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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 Myles, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Myles 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 Myles:
    • 32.019878, -90.706489
    • 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 Myles
  • 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 Myles ...

We have found one communities that share the name Myles.

Within Mississippi, the name Myles is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Washington Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Myles [Washington Parish].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Myles ...

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.

  • Carpenter [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
    • Carpenter [Copiah County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Myles
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
  • Dentville [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dentville
    • Dentville [Copiah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Myles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dentville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dentville
  • Duke [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duke
    • Duke [Hinds County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Myles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duke
  • Hermanville [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermanville
    • Hermanville [Claiborne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Myles
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermanville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermanville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hoodtown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoodtown
      • Hoodtown [Copiah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Myles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoodtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoodtown
    • Jack [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jack
      • Jack [Copiah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Myles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jack
    • Reedtown [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedtown
      • Reedtown [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Myles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedtown
    • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
      • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Myles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
    • Willing [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willing
      • Willing [Copiah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Myles
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willing

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 Myles. 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 ...
    • Johnny Fuller     (Gospel singer)
      • Gospel singer. He was born in Edwards (Mississippi) on Saturday April 20, 1929 and died in Oakland (California) on Monday May 20, 1985 at the age of 56. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Edwards is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Myles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<4>
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Hazlehurst is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Myles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<4>
    • Irwin Russel     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Thursday June 3, 1852 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 27. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Myles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russel<4>
    • Irwin Russell     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Friday June 3, 1853 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at the age of 26. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Port Gibson is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Myles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russell<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hazlehurst, which is the Seat of Copiah County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Myles to Hazlehurst, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,785 miles [10,919.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,500 miles [12,070.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,375 miles [8,650.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Copiah County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Myles 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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Myles) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Myles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0199, Longitude: -90.7065       In this case, the coordinates for Myles have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Myles 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 315.935 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.703 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.154 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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