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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 Catfish Point Landing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Catfish Point Landing and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
    • Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
    • The National Weather Service forecast for Catfish Point Landing
  • 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 Catfish Point Landing:
    • 33.702332, -91.163445
    • 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 Catfish Point Landing
  • 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 Catfish Point Landing ...

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.

  • Christmas [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christmas
    • Christmas [Bolivar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Catfish Point Landing
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christmas
  • Gill [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill
    • Gill [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Catfish Point Landing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
  • Grapeland [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
    • Grapeland [Bolivar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Catfish Point Landing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeland
  • Home Landing [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home Landing
    • Home Landing [Bolivar County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Catfish Point Landing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Home Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Landing
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    • Lake Vista [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Vista
      • Lake Vista [Bolivar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Catfish Point Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Vista
    • Littles [Desha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littles
      • Littles [Desha County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Catfish Point Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mound Landing [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Landing
      • Mound Landing [Bolivar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Catfish Point Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Landing
    • Napoleon [Desha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Desha County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Catfish Point Landing
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Napoleon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Rosedale [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Catfish Point Landing
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosedale<4>
    • Stringtown [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Catfish Point Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown

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 Catfish Point Landing. 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 ...
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Greenville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Catfish Point Landing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<5>
    • Otis Clay     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Waxhaw (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 11, 1942 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday January 8, 2016 at the age of 73. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Waxhaw is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Catfish Point Landing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Clay<5>
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday May 4, 1938 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Greenville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Catfish Point Landing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<5>
    • Mary Wilson     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Monday March 6, 1944 and died in Henderson (Nevada) on Monday February 8, 2021 at the age of 76.
      • Greenville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Catfish Point Landing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Wilson<5>

How Far From Catfish Point Landing 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 Catfish Point Landing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cleveland, which is the Seat of Bolivar County and lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Catfish Point Landing to Cleveland, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 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 6,720 miles [10,814.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,442 miles [11,976.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,317 miles [8,556.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Bolivar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bolivar County: www.co.bolivar.ms.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Catfish Point Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Catfish Point Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7023, Longitude: -91.1634       In this case, the coordinates for Catfish Point Landing 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Catfish Point Landing 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 316.38 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.446 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.067 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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