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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 Misterton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Misterton 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 Misterton:
    • 33.707896, -89.582302
    • 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 Misterton
  • 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 Misterton ...

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.

  • Cedar Hill [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Misterton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Choctaw [Grenada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw
    • Choctaw [Grenada County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Misterton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw
  • Duck Hill [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Hill
    • Duck Hill [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Misterton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,646 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Hill
  • Gore Springs [Grenada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gore Springs
    • Gore Springs [Grenada County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Misterton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gore Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gore Springs<3>
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    • Graysport Crossing [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysport Crossing
      • Graysport Crossing [Grenada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Misterton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysport Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysport Crossing
    • Hurricane Branch [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane Branch
      • Hurricane Branch [Grenada County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Misterton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane Branch
    • Lilac [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilac
      • Lilac [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Misterton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lilac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilac
    • Sugar Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Misterton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • Susie [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susie
      • Susie [Grenada County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Misterton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Susie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Susie
    • Sweatman [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweatman
      • Sweatman [Montgomery County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Misterton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweatman

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 Misterton. 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 ...
    • Roebuck 'Pops' Staples     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Winona (Mississippi) on Monday December 28, 1914 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday December 19, 2000 at the age of 86. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Winona is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Misterton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roebuck 'Pops' Staples<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Grenada, which is the Seat of Grenada County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Misterton to Grenada, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,656 miles [10,711.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,374 miles [11,867.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,249 miles [8,447.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Grenada County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Misterton. 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- Misterton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Misterton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7079, Longitude: -89.5823       In this case, the coordinates for Misterton 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 Misterton 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 315.389 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.297 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.398 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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