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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 Zion, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Zion 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 Zion:
    • 31.645441, -89.247837
    • 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 Zion
  • 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 Zion ...

We have found 66 communities that share the name Mount Zion.

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

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 63 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 63 communities, 65 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Lowndes County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Mount Zion [Lowndes County].
    • Simpson 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 Mississippi community of Mount Zion [Simpson County].
    • Tippah County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Tippah County and lies 221 miles [355.7 km]<3> to the north of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippah County community of Mount Zion.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Mount Zion [Cherokee County].
      • Cullman County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Cullman County and lies 210 miles [338 km]<3> to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cullman County community of Mount Zion.
      • DeKalb County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Mount Zion [DeKalb County].
      • Montgomery 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 Alabama community of Mount Zion [Montgomery County].
      • Randolph County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Randolph County and lies 245 miles [394.3 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Mount Zion.
      • Tallapoosa County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Tallapoosa County and lies 209 miles [336.4 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tallapoosa County community of Mount Zion.
    • Arkansas
      • Cleveland County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Cleveland County and lies 233 miles [375 km]<3> to the northwest of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cleveland County community of Mount Zion.
      • Independence County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Independence County and lies 308 miles [495.7 km] to the north northwest of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Independence County community of Mount Zion.
      • Johnson County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Johnson County and lies 362 miles [582.6 km] to the northwest of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Mount Zion.
    • Georgia
      • Carroll County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Carroll County and lies 273 miles [439.4 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Mount Zion.
      • Hancock County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Hancock County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Mount Zion.
      • Stewart County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Mount Zion [Stewart County].
    • Illinois
      • Macon County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Macon County and lies 562 miles [904.5 km]<3> to the north of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Mount Zion.
    • Indiana
      • Wells County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Wells County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wells County community of Mount Zion.
    • Iowa
      • Van Buren County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Van Buren County and lies 648 miles [1,042.9 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Mount Zion.
    • Kansas
      • Ellsworth 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 Zion [Ellsworth County].
      • Phillips 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 Zion [Phillips County].
    • Kentucky
      • Allen County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Allen County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Mount Zion.
      • Clark County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Clark County and lies 528 miles [849.7 km] to the north northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Mount Zion.
      • Grant County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Grant County and lies 553 miles [890 km] to the north northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Mount Zion.
      • Pulaski County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Pulaski County and lies 462 miles [743.5 km] to the north northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Mount Zion.
    • Louisiana
      • Jackson Parish
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Mount Zion [Jackson Parish].
      • Lincoln Parish
      • This Mount Zion is located in Lincoln Parish and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln Parish community of Mount Zion.
      • Red River Parish
      • This Mount Zion is located in Red River Parish and lies 242 miles [389.5 km] to the west of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Red River Parish community of Mount Zion.
      • Winn Parish
      • This Mount Zion is located in Winn Parish and lies 212 miles [341.2 km] to the west of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winn Parish community of Mount Zion.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 867 miles [1,395.3 km]<3> to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Mount Zion.
      • Caroline County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Caroline County and lies 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Mount Zion.
      • Frederick 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 Maryland community of Mount Zion [Frederick County].
      • Montgomery County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Montgomery County and lies 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Mount Zion.
    • Missouri
      • Douglas County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Douglas County and lies 418 miles [672.7 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Mount Zion.
      • Henry County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Henry County and lies 517 miles [832 km] to the north northwest of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Mount Zion.
    • North Carolina
      • Alleghany County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Alleghany County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km]<3> to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alleghany County community of Mount Zion.
      • Davie County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Davie County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davie County community of Mount Zion.
      • Guilford County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Guilford County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guilford County community of Mount Zion.
      • Wilkes County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Wilkes County and lies 544 miles [875.5 km] to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkes County community of Mount Zion.
    • Ohio
      • Adams County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Mount Zion [Adams County].
      • Noble County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Noble County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<3> to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Noble County community of Mount Zion.
    • Oklahoma
      • McCurtain County
      • This Mount Zion is located in McCurtain County and lies 371 miles [597.1 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCurtain County community of Mount Zion.
    • Ontario
      • This Mount Zion lies 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cumberland County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Cumberland County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<3> to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Mount Zion.
      • Lebanon County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Lebanon County and lies 937 miles [1,508 km] to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lebanon County community of Mount Zion.
      • Luzerne 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 Zion [Luzerne County].
      • Monroe County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Monroe County and lies 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Mount Zion.
      • York County
      • This Mount Zion is located in York County and lies 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Mount Zion.
    • South Carolina
      • Dorchester County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Dorchester County and lies 516 miles [830.4 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dorchester County community of Mount Zion.
      • Florence County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Florence County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Florence County community of Mount Zion.
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Spartanburg County and lies 474 miles [762.8 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Mount Zion.
    • Tennessee
      • Carroll County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Carroll County and lies 304 miles [489.2 km]<3> to the north of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Mount Zion.
      • Cheatham County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Cheatham County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km] to the north northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheatham County community of Mount Zion.
      • Cumberland County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Cumberland County and lies 383 miles [616.4 km] to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Mount Zion.
      • Lawrence County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Lawrence County and lies 262 miles [421.6 km] to the north northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Mount Zion.
      • McNairy County
      • This Mount Zion is located in McNairy County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km] to the north of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McNairy County community of Mount Zion.
      • Monroe County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Monroe County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km] to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Mount Zion.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Montgomery County and lies 340 miles [547.2 km] to the north northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Mount Zion.
      • Sevier County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Sevier County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km] to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Mount Zion.
      • Warren County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Warren County and lies 335 miles [539.1 km] to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Mount Zion.
    • Texas
      • Montgomery County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Montgomery County and lies 374 miles [601.9 km]<3> to the west of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Mount Zion.
    • Virginia
      • Accomack County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Accomack County and lies 866 miles [1,393.7 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Accomack County community of Mount Zion.
      • Campbell County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Campbell County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Mount Zion.
      • Middlesex County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Middlesex County and lies 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the east northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Mount Zion.
    • West Virginia
      • Calhoun County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Calhoun County and lies 676 miles [1,087.9 km]<3> to the northeast of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Mount Zion.
      • Tucker 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 West Virginia community of Mount Zion [Tucker County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Crawford County
      • This Mount Zion is located in Crawford County and lies 805 miles [1,295.5 km]<3> to the north of the Mount Zion that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Mount Zion.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Zion ...

