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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 Mize, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mize 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 Mize:
    • 31.867135, -89.554102
    • 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 Mize
  • 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 Mize ...

We have found three communities that share the name Mize.

Within Mississippi, the name Mize is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Mize [Franklin County].
      • Stephens County
      • This Mize is located in Stephens County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Mize that is located in Smith County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stephens County community of Mize.
    • Kentucky
      • Morgan County
      • This Mize is located in Morgan County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Mize that is located in Smith County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Mize.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mize ...

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.

  • Coats [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
    • Coats [Simpson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Mize
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
  • Hopewell [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell [Covington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Mize
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
  • Hot Coffee [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
    • Hot Coffee [Covington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Mize
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Coffee
  • Magee [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
    • Magee [Simpson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Mize
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Merry Hell [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merry Hell
      • Merry Hell [Simpson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Mize
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merry Hell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merry Hell
    • Mineral Springs [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Smith County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Mize
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Shady Grove [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Smith County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Mize
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Union [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Mize
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Zion Hill [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Hill
      • Zion Hill [Smith County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Mize
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Hill

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 Mize. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Mize.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roscoe Ates<5>
    • 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 southeast of Mize.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Lester<5>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at the age of 70. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Ellisville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Mize.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Raleigh, which is the Seat of Smith County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Mize to Raleigh, 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 47 miles [75.6 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,745 miles [10,855 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,456 miles [11,999.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,332 miles [8,581 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 Mize. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Mize 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mize) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mize. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mize

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mize. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8671, Longitude: -89.5541       In this case, the coordinates for Mize have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Mize 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 315.212 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.842 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.714 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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