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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 Old Myrtle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Old Myrtle 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 Old Myrtle:
    • 34.527601, -89.122568
    • 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 Old Myrtle
  • 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 Old Myrtle ...

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.

  • Cornersville [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
    • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Old Myrtle
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville
  • Cotton Plant [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Plant
    • Cotton Plant [Tippah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Myrtle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Plant
  • Enterprise [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Myrtle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Flatwood [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwood
    • Flatwood [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Old Myrtle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwood
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    • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Myrtle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<3>
    • Martintown [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martintown
      • Martintown [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Myrtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martintown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martintown
    • Mitchell [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Myrtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Poolville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poolville
      • Poolville [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Old Myrtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poolville
    • Pumpkin Center [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Old Myrtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Center
    • Rocky Ford [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Myrtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford

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 Old Myrtle. 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 ...
    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • New Albany, which is the Seat of Union County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 165 miles [265.5 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Old Myrtle to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,317 miles [11,775.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,192 miles [8,355.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Mississippi

About Union County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Myrtle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5276, Longitude: -89.1226       In this case, the coordinates for Old Myrtle 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 Old Myrtle 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 315.164 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.146 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.046 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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