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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 Monarch, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Monarch 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 Monarch:
    • 31.512669, -89.072835
    • 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 Monarch
  • 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 Monarch ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Monarch.

Within Mississippi, the name Monarch is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, seventeen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Monarch lies 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Monarch that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
    • Arkansas
      • Marion County
      • This Monarch is located in Marion County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Monarch that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Monarch.
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee County
      • This Monarch is located in Chaffee County and lies 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Monarch that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chaffee County community of Monarch.
    • Florida
      • Sumter County
      • This Monarch is located in Sumter County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Monarch that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Monarch.
    • Illinois
      • McLean County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Monarch [McLean County].
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Monarch [Cherokee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Hopkins County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Monarch [Hopkins County].
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Monarch is located in Saint Louis County and lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<1> to the north of the Monarch that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Monarch.
    • Montana
      • Cascade County
      • This Monarch is located in Cascade County and lies 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Monarch that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cascade County community of Monarch.
    • Nevada
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Monarch.
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Monarch [Nye County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette County
      • This Monarch is located in Fayette County and lies 786 miles [1,264.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Monarch that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Monarch.
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Monarch [Washington County].
    • South Carolina
      • Union County
      • This Monarch is located in Union County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Monarch that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Monarch.
    • Utah
      • Duchesne County
      • This Monarch is located in Duchesne County and lies 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Monarch that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duchesne County community of Monarch.
    • Virginia
      • Lee County
      • This Monarch is located in Lee County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Monarch that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Monarch.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Monarch is located in Kanawha County and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Monarch that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Monarch.
    • Wyoming
      • Sheridan County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Monarch [Sheridan County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monarch ...

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.

  • Good Hope [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Perry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Monarch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
  • Goodluck [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodluck
    • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Monarch
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
  • Jenkins [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
    • Jenkins [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Monarch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkins have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins
  • Leeville [Forrest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeville
    • Leeville [Forrest County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Monarch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leeville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeville
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Mulberry [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Monarch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Oak Grove [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Monarch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pecan Grove [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
      • Pecan Grove [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Monarch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
    • Powers [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers
      • Powers [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Monarch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
    • Queensburg [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queensburg
      • Queensburg [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Monarch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queensburg
    • Tuckers Crossing [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckers Crossing
      • Tuckers Crossing [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Monarch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckers Crossing
    • Union [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Monarch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Monarch. 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 ...
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Monarch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Monarch.
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Monarch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<5>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Monarch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laurel, which is the Seat of Jones County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Monarch to Laurel, with an average speed<6> 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 northwest (NW). 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 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,743 miles [10,851.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,450 miles [11,989.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,327 miles [8,573 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Jones County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Monarch. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Monarch) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monarch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5127, Longitude: -89.0728       In this case, the coordinates for Monarch have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Monarch 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.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Monarch, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Monarch 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 314.886 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.415 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.583 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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