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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 Mish, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mish 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 Mish:
    • 31.684053, -89.597292
    • 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 Mish
  • 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 Mish ...

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 [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Springs
  • Friendship [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Covington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Hopewell [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell [Covington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Mish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
  • Liberty [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Covington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Mish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
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    • Lone Star [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
      • Lone Star [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Mish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star
    • Mount Horeb [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Horeb
      • Mount Horeb [Covington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Mish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Horeb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Horeb
    • Mount Pleasant [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Providence [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Covington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Rock Hill [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [Covington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
    • Station Creek [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Station Creek
      • Station Creek [Covington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Mish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Station Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Station Creek
    • Sunset [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Covington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Mish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset
    • Union [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Covington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Willowtown [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowtown
      • Willowtown [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowtown

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 Mish. 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 ...
    • Roscoe Ates     (Actor, comedian, musician)
      • Actor, comedian, musician. He was born in Grange (Mississippi) on Sunday January 20, 1895 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday March 1, 1962 at the age of 67. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Grange is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Mish.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roscoe Ates<3>
    • Tom Lester     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Laurel (Mississippi) on Friday September 23, 1938 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday April 20, 2020 at the age of 81.
      • Laurel is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Mish.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Lester<3>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Collins, which is the Seat of Covington County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 54 miles [86.9 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Mish to Jackson, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,756 miles [10,872.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,466 miles [12,015.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,342 miles [8,597.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Covington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mish. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mish) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mish. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6841, Longitude: -89.5973       In this case, the coordinates for Mish 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 Mish 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 315.221 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.827 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.762 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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