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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mountain 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:
    • 30.851022, -88.693362
    • 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
  • 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 ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Mountain.

Within Mississippi, the name Mountain is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nine communities, seven are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Manitoba
      • This Mountain lies 1,612 miles [2,594.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Mountain that is located in George County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Mountain is located in Harford County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mountain that is located in George County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Mountain.
    • Missouri
      • McDonald 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 Missouri community of Mountain [McDonald County].
    • North Dakota
      • Pembina County
      • This Mountain is located in Pembina County and lies 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Mountain that is located in George County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pembina County community of Mountain.
    • Ontario
      • This Mountain lies 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mountain that is located in George County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
    • Tennessee
      • Marion 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 Mountain [Marion County].
    • Texas
      • Coryell 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 [Coryell County].
    • West Virginia
      • Ritchie County
      • This Mountain is located in Ritchie County and lies 733 miles [1,179.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Mountain that is located in George County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ritchie County community of Mountain.
    • Wisconsin
      • Oconto County
      • This Mountain is located in Oconto County and lies 989 miles [1,591.6 km]<1> to the north of the Mountain that is located in George County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconto County community of Mountain.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mountain ...

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.

  • Central [George County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central [George County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
  • Crossroads [George County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [George County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Dale [George County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale
    • Dale [George County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mountain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale
  • Donovan [George County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donovan
    • Donovan [George County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Mountain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donovan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Holly Landing [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Landing
      • Holly Landing [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Landing
    • Merrill [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [George County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
    • Popetown [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Popetown
      • Popetown [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Popetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Popetown
    • Rock Creek [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [George County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Ruble [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruble
      • Ruble [George County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruble have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruble

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. 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 ...
    • Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison     (Actor)

How Far From Mountain 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 Mountain 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 community of Mountain once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Mountain and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Lucedale, which is the Seat of George County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 133 miles [214 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Mountain to Jackson, with an average speed<6>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 861 miles [1,385.6 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,759 miles [10,877.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,463 miles [12,010.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,341 miles [8,595.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About George County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mountain) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8510, Longitude: -88.6934       In this case, the coordinates for Mountain 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 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 Mountain could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mountain, 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>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 Mountain 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 314.594 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.987 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.548 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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