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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 Morning Star, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Morning Star 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 Morning Star:
    • 32.219872, -90.573710
    • 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 Morning Star
  • 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 Morning Star ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Morning Star.

Within Mississippi, the name Morning Star is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Garland 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 Arkansas community of Morning Star [Garland County].
      • Greene County
      • This Morning Star is located in Greene County and lies 265 miles [426.5 km]<2> to the north of the Morning Star that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Morning Star.
      • Hot Spring County
      • This Morning Star is located in Hot Spring County and lies 210 miles [338 km] to the northwest of the Morning Star that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hot Spring County community of Morning Star.
      • Phillips County
      • This Morning Star is located in Phillips County and lies 145 miles [233.4 km] to the north of the Morning Star that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phillips County community of Morning Star.
      • Searcy County
      • This Morning Star is located in Searcy County and lies 283 miles [455.4 km] to the north northwest of the Morning Star that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Searcy County community of Morning Star.
    • North Carolina
      • Haywood County
      • This Morning Star is located in Haywood County and lies 499 miles [803.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Morning Star that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Haywood County community of Morning Star.
    • Ohio
      • Meigs County
      • This Morning Star is located in Meigs County and lies 674 miles [1,084.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Morning Star that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Morning Star.
    • Virginia
      • Page County
      • This Morning Star is located in Page County and lies 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Morning Star that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Page County community of Morning Star.
    • West Virginia
      • Roane County
      • This Morning Star is located in Roane County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Morning Star that is located in Hinds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Morning Star.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morning Star ...

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.

  • Bolton [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
    • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Morning Star
    • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
  • Champion Hill [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion Hill
    • Champion Hill [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Morning Star
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion Hill
  • Chapel Hill [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Morning Star
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Dry Grove [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Grove
    • Dry Grove [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Morning Star
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Grove
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Duke [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duke
      • Duke [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Morning Star
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duke
    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Morning Star
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<4>
    • Halls Ferry [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Ferry
      • Halls Ferry [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Morning Star
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halls Ferry
    • Institute [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Institute
      • Institute [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Morning Star
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Institute have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Institute
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Morning Star
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<4>
    • Palestine [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Morning Star
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Morning Star
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<4>
    • Reedtown [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedtown
      • Reedtown [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Morning Star
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedtown
    • Seven Springs [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Morning Star
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs

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 Morning Star. 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 ...
    • Johnny Fuller     (Gospel singer)
      • Gospel singer. He was born in Edwards (Mississippi) on Saturday April 20, 1929 and died in Oakland (California) on Monday May 20, 1985 at the age of 56. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Edwards is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Morning Star.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<5>
    • Willie Albert 'Al' Goodman     (Singer)
    • 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).
      • Hazlehurst is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Morning Star.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<5>
    • David Lee 'Deacon' Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Morning Star.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lee 'Deacon' Turner<5>
    • Deacon Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Morning Star.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deacon Turner<5>
    • Ernestine Wade     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday August 7, 1906 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday April 15, 1983 at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (California).
      • Jackson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Morning Star.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernestine Wade<5>
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Friday December 9, 1955 and died in Madison (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1993 at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Morning Star.
      • Madison is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northeast of Morning Star.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<5>
    • Eudora Welty     (Pultizer Prize winning author)
      • Pultizer Prize winning author. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday April 13, 1909 and died in Jackson (Mississippi) on Monday July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Morning Star.
      • Jackson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Morning Star.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eudora Welty<5>
    • John McKay Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Saturday October 27, 1945 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 66. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Jackson is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Morning Star.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jackson, which is the Seat of Hinds County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Morning Star to Jackson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 23 miles [37 km] to the east northeast (ENE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 887 miles [1,427.5 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 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,770 miles [10,895.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,485 miles [12,045.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,360 miles [8,626.1 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 Morning Star. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hinds County: www.co.hinds.ms.us/

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 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 Morning Star 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morning Star) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morning Star. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2199, Longitude: -90.5737       In this case, the coordinates for Morning Star 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Morning Star 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 315.872 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.657 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.068 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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