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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 Luther, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Luther and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Luther:
    • 32.816801, -89.480904
    • 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 Luther
  • 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 Luther ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Luther.

Within Mississippi, the name Luther is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Santa Clara 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 California community of Luther [Santa Clara County].
    • Georgia
      • Warren 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 Georgia community of Luther [Warren County].
    • Illinois
      • Mason County
      • This Luther is located in Mason County and lies 509 miles [819.2 km]<2> to the north of the Luther that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Luther.
    • Indiana
      • Whitley County
      • This Luther is located in Whitley County and lies 604 miles [972 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Luther that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitley County community of Luther.
    • Iowa
      • Boone County
      • This Luther is located in Boone County and lies 674 miles [1,084.7 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Luther that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Luther.
    • Kansas
      • Morris 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 Kansas community of Luther [Morris County].
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Luther [Washington County].
    • Michigan
      • Lake County
      • This Luther is located in Lake County and lies 801 miles [1,289.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Luther that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Luther.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis City
      • 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 Missouri community of Luther [Saint Louis City].
    • Montana
      • Carbon County
      • This Luther is located in Carbon County and lies 1,366 miles [2,198.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Luther that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Luther.
    • New York
      • Rensselaer County
      • This Luther is located in Rensselaer County and lies 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Luther that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rensselaer County community of Luther.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • This Luther is located in Buncombe County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Luther that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buncombe County community of Luther.
    • Oklahoma
      • Oklahoma County
      • This Luther is located in Oklahoma County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Luther that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma County community of Luther.
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This Luther is located in Clackamas County and lies 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km]<2> to the northwest of the Luther that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Luther.
    • South Carolina
      • Bamberg 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 South Carolina community of Luther [Bamberg County].
    • Tennessee
      • Hancock County
      • This Luther is located in Hancock County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Luther that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Luther.
    • Texas
      • Briscoe 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 Texas community of Luther [Briscoe County].
      • Harrison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Luther [Harrison County].
      • Howard County
      • This Luther is located in Howard County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<2> to the west of the Luther that is located in Leake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Luther.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Luther ...

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.

  • Carthage [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Leake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Luther
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,725 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<5>
  • Crossroad [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroad
    • Crossroad [Leake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Luther
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroad
  • Dowell [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
    • Dowell [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Luther
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowell
  • Ebenezer [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Leake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Luther
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Edinburg [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg [Leake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Freeny [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeny
      • Freeny [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeny have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeny
    • Gray [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray
      • Gray [Leake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray
    • Harmony [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Pearl Hill [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl Hill
      • Pearl Hill [Leake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl Hill
    • Pilgrim Rest [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim Rest
      • Pilgrim Rest [Leake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrim Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim Rest
    • Redwater [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Leake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
    • Sunrise [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Leake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise

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 Luther. 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 ...
    • Archie Dees     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Ethel (Mississippi) on Saturday February 22, 1936 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Monday April 4, 2016 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Ethel is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Luther.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<6>
    • K.C. Douglas     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Mississippi) on Friday November 21, 1913 and died in Berkeley (California) on Saturday October 18, 1975 at the age of 61. He is buried at Pleasant Green MB Church Cemetery (Madison County, Mississippi).
      • Sharon is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Luther.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: K.C. Douglas<6>
    • Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Philadelphia (Mississippi) on Monday August 16, 1937 and died on Wednesday July 1, 1992 at the age of 54. He is buried at Biloxi National Cemetery (Harrison County, Mississippi).
      • Philadelphia is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Luther.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<6>
    • Andrew Goodman     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday November 23, 1943 and died in Neshoba (Mississippi) on Sunday June 21, 1964 at the age of 20. He is buried at Mt. Judah Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Neshoba is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Luther.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Carthage, which is the Seat of Leake County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 53 miles [85.3 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Luther to Jackson, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,696 miles [10,776.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,410 miles [11,925.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,285 miles [8,505.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Luther. 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Luther 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Luther) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luther. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8168, Longitude: -89.4809       In this case, the coordinates for Luther 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 Luther, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Luther to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.253 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.018 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.519 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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