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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 Myrleville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Myrleville 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 Myrleville:
    • 32.713192, -90.277589
    • 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 Myrleville
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Myrleville ...

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.

  • Little Yazoo [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Yazoo
    • Little Yazoo [Yazoo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Myrleville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Yazoo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Yazoo
  • Nod [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nod
    • Nod [Yazoo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrleville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nod
  • Oil City [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
    • Oil City [Yazoo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Myrleville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
  • Plumville [Yazoo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plumville
    • Plumville [Yazoo County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrleville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plumville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roadside [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roadside
      • Roadside [Yazoo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roadside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roadside
    • Scotland [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Yazoo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Myrleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
    • Scotland Fork [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland Fork
      • Scotland Fork [Yazoo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Myrleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Fork
    • Stokes [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokes
      • Stokes [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Myrleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokes
    • Woodlawn [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Yazoo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Myrleville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Myrleville. 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 ...
    • K.C. Douglas     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Mississippi) on Friday November 21, 1913 and died in Berkeley (California) on Saturday October 18, 1975 at the age of 61. He is buried at Pleasant Green MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Sharon is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Myrleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: K.C. Douglas<3>
    • Willie Albert 'Al' Goodman     (Singer)
    • L.C. Greenwood     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Sunday September 8, 1946 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Sunday September 29, 2013 at the age of 67. He is buried at Priestley Chapel MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Canton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Myrleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: L.C. Greenwood<3>
    • David Lee 'Deacon' Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Myrleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Lee 'Deacon' Turner<3>
    • Deacon Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Sunday January 2, 1955 and died in Bakersfield (California) on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Union Cemetery (Kern County, California).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Myrleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deacon Turner<3>
    • Ernestine Wade     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday August 7, 1906 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday April 15, 1983 at the age of 76. She is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (California).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Myrleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernestine Wade<3>
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Myrleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<3>
    • Biff Warren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Friday December 9, 1955 and died in Madison (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1993 at the age of 37. He is buried at Lakewood Memorial Park (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Myrleville.
      • Madison is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Myrleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Biff Warren<3>
    • Eudora Welty     (Pultizer Prize winning author)
      • Pultizer Prize winning author. She was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Tueday April 13, 1909 and died in Jackson (Mississippi) on Monday July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hinds County, Mississippi).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Myrleville.
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Myrleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eudora Welty<3>
    • Napoleon B. Whiting     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Canton (Mississippi) on Tueday September 21, 1909 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 22, 1984 at the age of 75. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Canton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Myrleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Napoleon B. Whiting<3>
    • John McKay Williams     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jackson (Mississippi) on Saturday October 27, 1945 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 66. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Jackson is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Myrleville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John McKay Williams<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Yazoo City, which is the Seat of Yazoo County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Myrleville to Yazoo City, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south (S). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 854 miles [1,374.4 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 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,733 miles [10,835.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,325 miles [8,569.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Yazoo County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Myrleville. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Myrleville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Myrleville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7132, Longitude: -90.2776       In this case, the coordinates for Myrleville 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Myrleville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.736 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.565 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.864 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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