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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 Montevista, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montevista 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 Montevista:
    • 33.705117, -89.235624
    • 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 Montevista
  • 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 Montevista ...

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.

  • Anchor [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anchor
    • Anchor [Chickasaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Montevista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anchor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchor
  • Big Creek [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
    • Big Creek [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Montevista
    • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
  • Center [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Webster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Montevista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
  • Congress [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congress
    • Congress [Chickasaw County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Montevista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Congress have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dancy [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dancy
      • Dancy [Webster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Montevista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dancy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dancy
    • Fame [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fame
      • Fame [Webster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Montevista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fame
    • Grady [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
      • Grady [Webster County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Montevista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grady
    • Shady Grove [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Webster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Montevista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Slate Spring [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Spring
      • Slate Spring [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montevista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Spring
    • Slate Springs [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Springs
      • Slate Springs [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montevista
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Springs
    • Spring Valley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Webster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Montevista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley

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 Montevista. 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 ...
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Ackerman is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Montevista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<3>
    • Bukka White     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Houston (Mississippi) on Friday November 12, 1909 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 26, 1977 at the age of 67. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Houston is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Montevista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<3>

How Far From Montevista to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Walthall, which is the Seat of Webster County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 111 miles [178.6 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Montevista to Jackson, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,642 miles [10,689.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,359 miles [11,843.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,234 miles [8,423.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Webster County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montevista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7051, Longitude: -89.2356       In this case, the coordinates for Montevista 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Montevista to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.174 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.047 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.254 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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