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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 Minter City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Minter City 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 Minter City:
    • 33.753449, -90.294531
    • 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 Minter City
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Minter City ...

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.

  • Hugo [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hugo
    • Hugo [Tallahatchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Minter City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hugo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hugo
  • James Minter Ferry [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Minter Ferry
    • James Minter Ferry [Leflore County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Minter City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Minter Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Minter Ferry
  • McNutt [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
    • McNutt [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Minter City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNutt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt
  • Money [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Money
    • Money [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Minter City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Money
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ruby [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Leflore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Minter City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
    • Sandy Ridge [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Leflore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Minter City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
    • Sunnyside [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Leflore County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Minter City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Lake
      • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Minter City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Lake
    • Swan Lake Ferry [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Lake Ferry
      • Swan Lake Ferry [Tallahatchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Minter City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Lake Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Lake Ferry
    • Wildwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Leflore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Minter City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Minter City. 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 ...
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Minter City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<3>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Minter City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<3>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Minter City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<3>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Minter City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<3>
    • Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Drew (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 11, 1934 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday February 21, 2013 at the age of 78. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Drew is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Minter City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenwood, which is the Seat of Leflore County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Minter City to Greenwood, with an average speed<4> 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.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 100 miles [160.9 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,682 miles [10,753.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,402 miles [11,912.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,277 miles [8,492.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Leflore County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Minter City. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Minter City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Minter City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Minter CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minter City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7534, Longitude: -90.2945       In this case, the coordinates for Minter City 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Minter City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.837 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.823 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.689 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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