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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 Anchorage, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Anchorage 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 Anchorage:
    • 32.931518, -90.614261
    • 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 Anchorage
  • 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 Anchorage ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Anchorage.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Anchorage.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Coahoma County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Anchorage [Coahoma County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • This Anchorage lies 3,239 miles [5,212.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Anchorage that is located in Humphreys County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchorage
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Anchorage [Cook County].
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Anchorage is located in Hamilton County and lies 548 miles [881.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Anchorage that is located in Humphreys County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchorage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Anchorage.
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Anchorage is located in Jefferson County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Anchorage that is located in Humphreys County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchorage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Anchorage.
    • Louisiana
      • West Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Anchorage is located in West Baton Rouge Parish and lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Anchorage that is located in Humphreys County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchorage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the West Baton Rouge Parish community of Anchorage.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Anchorage is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 891 miles [1,433.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Anchorage that is located in Humphreys County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchorage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Anchorage.
      • Talbot County
      • This Anchorage is located in Talbot County and lies 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the east northeast of the Anchorage that is located in Humphreys County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchorage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Anchorage.
    • New Jersey
      • Ocean County
      • This Anchorage is located in Ocean County and lies 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Anchorage that is located in Humphreys County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchorage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ocean County community of Anchorage.
    • Rhode Island
      • Newport County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Rhode Island community of Anchorage [Newport County].
    • Texas
      • Atascosa County
      • This Anchorage is located in Atascosa County and lies 547 miles [880.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Anchorage that is located in Humphreys County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchorage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atascosa County community of Anchorage.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Anchorage is located in Davis County and lies 1,303 miles [2,097 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Anchorage that is located in Humphreys County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchorage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Anchorage.
    • Wisconsin
      • Buffalo County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Anchorage [Buffalo County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Anchorage ...

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.

  • Big Eddy Landing [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Eddy Landing
    • Big Eddy Landing [Sharkey County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Anchorage
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Eddy Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Eddy Landing
  • Craig [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig
    • Craig [Humphreys County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Anchorage
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craig have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
  • Gassaway Ferry [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway Ferry
    • Gassaway Ferry [Yazoo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Anchorage
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gassaway Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway Ferry
  • George [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for George
    • George [Yazoo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Anchorage
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for George have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on George
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Holland Landing [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland Landing
      • Holland Landing [Sharkey County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Anchorage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland Landing
    • Hollands [Sharkey County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollands
      • Hollands [Sharkey County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Anchorage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollands have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holly Bluff [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Bluff
      • Holly Bluff [Yazoo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Anchorage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Bluff
    • Lake City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Humphreys County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Anchorage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Anchorage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Midnight [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midnight
      • Midnight [Humphreys County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Anchorage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midnight have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midnight
    • Romeo [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romeo
      • Romeo [Humphreys County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Anchorage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romeo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romeo
    • Sleepy Hollow [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Humphreys County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Anchorage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow
    • White House Landing [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White House Landing
      • White House Landing [Sharkey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Anchorage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White House Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White House Landing

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 Anchorage. 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 ...
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Anchorage.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<5>
    • Muddy Waters     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) on Friday April 4, 1913 and died in Westmont (Illinois) on Saturday April 30, 1983 at the age of 70. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Rolling Fork is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Anchorage.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<5>

How Far From Anchorage to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Anchorage to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Belzoni, which is the Seat of Humphreys County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Anchorage to Belzoni, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,736 miles [10,840.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,454 miles [11,996.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,329 miles [8,576.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Humphreys County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Anchorage 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.
<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- Anchorage) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchorage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9315, Longitude: -90.6143       In this case, the coordinates for Anchorage have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Anchorage, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Anchorage to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.965 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.861 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.967 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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