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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 Browns Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Browns Ferry 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 Browns Ferry:
    • 34.571216, -90.211205
    • 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 Browns Ferry
  • 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 Browns Ferry ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Browns Ferry.

Within Mississippi, the name Browns Ferry is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cullman County
      • This Browns Ferry is located in Cullman County and lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Browns Ferry that is located in Tate County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Ferry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cullman County community of Browns Ferry.
      • Lawrence County
      • This Browns Ferry is located in Lawrence County and lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the east of the Browns Ferry that is located in Tate County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Ferry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Browns Ferry.
    • Arkansas
      • Garland County
      • This Browns Ferry is located in Garland County and lies 165 miles [265.5 km]<1> to the west of the Browns Ferry that is located in Tate County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Ferry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garland County community of Browns Ferry.
    • Georgia
      • Camden County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Browns Ferry [Camden County].
      • Hart County
      • This Browns Ferry is located in Hart County and lies 419 miles [674.3 km]<1> to the east of the Browns Ferry that is located in Tate County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Ferry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hart County community of Browns Ferry.
    • South Carolina
      • Anderson County
      • This Browns Ferry is located in Anderson County and lies 419 miles [674.3 km]<1> to the east of the Browns Ferry that is located in Tate County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Ferry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Browns Ferry.
      • Georgetown County
      • This Browns Ferry is located in Georgetown County and lies 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the east of the Browns Ferry that is located in Tate County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Ferry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Georgetown County community of Browns Ferry.
      • Union County
      • This Browns Ferry is located in Union County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km] to the east of the Browns Ferry that is located in Tate County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Ferry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Browns Ferry.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This Browns Ferry is located in Hamilton County and lies 277 miles [445.8 km]<1> to the east of the Browns Ferry that is located in Tate County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Ferry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Browns Ferry.
      • Hardin County
      • This Browns Ferry is located in Hardin County and lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the east northeast of the Browns Ferry that is located in Tate County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Ferry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Browns Ferry.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Browns Ferry ...

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.

  • Cottonville [Tate County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonville
    • Cottonville [Tate County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Browns Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonville
  • Crockett [Tate County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett
    • Crockett [Tate County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Browns Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crockett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett
  • Cypress Corner [Panola County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Corner
    • Cypress Corner [Panola County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Browns Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Corner
  • Goode [Tate County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goode
    • Goode [Tate County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Browns Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goode have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goode
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Little Texas [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Texas
      • Little Texas [Tunica County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Browns Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Texas
    • Longtown [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longtown
      • Longtown [Panola County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Browns Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longtown
    • Pink [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink
      • Pink [Tunica County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Browns Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pink
    • Sarah [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarah
      • Sarah [Tate County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Browns Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarah
    • Savage [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savage
      • Savage [Tate County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Browns Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savage
    • Yellow Lake [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Lake
      • Yellow Lake [Panola County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Browns Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Lake

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 Browns Ferry. 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 ...
    • Robert Nighthawk     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Helena (Arkansas) on Tueday November 30, 1909 and died in Helena (Arkansas) on Sunday November 5, 1967 at the age of 58. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Phillips County, Arkansas).
      • Helena is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Browns Ferry.
      • Helena is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Browns Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<4>
    • Luther Perkins     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Como (Mississippi) on Sunday January 8, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday August 5, 1968 at the age of 40.
      • Como is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Browns Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther Perkins<4>
    • William Caesar Warfield     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in West Helena (Arkansas) on Thursday January 22, 1920 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday August 25, 2002 at the age of 82. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • West Helena is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Browns Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Caesar Warfield<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Senatobia, which is the Seat of Tate County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Browns Ferry to Senatobia, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 156 miles [251.1 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,639 miles [10,684.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,361 miles [11,846.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,236 miles [8,426.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Browns Ferry. 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- Browns Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browns Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5712, Longitude: -90.2112       In this case, the coordinates for Browns Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Browns Ferry 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.
<3>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.
<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 Browns Ferry 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 315.85 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.947 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.503 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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