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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 Paden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Paden 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 Paden:
    • 34.660295, -88.260488
    • 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 Paden
  • 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 Paden ...

We have found one communities that share the name Paden.

Within Mississippi, the name Paden is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Oklahoma
      • Okfuskee County
      • This Paden is located in Okfuskee County and lies 472 miles [759.6 km]<1> to the west of the Paden that is located in Tishomingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Okfuskee County community of Paden.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Paden ...

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.

  • Bishop [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
    • Bishop [Colbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Paden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
  • Bloody Springs [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloody Springs
    • Bloody Springs [Tishomingo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Paden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloody Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloody Springs
  • Cairo [Prentiss County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Prentiss County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Paden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
  • Dennis [Tishomingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
    • Dennis [Tishomingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Paden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Good Springs [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Springs
      • Good Springs [Colbert County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Paden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Maud [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maud
      • Maud [Colbert County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Paden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
    • Mingo [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mingo
      • Mingo [Tishomingo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Paden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mingo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
    • Petertown [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petertown
      • Petertown [Tishomingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Paden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petertown

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 Paden. 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 ...
    • Etheridge Knight     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Corinth (Mississippi) on Sunday April 19, 1931 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday March 10, 1991 at the age of 59. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Corinth is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Paden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Etheridge Knight<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Iuka, which is the Seat of Tishomingo County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Paden to Iuka, 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 196 miles [315.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,149 miles [8,286.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Paden. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Paden) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Paden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Paden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6603, Longitude: -88.2605       In this case, the coordinates for Paden 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 Paden 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 314.637 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.555 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.655 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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