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.

  • Hebron [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
    • Hebron [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Mount Zion
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
  • Jenkins [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
    • Jenkins [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Mount Zion
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkins have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins
  • Oak Grove [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Mount Zion
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
  • Pecan Grove [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
    • Pecan Grove [Jones County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Mount Zion
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
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    • Pleasant Ridge [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Jones County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the north of Mount Zion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Queensburg [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queensburg
      • Queensburg [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Mount Zion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queensburg
    • Sand Hill [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Jones County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the southwest of Mount Zion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Service [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Service
      • Service [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Mount Zion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Service have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Service
    • Shady Grove [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Mount Zion
      • 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
    • Tuckers Crossing [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckers Crossing
      • Tuckers Crossing [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Mount Zion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckers Crossing

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 Zion. 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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    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Mount Zion.
      • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Mount Zion.
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Mount Zion.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Mount Zion.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<5>

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

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

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    • Laurel, which is the Seat of Jones County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 71 miles [114.3 km]<3> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Mount Zion to Jackson, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. 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 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,743 miles [10,851.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,452 miles [11,992.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,329 miles [8,576.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Zion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Zion 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>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 from Point A (ie- Mount Zion) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Zion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6454, Longitude: -89.2478       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Zion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Zion 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 315.005 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.571 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.63 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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