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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 Mixon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mixon 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 Mixon:
    • 31.127399, -90.575099
    • 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 Mixon
  • 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 Mixon ...

We have found two communities that share the name Mixon.

Within Mississippi, the name Mixon is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Logan County
      • This Mixon is located in Logan County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Mixon that is located in Amite County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Mixon.
    • Texas
      • Cherokee County
      • This Mixon is located in Cherokee County and lies 280 miles [450.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mixon that is located in Amite County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Mixon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mixon ...

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.

  • Bear Town [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
    • Bear Town [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mixon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
  • Emerald [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald
    • Emerald [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Mixon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald
  • Gillsburg [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillsburg
    • Gillsburg [Amite County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mixon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillsburg
  • Greenlaw [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlaw
    • Greenlaw [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mixon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenlaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlaw
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    • Hebron [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Amite County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Hustler [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hustler
      • Hustler [Amite County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hustler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hustler
    • Irene [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irene
      • Irene [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
    • Jennings [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
      • Jennings [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Mixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
    • Kirkville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkville
      • Kirkville [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkville
    • Magnolia [Pike County]
    • Mars Hill [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Amite County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Mixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
    • Martin [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Mixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Terrys Creek [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrys Creek
      • Terrys Creek [Amite County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mixon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrys Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrys Creek

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 Mixon. 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 ...
    • Britney Spears     (Singer, dancer, actress)
      • Singer, dancer, actress. She was born in McComb (Mississippi) on Wednesday December 2, 1981
      • McComb is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Mixon.
    • Ronnie Van Zant     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday January 15, 1948 and died in Gillsburg (Mississippi) on Thursday October 20, 1977 at the age of 29. He is buried at Riverside Memorial Park (Duval County, Florida).
      • Gillsburg is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Mixon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Van Zant<4>

How Far From Mixon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Mixon to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Liberty, which is the Seat of Amite County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Mixon to Liberty, 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 84 miles [135.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,824 miles [10,982.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,535 miles [12,126.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,411 miles [8,708.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Amite County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mixon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1274, Longitude: -90.5751       In this case, the coordinates for Mixon 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 Mixon 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 315.76 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.38 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.241 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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