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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 Myrick, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Myrick 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 Myrick:
    • 31.660997, -88.994221
    • 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 Myrick
  • 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 Myrick ...

We have found three communities that share the name Myrick.

Within Mississippi, the name Myrick is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Lafayette County
      • This Myrick is located in Lafayette County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Myrick that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrick
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Myrick.
    • North Carolina
      • Halifax 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 Myrick [Halifax County].
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • This Myrick is located in Umatilla County and lies 1,858 miles [2,990.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Myrick that is located in Jones County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrick
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Umatilla County community of Myrick.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Myrick ...

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.

  • Hawkes [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawkes
    • Hawkes [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawkes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawkes
  • Jenkins [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
    • Jenkins [Jones County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins
  • Monarch [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
    • Monarch [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
  • Pecan Grove [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
    • Pecan Grove [Jones County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
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    • Pleasant Grove [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Powers [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers
      • Powers [Jones County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
    • Queensburg [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queensburg
      • Queensburg [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Myrick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queensburg
    • Sandersville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Myrick
      • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
    • Shady Grove [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Tuckers Crossing [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckers Crossing
      • Tuckers Crossing [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckers Crossing
    • Whistler [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whistler
      • Whistler [Wayne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Myrick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whistler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whistler

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 Myrick. 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 ...
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Myrick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<4>
    • Tom Lester     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Laurel (Mississippi) on Friday September 23, 1938 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday April 20, 2020 at the age of 81.
      • Laurel is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Myrick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Lester<4>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at the age of 70. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Ellisville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Myrick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<4>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Myrick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laurel, which is the Seat of Jones County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 82 miles [132 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Myrick to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 837 miles [1,347 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,732 miles [10,834.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,440 miles [11,973.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,317 miles [8,556.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Myrick. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Myrick) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Myrick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6610, Longitude: -88.9942       In this case, the coordinates for Myrick 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 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 Myrick 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>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 Myrick 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 314.853 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.397 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.527 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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