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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 Munson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Munson and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Munson:
    • 33.069574, -89.554242
    • 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 Munson
  • 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 Munson ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Munson.

Within Mississippi, the name Munson is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eleven communities, ten are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Munson lies 1,726 miles [2,777.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Munson that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munson
    • Florida
      • Santa Rosa County
      • This Munson is located in Santa Rosa County and lies 219 miles [352.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Munson that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Rosa County community of Munson.
    • Illinois
      • La Salle 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 Illinois community of Munson [La Salle County].
    • Kansas
      • Morris County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Morris County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Munson.
    • Kentucky
      • Rowan 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 Kentucky community of Munson [Rowan County].
    • Michigan
      • Lenawee County
      • This Munson is located in Lenawee County and lies 661 miles [1,063.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Munson that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lenawee County community of Munson.
    • Ohio
      • Medina 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 Ohio community of Munson [Medina County].
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This Munson is located in Linn County and lies 1,955 miles [3,146.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Munson that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Munson.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Munson is located in Clearfield County and lies 829 miles [1,334.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Munson that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Munson.
    • Texas
      • Rockwall County
      • This Munson is located in Rockwall County and lies 390 miles [627.6 km]<1> to the west of the Munson that is located in Attala County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockwall County community of Munson.
    • West Virginia
      • McDowell 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 West Virginia community of Munson [McDowell County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Munson ...

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.

  • Center Point [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
    • Center Point [Attala County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Munson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cowpen [Attala County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowpen
    • Cowpen [Attala County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Munson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowpen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ethel [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
    • Ethel [Attala County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Munson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
  • Hurricane [Attala County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
    • Hurricane [Attala County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Munson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marvins Chapel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvins Chapel
      • Marvins Chapel [Attala County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Munson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvins Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvins Chapel
    • Pierces Chapel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierces Chapel
      • Pierces Chapel [Attala County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Munson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierces Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierces Chapel
    • Pilgrims Rest [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrims Rest
      • Pilgrims Rest [Attala County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Munson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrims Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Plantation [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantation
      • Plantation [Attala County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Munson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantation
    • Providence [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Attala County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Munson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Tabernacle [Attala County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabernacle
      • Tabernacle [Attala County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Munson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tabernacle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Munson. 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 ...
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Ackerman is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Munson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<5>
    • Archie Dees     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Ethel (Mississippi) on Saturday February 22, 1936 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Monday April 4, 2016 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Ethel is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Munson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<5>

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kosciusko, which is the Seat of Attala County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 64 miles [103 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Munson to Jackson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. 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 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,686 miles [10,760.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,401 miles [11,910.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,277 miles [8,492.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Attala 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Munson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Munson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0696, Longitude: -89.5542       In this case, the coordinates for Munson 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 Munson, 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 Munson 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>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 Munson 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 315.32 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.13 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.504 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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