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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 Olive, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Olive 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 Olive:
    • 31.760828, -89.660870
    • 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 Olive
  • 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 Olive ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Mount Olive.

There are three communities within Mississippi that are also named Mount Olive.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 54 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Amite County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Amite County and lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amite County community of Mount Olive.
    • Franklin County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Franklin County and lies 80 miles [128.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Mount Olive.
    • Jones County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Jones County and lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Mount Olive.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Blount County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Blount County and lies 226 miles [363.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Mount Olive.
      • Butler County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Butler County and lies 165 miles [265.5 km] to the east of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Mount Olive.
      • Calhoun County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Calhoun County and lies 247 miles [397.5 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Mount Olive.
      • Coosa County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Coosa County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coosa County community of Mount Olive.
      • DeKalb County
      • This Mount Olive is located in DeKalb County and lies 315 miles [506.9 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Mount Olive.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Jefferson County and lies 209 miles [336.4 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Mount Olive.
      • Lauderdale 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 Alabama community of Mount Olive [Lauderdale County].
      • Marshall County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Marshall County and lies 258 miles [415.2 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Mount Olive.
      • Randolph County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Randolph County and lies 261 miles [420 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Mount Olive.
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Mount Olive.
    • Arkansas
      • Ashley County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Ashley County and lies 161 miles [259.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashley County community of Mount Olive.
      • Bradley County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Bradley County and lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradley County community of Mount Olive.
      • Faulkner County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Faulkner County and lies 289 miles [465.1 km] to the northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Faulkner County community of Mount Olive.
      • Howard 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 Arkansas community of Mount Olive [Howard County].
      • Izard County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Izard County and lies 324 miles [521.4 km] to the north northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Izard County community of Mount Olive.
      • Poinsett County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Poinsett County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km] to the north of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Poinsett County community of Mount Olive.
      • Washington County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Washington County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km] to the northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Mount Olive.
    • Florida
      • Marion County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Marion County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Mount Olive.
    • Georgia
      • Thomas 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 Mount Olive [Thomas County].
      • Twiggs County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Twiggs County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<1> to the east of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Twiggs County community of Mount Olive.
    • Illinois
      • Macoupin County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Macoupin County and lies 504 miles [811.1 km]<1> to the north of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macoupin County community of Mount Olive.
    • Indiana
      • Martin County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Martin County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martin County community of Mount Olive.
    • Kansas
      • Leavenworth 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 Kansas community of Mount Olive [Leavenworth County].
    • Kentucky
      • Casey County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Casey County and lies 471 miles [758 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Casey County community of Mount Olive.
      • Lee County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Lee County and lies 525 miles [844.9 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Mount Olive.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Mount Olive is located in Bienville Parish and lies 188 miles [302.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Mount Olive.
      • Lincoln Parish
      • This Mount Olive is located in Lincoln Parish and lies 183 miles [294.5 km] to the west northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln Parish community of Mount Olive.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll 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 Maryland community of Mount Olive [Carroll County].
    • Missouri
      • Johnson County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Johnson County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Mount Olive.
      • Saint Louis City
      • Although located in Saint Louis City, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis City community of Mount Olive.
    • New Jersey
      • Morris County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Morris County and lies 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Mount Olive.
    • North Carolina
      • Bladen County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Bladen County and lies 668 miles [1,075 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bladen County community of Mount Olive.
      • Catawba 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 Mount Olive [Catawba County].
      • Columbus County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Columbus County and lies 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbus County community of Mount Olive.
      • Henderson County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Henderson County and lies 478 miles [769.3 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Mount Olive.
      • Hyde County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Hyde County and lies 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hyde County community of Mount Olive.
      • Stokes County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Stokes County and lies 619 miles [996.2 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stokes County community of Mount Olive.
      • Wayne County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Wayne County and lies 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Mount Olive.
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Clermont County and lies 583 miles [938.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Mount Olive.
    • South Carolina
      • Horry County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Horry County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Mount Olive.
      • Laurens County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Laurens County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laurens County community of Mount Olive.
    • Tennessee
      • Grundy County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Grundy County and lies 345 miles [555.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Mount Olive.
      • Knox County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Knox County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Mount Olive.
      • Marion County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Marion County and lies 335 miles [539.1 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Mount Olive.
      • Rutherford 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 Tennessee community of Mount Olive [Rutherford County].
    • Texas
      • Jackson County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Jackson County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Mount Olive.
      • Lavaca County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Lavaca County and lies 471 miles [758 km] to the west southwest of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lavaca County community of Mount Olive.
      • Mills County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Mills County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mills County community of Mount Olive.
    • Virginia
      • Northumberland County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Northumberland County and lies 860 miles [1,384 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northumberland County community of Mount Olive.
      • Shenandoah County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Shenandoah County and lies 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shenandoah County community of Mount Olive.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Fayette County and lies 653 miles [1,050.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Mount Olive.
      • Mason County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Mason County and lies 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Mount Olive.
      • Mercer County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Mercer County and lies 619 miles [996.2 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Mount Olive.
      • Roane County
      • This Mount Olive is located in Roane County and lies 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olive that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Mount Olive.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Olive ...

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.

  • Coats [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
    • Coats [Simpson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
  • Friendship [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Mount Olive
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Jaynesville [Simpson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaynesville
    • Jaynesville [Simpson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Olive
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaynesville
  • Lone Star [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
    • Lone Star [Covington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Olive
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<5>
    • Merry Hell [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merry Hell
      • Merry Hell [Simpson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merry Hell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merry Hell
    • Mount Pleasant [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Covington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Rock Hill [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [Covington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
    • Shady Grove [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Smith County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Sunset [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Covington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset
    • Zion Hill [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Hill
      • Zion Hill [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Olive
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Hill

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 Olive. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Mount Olive.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roscoe Ates<6>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Mount Olive.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<6>

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

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

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    • Collins, which is the Seat of Covington County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Olive to Collins, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,755 miles [10,871.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,465 miles [12,013.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,342 miles [8,597.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Covington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Olive. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount Olive

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Olive. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7608, Longitude: -89.6609       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Olive 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 Mount Olive, 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 Mount Olive 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>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 Olive 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 315.267 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.891 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.775 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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