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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 Montgomery, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montgomery 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 Montgomery:
    • 33.297345, -90.326752
    • 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 Montgomery
  • 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 Montgomery ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Montgomery.

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

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 35 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 35 communities, 35 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Lincoln County
      • This Montgomery is located in Lincoln County and lies 114 miles [183.5 km]<1> to the south of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Montgomery.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Montgomery County
      • This Montgomery is located in Montgomery County and lies 242 miles [389.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Montgomery.
    • Alberta
      • This Montgomery lies 1,715 miles [2,760 km]<1> to the northwest of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • California
      • Mendocino County
      • This Montgomery is located in Mendocino County and lies 1,874 miles [3,015.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Montgomery.
    • Colorado
      • Park County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Park County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Park County community of Montgomery.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Montgomery is located in Hillsborough County and lies 594 miles [956 km]<1> to the southeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Montgomery.
    • Georgia
      • Chatham County
      • This Montgomery is located in Chatham County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km]<1> to the east of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Montgomery.
    • Illinois
      • Kendall County
      • This Montgomery is located in Kendall County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the north of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kendall County community of Montgomery.
    • Indiana
      • Davies's County
      • This Montgomery is located in Davies's County and lies 413 miles [664.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davies's County community of Montgomery.
    • Iowa
      • Dickinson County
      • This Montgomery is located in Dickinson County and lies 748 miles [1,203.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Montgomery.
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Montgomery [Dickinson County].
      • Montgomery 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 Montgomery [Montgomery County].
    • Kentucky
      • Caldwell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Montgomery [Caldwell County].
      • Knott County
      • This Montgomery is located in Knott County and lies 497 miles [799.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knott County community of Montgomery.
      • Trigg County
      • This Montgomery is located in Trigg County and lies 287 miles [461.9 km] to the north northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trigg County community of Montgomery.
    • Louisiana
      • Grant Parish
      • This Montgomery is located in Grant Parish and lies 186 miles [299.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant Parish community of Montgomery.
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • This Montgomery is located in Hampden County and lies 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampden County community of Montgomery.
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale County
      • This Montgomery is located in Hillsdale County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsdale County community of Montgomery.
    • Minnesota
      • Le Sueur County
      • This Montgomery is located in Le Sueur County and lies 788 miles [1,268.2 km]<1> to the north of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Le Sueur County community of Montgomery.
    • Missouri
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Montgomery [Montgomery County].
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Montgomery.
    • New Jersey
      • Somerset County
      • This Montgomery is located in Somerset County and lies 990 miles [1,593.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Montgomery.
    • New York
      • Orange County
      • This Montgomery is located in Orange County and lies 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Montgomery.
    • North Carolina
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Montgomery [Montgomery County].
    • Ohio
      • Hamilton County
      • This Montgomery is located in Hamilton County and lies 528 miles [849.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Montgomery.
      • Pickaway County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Pickaway County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickaway County community of Montgomery.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lycoming County
      • This Montgomery is located in Lycoming County and lies 909 miles [1,462.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lycoming County community of Montgomery.
    • South Carolina
      • Richland County
      • This Montgomery is located in Richland County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the east of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Montgomery.
    • Tennessee
      • Decatur County
      • This Montgomery is located in Decatur County and lies 194 miles [312.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Montgomery.
      • Morgan County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Montgomery [Morgan County].
      • Scott County
      • This Montgomery is located in Scott County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km] to the east northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Montgomery.
    • Texas
      • Montgomery County
      • This Montgomery is located in Montgomery County and lies 373 miles [600.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Montgomery.
    • Vermont
      • Franklin County
      • This Montgomery is located in Franklin County and lies 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Montgomery.
    • Virginia
      • Montgomery County
      • This Montgomery is located in Montgomery County and lies 623 miles [1,002.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Montgomery.
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Montgomery [Washington County].
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Montgomery is located in Fayette County and lies 606 miles [975.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montgomery that is located in Holmes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Montgomery.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montgomery ...

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.

  • Butler [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Montgomery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Choctaw [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw
    • Choctaw [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Montgomery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw
  • Four Mile [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Mile
    • Four Mile [Humphreys County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montgomery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Mile
  • Horseshoe [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe
    • Horseshoe [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Montgomery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marksville [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Holmes County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Montgomery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
    • Mayday [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayday
      • Mayday [Leflore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Montgomery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayday have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayday
    • Meeks [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeks
      • Meeks [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Montgomery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks
    • Oak Grove [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Holmes County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Montgomery
      • 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
    • Pinchback [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinchback
      • Pinchback [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Montgomery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinchback have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinchback
    • Swiftown [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftown
      • Swiftown [Leflore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Montgomery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiftown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiftown

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 Montgomery. 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 ...
    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Montgomery.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<5>
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Greenwood is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Montgomery.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<5>
    • B.B. King     (Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer)
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer. He was born in Itta Bena (Mississippi) on Wednesday September 16, 1925 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • Itta Bena is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Montgomery.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<5>
    • Juanita Moore     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Monday October 19, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at the age of 99. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenwood is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Montgomery.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<5>
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Montgomery.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Holmes County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Montgomery to Lexington, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,706 miles [10,792.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,425 miles [11,949.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,300 miles [8,529.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Holmes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montgomery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2973, Longitude: -90.3268       In this case, the coordinates for Montgomery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Montgomery, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Montgomery 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.
<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 Montgomery 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 315.819 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.74 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.784 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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