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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 Mountain Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mountain Creek 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 Mountain Creek:
    • 32.093208, -90.131197
    • 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 Mountain Creek
  • 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 Mountain Creek ...

We have found six communities that share the name Mountain Creek.

Within Mississippi, the name Mountain Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Chilton County
      • This Mountain Creek is located in Chilton County and lies 217 miles [349.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mountain Creek that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chilton County community of Mountain Creek.
    • Georgia
      • Cobb County
      • This Mountain Creek is located in Cobb County and lies 356 miles [572.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mountain Creek that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cobb County community of Mountain Creek.
    • Kansas
      • Marshall 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 Mountain Creek [Marshall County].
    • North Carolina
      • Catawba 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 North Carolina community of Mountain Creek [Catawba County].
    • South Carolina
      • Anderson County
      • This Mountain Creek is located in Anderson County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mountain Creek that is located in Rankin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Mountain Creek.
    • Texas
      • Dallas 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 Texas community of Mountain Creek [Dallas County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mountain Creek ...

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.

  • Cedar Point [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
    • Cedar Point [Rankin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
  • Clear Branch [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Branch
    • Clear Branch [Rankin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Mountain Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Branch
  • Comeby [Rankin County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comeby
    • Comeby [Rankin County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Mountain Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comeby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dane [Rankin County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dane
    • Dane [Rankin County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Dears Ferry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dears Ferry
      • Dears Ferry [Hinds County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Mountain Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dears Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dears Ferry
    • Dimes Ferry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dimes Ferry
      • Dimes Ferry [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mountain Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dimes Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dimes Ferry
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Mountain Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<4>
    • King [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
      • King [Rankin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Mountain Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
    • Pearl [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Simpson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Plainview [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Rankin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mountain Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Rosemary [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemary
      • Rosemary [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Mountain Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosemary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemary
    • Star [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star
      • Star [Rankin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Mountain Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star

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 Mountain Creek. 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)
    • Willie Albert 'Al' Goodman     (Singer)
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Full name: Robert Leroy Johnson
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (MS) on May 8, 1911 (a Monday) and died in Greenwood (MS) on August 16, 1938 (a Tueday) at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Hazlehurst is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Mountain Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<5>
    • Mary Ann Mobley     (Miss America (1959), actress)
    • David Lee 'Deacon' Turner     (Professional football)
    • Deacon Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (MS) on January 2, 1955 (a Sunday) and died in Bakersfield (CA) on July 10, 2011 (a Sunday) at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Mountain Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deacon Turner<5>
    • Ernestine Wade     (Actress)
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Full name: William Wayne Warren, Jr.
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (MS) on December 9, 1955 (a Friday) and died in Madison (MS) on September 26, 1993 (a Sunday) at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Mountain Creek.
      • Madison is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Mountain Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<5>
    • Eudora Welty     (Pultizer Prize winning author)
      • Pultizer Prize winning author. She was born in Jackson (MS) on April 13, 1909 (a Tueday) and died in Jackson (MS) on July 23, 2001 (a Monday) at the age of 92. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Mountain Creek.
      • Jackson is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Mountain Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eudora Welty<5>
    • John McKay Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (MS) on October 27, 1945 (a Saturday) and died in Minneapolis (MN) on July 8, 2012 (a Sunday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Jackson is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Mountain Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<5>

How Far From Mountain Creek 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 community such as Mountain Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<6> community of Mountain Creek once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Mountain Creek and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Brandon, which is the Seat of Rankin County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Mountain Creek to Brandon, 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 four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north (N). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,758 miles [10,875.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,471 miles [12,023.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,347 miles [8,605.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Rankin County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rankin County: www.rankincounty.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mountain Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0932, Longitude: -90.1312       In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Creek 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 Mountain Creek could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Mountain Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Mountain Creek 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 315.587 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.308 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.909 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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