomingo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mingo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis
  • Good Springs [Colbert County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Springs
    • Good Springs [Colbert County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Mingo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Maud [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maud
      • Maud [Colbert County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Mingo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maud have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
    • Petertown [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petertown
      • Petertown [Tishomingo County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mingo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petertown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petertown
    • Pleasant Site [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Site
      • Pleasant Site [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mingo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Site have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Site
    • Pogo [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pogo
      • Pogo [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Mingo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pogo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pogo

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 Mingo. 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 ...
    • Kandi Barbour     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Sunday February 15, 1959 and died in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Russellville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Mingo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kandi Barbour<5>
    • W.C. Handy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Sunday November 16, 1873 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 28, 1958 at the age of 84. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Florence is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Mingo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<5>
    • William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick     (Professional bowler)
    • Helen Keller     (Activist)
      • Activist. She was born in Tuscumbia (Alabama) on Sunday June 27, 1880 and died in Easton (Connecticut) on Saturday June 1, 1968 at the age of 88.
      • Tuscumbia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Mingo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<5>
    • Etheridge Knight     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Corinth (Mississippi) on Sunday April 19, 1931 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday March 10, 1991 at the age of 59. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Corinth is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Mingo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Etheridge Knight<5>
    • Anderson Lawler     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Monday May 5, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1959 at the age of 56. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Russellville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Mingo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Iuka, which is the Seat of Tishomingo County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Mingo to Iuka, with an average speed<6> 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 198 miles [318.7 km] to the southwest (SW). 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 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 681 miles [1,096 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,553 miles [10,546 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,270 miles [11,699.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,145 miles [8,280.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mingo) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mingo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6320, Longitude: -88.1503       In this case, the coordinates for Mingo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mingo 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.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mingo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Mingo 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 314.567 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.47 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.615 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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