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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 Olivet, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Olivet 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 Olivet:
    • 34.293719, -89.788144
    • 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 Olivet
  • 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 Olivet ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Mount Olivet.

Within Mississippi, the name Mount Olivet is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Sonoma 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 California community of Mount Olivet [Sonoma County].
    • Colorado
      • Jefferson County
      • This Mount Olivet is located in Jefferson County and lies 925 miles [1,488.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Mount Olivet that is located in Panola County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olivet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Mount Olivet.
    • Georgia
      • Hart County
      • This Mount Olivet is located in Hart County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km]<2> to the east of the Mount Olivet that is located in Panola County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olivet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hart County community of Mount Olivet.
    • Kansas
      • Leavenworth 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 Mount Olivet [Leavenworth County].
    • Kentucky
      • Robertson County
      • This Mount Olivet is located in Robertson County and lies 433 miles [696.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Mount Olivet that is located in Panola County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olivet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robertson County community of Mount Olivet.
    • Michigan
      • Wayne 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 Michigan community of Mount Olivet [Wayne County].
    • Tennessee
      • Rutherford County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Mount Olivet [Rutherford County].
    • Virginia
      • Dinwiddie County
      • This Mount Olivet is located in Dinwiddie County and lies 706 miles [1,136.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Mount Olivet that is located in Panola County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olivet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dinwiddie County community of Mount Olivet.
      • Pulaski County
      • This Mount Olivet is located in Pulaski County and lies 537 miles [864.2 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Olivet that is located in Panola County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olivet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Mount Olivet.
    • West Virginia
      • Marshall County
      • This Mount Olivet is located in Marshall County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Mount Olivet that is located in Panola County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olivet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Mount Olivet.
      • Mercer 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 West Virginia community of Mount Olivet [Mercer County].
      • Preston County
      • This Mount Olivet is located in Preston County and lies 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the northeast of the Mount Olivet that is located in Panola County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olivet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Mount Olivet.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Olivet ...

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.

  • Alesville [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
    • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Mount Olivet
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alesville
  • Camp Ground [Yalobusha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Ground
    • Camp Ground [Yalobusha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Mount Olivet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Ground
  • Chapeltown [Panola County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapeltown
    • Chapeltown [Panola County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Mount Olivet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapeltown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapeltown
  • Eureka Springs [Panola County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka Springs
    • Eureka Springs [Panola County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Mount Olivet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka Springs
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    • Hideaway Hills [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hideaway Hills
      • Hideaway Hills [Panola County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Mount Olivet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hideaway Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hideaway Hills
    • Long Branch [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Yalobusha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Mount Olivet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
    • Palestine [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Yalobusha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Mount Olivet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Pope [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [Panola County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Mount Olivet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Splinter [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Splinter
      • Splinter [Lafayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Mount Olivet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Splinter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Splinter
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mount Olivet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<5>
    • Woodlawn [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Mount Olivet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Olivet. 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 ...
    • Luther Perkins     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Como (Mississippi) on Sunday January 8, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday August 5, 1968 at the age of 40.
      • Como is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Mount Olivet.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther Perkins<6>

How Far From Mount Olivet to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Olivet to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Batesville, which is the Seat of Panola County and lies just to the West.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 139 miles [223.7 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Mount Olivet to Jackson, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,636 miles [10,679.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,356 miles [11,838.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Panola County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Olivet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2937, Longitude: -89.7881       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Olivet have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Olivet, 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 Olivet 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 315.563 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.577 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.374 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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