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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 Moriah, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Moriah 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 Moriah:
    • 34.971479, -88.940338
    • 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 Moriah
  • 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 Moriah ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Mount Moriah.

Within Mississippi, the name Mount Moriah is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Butler County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Butler County and lies 241 miles [387.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Mount Moriah.
      • Clay County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Clay County and lies 215 miles [346 km] to the east southeast of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Mount Moriah.
      • Lawrence County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Lawrence County and lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the east southeast of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Mount Moriah.
    • Arkansas
      • Hot Spring County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Hot Spring County and lies 253 miles [407.2 km]<1> to the west of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hot Spring County community of Mount Moriah.
      • Nevada County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Nevada County and lies 265 miles [426.5 km] to the west southwest of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Mount Moriah.
      • Pike County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Pike County and lies 276 miles [444.2 km] to the west of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Mount Moriah.
    • Indiana
      • Brown County
      • 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 Indiana community of Mount Moriah [Brown County].
    • Kansas
      • Johnson County
      • 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 Kansas community of Mount Moriah [Johnson 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 Mount Moriah [Montgomery County].
    • Louisiana
      • Jackson Parish
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Jackson Parish and lies 272 miles [437.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson Parish community of Mount Moriah.
    • Maryland
      • Washington County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Washington County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Mount Moriah.
    • Missouri
      • Harrison County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Harrison County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Mount Moriah.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Mount Moriah lies 1,838 miles [2,958 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clermont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Mount Moriah.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Philadelphia County
      • 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 Pennsylvania community of Mount Moriah [Philadelphia County].
    • Tennessee
      • Benton County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Benton County and lies 84 miles [135.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Mount Moriah.
      • DeKalb County
      • 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 Tennessee community of Mount Moriah [DeKalb County].
      • Fayette County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Fayette County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north northwest of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Mount Moriah.
      • Obion County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Obion County and lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the north of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Obion County community of Mount Moriah.
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson County
      • This Mount Moriah is located in Jackson County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Moriah that is located in Tippah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Moriah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Mount Moriah.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Moriah ...

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.

  • Black Jack [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Jack
    • Black Jack [Benton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Moriah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Jack have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Jack
  • Brody [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brody
    • Brody [Benton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Mount Moriah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brody have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brody
  • Falkner [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
    • Falkner [Tippah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Mount Moriah
    • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkner<5>
  • Hopewell [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell [Benton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Moriah
    • 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
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    • Lacy [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacy
      • Lacy [Hardeman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Moriah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy
    • Lisbon [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Hardeman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Mount Moriah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
    • Pocahontas [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Hardeman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Moriah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocahontas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocahontas<5>
    • Poor [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poor
      • Poor [Hardeman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Moriah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poor
    • Rogers Springs [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Springs
      • Rogers Springs [Hardeman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Moriah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Springs
    • Walnut [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Tippah County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Mount Moriah
      • Estimated population in 2019: 754 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut<5>

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 Moriah. 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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    • Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.     (Musician)
    • John Lewis Dodge, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Saturday April 27, 1889 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at the age of 27. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Bolivar is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Mount Moriah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<6>
    • Etheridge Knight     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Corinth (Mississippi) on Sunday April 19, 1931 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday March 10, 1991 at the age of 59. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Corinth is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Mount Moriah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Etheridge Knight<6>
    • Robert Gene 'Red' West     (Actor, stuntman)
      • Actor, stuntman. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Sunday March 8, 1936 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday July 18, 2017 at the age of 81.
      • Bolivar is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Mount Moriah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Gene 'Red' West<6>

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

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

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    • Ripley, which is the Seat of Tippah County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Moriah to Ripley, with an average speed<7> 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 five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 197 miles [317 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 710 miles [1,142.6 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,568 miles [10,570.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Moriah. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Moriah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Moriah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9715, Longitude: -88.9403       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Moriah 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Mount Moriah 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>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 Mount Moriah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Moriah to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.079 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.109 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.879 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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