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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 Mormon Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mormon Springs 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 Mormon Springs:
    • 33.826500, -88.295593
    • 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 Mormon Springs
  • 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 Mormon Springs ...

We have found one communities that share the name Mormon Springs.

Within Mississippi, the name Mormon Springs is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named Mormon Springs in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Washington 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 Mormon Springs [Washington County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mormon Springs ...

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.

  • Border Springs [Lowndes County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Border Springs
    • Border Springs [Lowndes County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Mormon Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Border Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Buttahatchie [Monroe County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buttahatchie
    • Buttahatchie [Monroe County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Mormon Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buttahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Flint Hill [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
    • Flint Hill [Lowndes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Mormon Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Hill
  • Gallagher Ferry [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallagher Ferry
    • Gallagher Ferry [Lowndes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Mormon Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallagher Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallagher Ferry
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    • Grubb Springs [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grubb Springs
      • Grubb Springs [Monroe County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Mormon Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grubb Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Moscow [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Lamar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Mormon Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Pine Springs [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Springs
      • Pine Springs [Lamar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Mormon Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Springs
    • Star [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star
      • Star [Lamar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mormon Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star
    • Temperence Hill [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temperence Hill
      • Temperence Hill [Monroe County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Mormon Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temperence Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wise Gap [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wise Gap
      • Wise Gap [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Mormon Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wise Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wise Gap

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 Mormon Springs. 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 ...
    • Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong     (Professional boxer)
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Mormon Springs.
      • Shannon is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest of Mormon Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<4>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Mormon Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<4>
    • Jimmie Lee Sudduth     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Fayette (Alabama) on Thursday March 10, 1910 and died in Fayette (Alabama) on Sunday September 2, 2007 at the age of 97. He is buried at Fayette Memorial Gardens (Fayette County, Alabama).
      • Fayette is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Mormon Springs.
      • Fayette is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Mormon Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Lee Sudduth<4>
    • Andrew Patrick Wood     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Columbus (Mississippi) on Saturday January 8, 1966 and died in Bremerton (Washington) on Monday March 19, 1990 at the age of 24. He is buried at Miller - Woodlawn Memorial Park (Kitsap County, Washington).
      • Columbus is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Mormon Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Patrick Wood<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Aberdeen, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Mormon Springs to Aberdeen, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 151 miles [243 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,598 miles [10,618.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,312 miles [11,767.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Monroe County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mormon Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecountyms.org

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 Mormon Springs 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mormon Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mormon Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8265, Longitude: -88.2956       In this case, the coordinates for Mormon Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Mormon Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.604 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.402 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.841 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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