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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Stringer.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Stringer to:

  • Bay Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Jasper County, lies just to the North.
  • Jackson [Map], which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Stringer to Jackson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,733 miles [10,835.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,443 miles [11,978.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,319 miles [8,560.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stringer ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Stringer.

While the name Stringer is unique within Mississippi, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Mississippi


Morgan County

Our profile page for Stringer, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the Northeast


Mississippi County

Our profile page for Stringer, Mississippi County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Mississippi County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Stringer, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stringer ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Acme (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Stringer   [Map]
Hamlet (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Hawkes   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hebron   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hot Coffee   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mineral Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mulberry   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandersville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Service   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Summerland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Stringer. 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.

Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer
  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 an age of 70. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Ellisville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Stringer

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Stringer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stringer) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stringer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8675, Longitude: -89.2632     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Stringer to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.035 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.636 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.598 degrees.

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<7>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 Stringer 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.

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<8>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:

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