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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 Muskegon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Muskegon 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 Muskegon:
    • 32.348200, -89.352287
    • 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 Muskegon
  • 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 Muskegon ...

We have found one communities that share the name Muskegon.

Within Mississippi, the name Muskegon is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named Muskegon in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Muskegon County
      • This Muskegon is located in Muskegon County and lies 770 miles [1,239.2 km]<1> to the north of the Muskegon that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muskegon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskegon County community of Muskegon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Muskegon ...

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.

  • Dennis Settlement [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis Settlement
    • Dennis Settlement [Scott County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Muskegon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennis Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis Settlement
  • Ebenezer [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Muskegon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Forest [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [Scott County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Muskegon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
  • Hazel [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel
    • Hazel [Newton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Muskegon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Muskegon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
    • Little Italy [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Italy
      • Little Italy [Scott County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Muskegon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Italy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Italy
    • Patrons Union [Newton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrons Union
      • Patrons Union [Newton County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Muskegon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patrons Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sun [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun
      • Sun [Scott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Muskegon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun
    • Tanglewood [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Muskegon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood
    • Wolf [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf
      • Wolf [Scott County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Muskegon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf

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 Muskegon. 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 ...
    • Andrew Goodman     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday November 23, 1943 and died in Neshoba (Mississippi) on Sunday June 21, 1964 at the age of 20. He is buried at Mt. Judah Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Neshoba is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Muskegon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Forest, which is the Seat of Scott County and lies just to the West.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 48 miles [77.2 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Muskegon to Jackson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,713 miles [10,803.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,425 miles [11,949.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,301 miles [8,531.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Scott County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Muskegon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Muskegon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3482, Longitude: -89.3523       In this case, the coordinates for Muskegon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Muskegon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.133 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.815 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.55 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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