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Tunica, Louisiana
(Winn Parish)

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The location of Tunica

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Tunica, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tunica and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tunica and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Tunica. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Tunica.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Winn Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Winn Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tunica is near Grant Parish and also La Salle Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grant Parish

Sighting report for La Salle Parish

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

The website, centered on Tunica.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Tunica once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Tunica and extending to:

  • Winnfield [Map], which is the Seat of Winn Parish, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Tunica to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 997 miles [1,604.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,868 miles [11,053 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,587 miles [12,210.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,462 miles [8,790.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Tunica ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Tunica.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Tunica. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Tunica County

Our profile page for Tunica, Tunica County   [Map]

Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tunica ...

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.

Beech (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast of Tunica   [Map]

Carla   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Curry (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Fay (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Five Forks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Joyce   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Maxwells Old Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Pleasant Hill (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Prairie Home (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Royal   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Salt (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Tide (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Zion   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Winn Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tunica, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tunica) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunica. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8627, Longitude: -92.5585     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tunica have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Tunica to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.075 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.012 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.941 degrees.

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