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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 Montpelier, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montpelier 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 Montpelier:
    • 33.717895, -88.947836
    • 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 Montpelier
  • 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 Montpelier ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Montpelier.

Within Mississippi, the name Montpelier is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Stanislaus County
      • This Montpelier is located in Stanislaus County and lies 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stanislaus County community of Montpelier.
    • Georgia
      • Baldwin County
      • This Montpelier is located in Baldwin County and lies 336 miles [540.7 km]<1> to the east of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Montpelier.
      • Bibb 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 Georgia community of Montpelier [Bibb County].
    • Idaho
      • Bear Lake County
      • This Montpelier is located in Bear Lake County and lies 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bear Lake County community of Montpelier.
    • Indiana
      • Blackford County
      • This Montpelier is located in Blackford County and lies 512 miles [824 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blackford County community of Montpelier.
    • Iowa
      • Muscatine County
      • This Montpelier is located in Muscatine County and lies 544 miles [875.5 km]<1> to the north of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscatine County community of Montpelier.
    • Kentucky
      • Adair County
      • This Montpelier is located in Adair County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Montpelier.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Helena Parish
      • This Montpelier is located in Saint Helena Parish and lies 232 miles [373.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Helena Parish community of Montpelier.
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • This Montpelier is located in Knox County and lies 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Montpelier.
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • This Montpelier is located in Prince George's County and lies 766 miles [1,232.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Montpelier.
    • North Carolina
      • Richmond 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 Montpelier [Richmond County].
    • North Dakota
      • Stutsman County
      • This Montpelier is located in Stutsman County and lies 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stutsman County community of Montpelier.
    • Ohio
      • Williams County
      • This Montpelier is located in Williams County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williams County community of Montpelier.
    • Vermont
      • Washington County
      • This Montpelier is located in Washington County and lies 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Montpelier.
    • Virginia
      • Charles City County
      • This Montpelier is located in Charles City County and lies 708 miles [1,139.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles City County community of Montpelier.
      • Hanover County
      • This Montpelier is located in Hanover County and lies 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the east northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanover County community of Montpelier.
      • Orange 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 Montpelier [Orange County].
    • West Virginia
      • Harrison County
      • This Montpelier is located in Harrison County and lies 613 miles [986.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Montpelier.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montpelier ...

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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anchor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchor
  • Cairo [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
  • Congress [Chickasaw County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congress
    • Congress [Chickasaw County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Congress have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dancy [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dancy
    • Dancy [Webster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dancy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dancy
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    • Hopewell [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Palestine [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Montpelier
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Prospect [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [Chickasaw County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Walkers Gin [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkers Gin
      • Walkers Gin [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkers Gin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkers Gin

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 Montpelier. 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 ...
    • Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett     (Musician)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Montpelier.
      • Shannon is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast of Montpelier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Montpelier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<5>

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

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

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    • West Point, which is the Seat of Clay County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Montpelier to West Point, 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 five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,630 miles [10,670 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,346 miles [11,822.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,221 miles [8,402.4 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 Montpelier. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Montpelier) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montpelier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7179, Longitude: -88.9478       In this case, the coordinates for Montpelier 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 Montpelier, 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 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 Montpelier 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 Montpelier 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 314.997 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.843 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.132 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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