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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 Mount Horeb, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Horeb 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 Mount Horeb:
    • 31.583500, -89.570347
    • 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 Mount Horeb
  • 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 Mount Horeb ...

We have found four communities that share the name Mount Horeb.

Within Mississippi, the name Mount Horeb is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Jersey
      • Somerset County
      • This Mount Horeb is located in Somerset County and lies 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Horeb that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Horeb
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Mount Horeb.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Mount Horeb.
    • Tennessee
      • Jefferson County
      • This Mount Horeb is located in Jefferson County and lies 469 miles [754.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Horeb that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Horeb
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Mount Horeb.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Mount Horeb is located in Dane County and lies 788 miles [1,268.2 km]<1> to the north of the Mount Horeb that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Horeb
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Mount Horeb.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Horeb ...

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.

  • Cold Springs [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs [Covington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Horeb
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Springs
  • Double Churches [Jefferson Davis County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Churches
    • Double Churches [Jefferson Davis County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Horeb
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Churches have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Eminence [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eminence
    • Eminence [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mount Horeb
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eminence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eminence
  • Friendship [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Covington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Horeb
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Kelly [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Covington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Mount Horeb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • Liberty [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Covington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Mount Horeb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Providence [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Horeb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Seminary [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Mount Horeb
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<4>
    • Speedtown [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speedtown
      • Speedtown [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Horeb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speedtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedtown
    • Station Creek [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Station Creek
      • Station Creek [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Horeb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Station Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Station Creek
    • Sunset [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Covington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Horeb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset
    • Willowtown [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowtown
      • Willowtown [Covington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Horeb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowtown

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 Mount Horeb. 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.

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    • Roscoe Ates     (Actor, comedian, musician)
      • Actor, comedian, musician. He was born in Grange (Mississippi) on Sunday January 20, 1895 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday March 1, 1962 at the age of 67. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Grange is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Mount Horeb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roscoe Ates<5>
    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Mount Horeb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<5>
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Mount Horeb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<5>
    • Tom Lester     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Laurel (Mississippi) on Friday September 23, 1938 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday April 20, 2020 at the age of 81.
      • Laurel is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Mount Horeb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Lester<5>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at the age of 70. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Ellisville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Mount Horeb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<5>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Mount Horeb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<5>

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

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

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    • Collins, which is the Seat of Covington County and lies just to the North.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Mount Horeb to Jackson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 867 miles [1,395.3 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 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,469 miles [12,020.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,346 miles [8,603.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Covington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Horeb. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5835, Longitude: -89.5703       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Horeb have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mount Horeb 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.
<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 Mount Horeb 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 315.194 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.783 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.768 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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