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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 Buckleys Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Buckleys 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 Buckleys Ferry:
    • 31.357394, -90.976214
    • 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 Buckleys 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buckleys 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.

  • Bunkley [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunkley
    • Bunkley [Franklin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Buckleys Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunkley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunkley
  • Busy Corner [Amite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Busy Corner
    • Busy Corner [Amite County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Buckleys Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Busy Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Busy Corner
  • Dick [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dick
    • Dick [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Buckleys Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dick
  • Flat Rock [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Buckleys Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
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    • Franklin [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Buckleys Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Freewoods [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freewoods
      • Freewoods [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Buckleys Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freewoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freewoods
    • Garden City [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Buckleys Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Harvard Ferry [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard Ferry
      • Harvard Ferry [Wilkinson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Buckleys Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard Ferry
    • Meadville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Buckleys Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadville<3>
    • White Apple [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Apple
      • White Apple [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Buckleys Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Apple have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Apple
    • Zion Hill [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Hill
      • Zion Hill [Amite County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Buckleys Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Hill

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 Buckleys 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.

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    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor     (Musician)
    • Truman Van Dyke     (Actor, insurance)
      • Actor, insurance. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday November 15, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday May 6, 1984 at the age of 86. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Natchez is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Buckleys Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Van Dyke<4>
    • Ronnie Van Zant     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday January 15, 1948 and died in Gillsburg (Mississippi) on Thursday October 20, 1977 at the age of 29. He is buried at Riverside Memorial Park (Duval County, Florida).
      • Gillsburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Buckleys Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Van Zant<4>
    • Lester Willis 'Prez' Young     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Woodville (Mississippi) on Friday August 27, 1909 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 15, 1959 at the age of 49.
      • Woodville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Buckleys Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Willis 'Prez' Young<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Meadville, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Buckleys Ferry to Meadville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 942 miles [1,516 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,829 miles [10,990.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,542 miles [12,137.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,418 miles [8,719.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Franklin County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buckleys 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buckleys Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckleys Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3574, Longitude: -90.9762       In this case, the coordinates for Buckleys Ferry 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Buckleys 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 316.032 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.727 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.366 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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