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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Commerce Landing to:

  • Tunica [Map], which is the Seat of Tunica County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Commerce Landing to Tunica, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 788 miles [1,268.2 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,633 miles [10,674.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,356 miles [11,838.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,232 miles [8,420.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Commerce Landing ...

While the name Commerce Landing is unique within Mississippi, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Mississippi

Kentucky

Lyon County

Our profile page for Commerce Landing, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Commerce 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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Clack   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Commerce Landing   [Map]
Commerce   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Council (AR)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green River   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Horseshoe Lake (AR)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hughes (AR)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lost Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Mud Lake (AR)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Peters (AR)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Gum Farm (AR)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Robinsonville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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 Commerce 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.

Kathy Bates     (Kathleen Doyle Bates)
  Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing
 
Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)
  Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<7>
 
Benjamin Lawson Hooks
  Civil rights leader, minister, lawyer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday January 31, 1925 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 15, 2010 at an age of 85. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Lawson Hooks
 
Wayne Jackson     (Wayne Lamar Jackson)
  Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday June 21, 2016 at an age of 74. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Jackson
 
Harold Edward 'Quake' Johnson, Sr.
  Musician - a member of 'The Astors'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday August 21, 1944 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday May 5, 2003 at an age of 58.

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Edward 'Quake' Johnson, Sr.
 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  Social reformer, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday January 15, 1929 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 4, 1968 at an age of 39.

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Andrew Love
  Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday November 21, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 12, 2012 at an age of 70.

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Love
 
Frank McRae
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday March 18, 1944

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing
 
James William 'Jimmy' Moore
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Paris (Tennessee) on Thursday April 24, 1902 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday March 7, 1986 at an age of 83.

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James William 'Jimmy' Moore
 
Robert Nighthawk     (Born as Robert Lee McCollum)
  Musician. He was born in Helena (Arkansas) on Tueday November 30, 1909 and died in Helena (Arkansas) on Sunday November 5, 1967 at an age of 58. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Phillips County, Arkansas) [Map].

Helena [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Commerce Landing

Helena [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Commerce Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk
 
Charles 'Skip' Pitts
  Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday April 7, 1947 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday May 1, 2012 at an age of 65.

Memphis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Commerce Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Skip' Pitts
 
Oscar Polk
  Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at an age of 49. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Marianna [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Commerce Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk
 
John 'Big John' Tate
  Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Marion [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Commerce Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

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About Tunica County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tunica County: www.tunicacounty.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Commerce Landing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Commerce Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Commerce Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8320, Longitude: -90.3848     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Commerce Landing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Commerce Landing to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.979 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.132 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.528 degrees.

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<7>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.

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