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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 Monroe, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Monroe 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 Monroe:
    • 31.471560, -90.826768
    • 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 Monroe
  • 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 Monroe ...

We have found 51 communities that share the name Monroe.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Monroe.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 50 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 50 communities, 50 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Perry 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 Mississippi community of Monroe [Perry County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Monroe County
      • This Monroe is located in Monroe County and lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<2> to the north of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Monroe.
    • California
      • Sonoma County
      • This Monroe is located in Sonoma County and lies 1,859 miles [2,991.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sonoma County community of Monroe.
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Monroe is located in Fairfield County and lies 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Monroe.
    • Florida
      • Collier 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 Florida community of Monroe [Collier County].
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Monroe is located in Hillsborough County and lies 570 miles [917.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Monroe.
      • Orange County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Monroe [Orange County].
    • Georgia
      • Walton County
      • This Monroe is located in Walton County and lies 443 miles [712.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walton County community of Monroe.
    • Illinois
      • Ogle 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 Illinois community of Monroe [Ogle County].
    • Indiana
      • Adams County
      • This Monroe is located in Adams County and lies 719 miles [1,157.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Monroe.
      • Tippecanoe County
      • This Monroe is located in Tippecanoe County and lies 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the north northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippecanoe County community of Monroe.
    • Iowa
      • Jasper County
      • This Monroe is located in Jasper County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<2> to the north of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Monroe.
    • Kansas
      • Atchison 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 Kansas community of Monroe [Atchison County].
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Monroe [Lincoln County].
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Monroe [Sumner County].
    • Kentucky
      • Hart County
      • This Monroe is located in Hart County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hart County community of Monroe.
    • Louisiana
      • Ouachita Parish
      • This Monroe is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 102 miles [164.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of Monroe.
      • Union Parish
      • This Monroe is located in Union Parish and lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the northwest of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union Parish community of Monroe.
    • Maine
      • Waldo County
      • This Monroe is located in Waldo County and lies 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waldo County community of Monroe.
    • Massachusetts
      • Franklin County
      • This Monroe is located in Franklin County and lies 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Monroe.
    • Michigan
      • Monroe County
      • This Monroe is located in Monroe County and lies 829 miles [1,334.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Monroe.
    • Minnesota
      • Martin 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 Minnesota community of Monroe [Martin County].
    • Nebraska
      • Platte County
      • This Monroe is located in Platte County and lies 785 miles [1,263.3 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Platte County community of Monroe.
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Monroe is located in Grafton County and lies 1,345 miles [2,164.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Monroe.
    • New Jersey
      • Morris County
      • This Monroe is located in Morris County and lies 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Monroe.
      • Salem 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 New Jersey community of Monroe [Salem County].
      • Sussex County
      • This Monroe is located in Sussex County and lies 1,117 miles [1,797.6 km] to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Monroe.
    • New York
      • Orange County
      • This Monroe is located in Orange County and lies 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Monroe.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Monroe lies 2,246 miles [3,614.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • North Carolina
      • Union County
      • This Monroe is located in Union County and lies 640 miles [1,030 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Monroe.
    • Ohio
      • Brown County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Brown County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Monroe.
      • Butler County
      • This Monroe is located in Butler County and lies 659 miles [1,060.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Monroe.
      • Greene County
      • This Monroe is located in Greene County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the north northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Monroe.
      • Highland 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 Ohio community of Monroe [Highland County].
      • Jackson County
      • This Monroe is located in Jackson County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Monroe.
    • Oklahoma
      • Le Flore County
      • This Monroe is located in Le Flore County and lies 323 miles [519.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Le Flore County community of Monroe.
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • This Monroe is located in Benton County and lies 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Monroe.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This Monroe is located in Bradford County and lies 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Monroe.
      • Bucks County
      • This Monroe is located in Bucks County and lies 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bucks County community of Monroe.
      • Butler County
      • This Monroe is located in Butler County and lies 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Monroe.
      • Clarion County
      • This Monroe is located in Clarion County and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Monroe.
    • South Dakota
      • Turner County
      • This Monroe is located in Turner County and lies 899 miles [1,446.8 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Turner County community of Monroe.
    • Tennessee
      • Overton County
      • This Monroe is located in Overton County and lies 468 miles [753.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Overton County community of Monroe.
    • Texas
      • Lubbock 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 Texas community of Monroe [Lubbock County].
      • Rusk County
      • This Monroe is located in Rusk County and lies 236 miles [379.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rusk County community of Monroe.
    • Utah
      • Sevier County
      • This Monroe is located in Sevier County and lies 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Monroe.
    • Virginia
      • Amherst County
      • This Monroe is located in Amherst County and lies 784 miles [1,261.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amherst County community of Monroe.
      • Greene 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 Virginia community of Monroe [Greene County].
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Monroe [Washington County].
    • Washington
      • Snohomish County
      • This Monroe is located in Snohomish County and lies 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Snohomish County community of Monroe.
    • Wisconsin
      • Green County
      • This Monroe is located in Green County and lies 771 miles [1,240.8 km]<2> to the north of the Monroe that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Green County community of Monroe.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monroe ...

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.

  • Bonus [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonus
    • Bonus [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Monroe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonus
  • Dick [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dick
    • Dick [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Monroe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dick
  • Kirby [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
    • Kirby [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Monroe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
  • Little Springs [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Springs
    • Little Springs [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Monroe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Springs
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Meadville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Monroe
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadville<5>
    • Quentin [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quentin
      • Quentin [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Monroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quentin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quentin
    • Veto [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veto
      • Veto [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Monroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veto have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veto
    • Zion Hill [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Hill
      • Zion Hill [Amite County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Monroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 Monroe. 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.

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    • Earsell Mackbee     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brookhaven (Mississippi) on Wednesday January 15, 1941 and died in Vallejo (California) on Monday November 9, 2009 at the age of 68. He is buried at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (Solano County, California).
      • Brookhaven is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Monroe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earsell Mackbee<6>
    • Britney Spears     (Singer, dancer, actress)
      • Singer, dancer, actress. She was born in McComb (Mississippi) on Wednesday December 2, 1981
      • McComb is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Monroe.

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

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

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    • Meadville, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies just to the West.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Monroe to Jackson, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 930 miles [1,496.7 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 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,817 miles [10,970.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,530 miles [12,118.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,406 miles [8,700.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monroe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4716, Longitude: -90.8268       In this case, the coordinates for Monroe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Monroe, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Monroe to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.952 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.65 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.289 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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