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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 Matthews Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Matthews 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 Matthews Ferry:
    • 34.591215, -90.231206
    • 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 Matthews 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 Matthews 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthews Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Matthews Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crockett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Matthews Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Corner
  • Dubbs [Tunica County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubbs
    • Dubbs [Tunica County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Matthews Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubbs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubbs
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    • Goode [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goode
      • Goode [Tate County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Matthews Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goode have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goode
    • Little Texas [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Texas
      • Little Texas [Tunica County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Matthews Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longtown
    • Pink [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink
      • Pink [Tunica County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Matthews Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Matthews Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Matthews Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Matthews Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Matthews 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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    • James Earl Jones     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Arkabutla (Mississippi) on Saturday January 17, 1931
      • Arkabutla is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Matthews Ferry.
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Matthews Ferry.
      • Helena is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Matthews Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<3>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Matthews Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther Perkins<3>
    • Charley Pride     (Singer, musician, professional baseball)
      • Singer, musician, professional baseball. He was born in Sledge (Mississippi) on Sunday March 18, 1934 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday December 12, 2020 at the age of 86. We don't have any burial details.
      • Sledge is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Matthews Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charley Pride<3>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Matthews Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Caesar Warfield<3>

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

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

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    • Senatobia, which is the Seat of Tate County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Matthews Ferry to Senatobia, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 157 miles [252.7 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 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 787 miles [1,266.6 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • 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).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,236 miles [8,426.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Tate County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Matthews 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- Matthews Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Matthews Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5912, Longitude: -90.2312       In this case, the coordinates for Matthews 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Matthews Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.864 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.966 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.507 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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