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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 Maud, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Maud 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 Maud:
    • 34.562048, -90.437045
    • 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 Maud
  • 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 Maud ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Maud.

Within Mississippi, the name Maud is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Bibb County
      • This Maud is located in Bibb County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Maud that is located in Tunica County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Maud.
      • Colbert County
      • This Maud is located in Colbert County and lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the east of the Maud that is located in Tunica County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colbert County community of Maud.
    • Illinois
      • Wabash County
      • This Maud is located in Wabash County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Maud that is located in Tunica County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabash County community of Maud.
    • Iowa
      • Allamakee County
      • This Maud is located in Allamakee County and lies 600 miles [965.6 km]<1> to the north of the Maud that is located in Tunica County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allamakee County community of Maud.
    • Kansas
      • Kingman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Maud [Kingman County].
      • Morton County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Morton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morton County community of Maud.
      • Norton 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 Maud [Norton County].
    • Kentucky
      • Washington County
      • This Maud is located in Washington County and lies 364 miles [585.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Maud that is located in Tunica County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Maud.
    • Louisiana
      • Caldwell Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Maud [Caldwell Parish].
    • Minnesota
      • Big Stone County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Maud [Big Stone County].
    • Missouri
      • Shelby County
      • This Maud is located in Shelby County and lies 363 miles [584.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Maud that is located in Tunica County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Maud.
    • North Carolina
      • Randolph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Maud [Randolph County].
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • This Maud is located in Butler County and lies 469 miles [754.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Maud that is located in Tunica County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Maud.
    • Oklahoma
      • Pottawatomie County
      • This Maud is located in Pottawatomie County and lies 361 miles [581 km]<1> to the west of the Maud that is located in Tunica County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawatomie County community of Maud.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bucks County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Maud [Bucks County].
    • South Carolina
      • Cherokee County
      • This Maud is located in Cherokee County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<1> to the east of the Maud that is located in Tunica County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Maud.
      • Spartanburg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Maud [Spartanburg County].
    • Texas
      • Bowie County
      • This Maud is located in Bowie County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Maud that is located in Tunica County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bowie County community of Maud.
    • Washington
      • Stevens County
      • This Maud is located in Stevens County and lies 1,703 miles [2,740.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Maud that is located in Tunica County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stevens County community of Maud.
    • West Virginia
      • Wetzel County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Maud [Wetzel County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Maud ...

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.

  • Carter [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Coahoma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Maud
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Dubbs [Tunica County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubbs
    • Dubbs [Tunica County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Maud
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubbs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubbs
  • Dundee [Tunica County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee [Tunica County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Maud
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee<5>
  • Eagle Landing [Tunica County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Landing
    • Eagle Landing [Tunica County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Maud
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Landing
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Eleanor [Coahoma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Coahoma County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Maud
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fox Island [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Island
      • Fox Island [Tunica County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Maud
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Island
    • Helena [Phillips County]
    • Little Texas [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Texas
      • Little Texas [Tunica County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Maud
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Texas
    • Mascot [Coahoma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mascot
      • Mascot [Coahoma County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Maud
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mascot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Moon Lake [Coahoma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moon Lake
      • Moon Lake [Coahoma County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Maud
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moon Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pink [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink
      • Pink [Tunica County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Maud
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pink
    • Trotter Landing [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trotter Landing
      • Trotter Landing [Tunica County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Maud
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trotter Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trotter Landing

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 Maud. 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 Carr     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Clarksdale is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Maud.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<6>
    • James Earl Jones     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Arkabutla (Mississippi) on Saturday January 17, 1931
      • Arkabutla is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Maud.
    • Robert Lockwood, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Turkey Scratch (Arkansas) on Saturday March 27, 1915 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Tueday November 21, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Turkey Scratch is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Maud.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Lockwood, Jr.<6>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Maud.
      • Helena is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Maud.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<6>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Maud.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther Perkins<6>
    • Oscar Polk     (Actor)
      • 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 the age of 49. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Marianna is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Maud.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk<6>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Maud.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charley Pride<6>
    • Bessie Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at the age of 43. She is buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Clarksdale is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Maud.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith<6>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Maud.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Caesar Warfield<6>
    • Minor Watson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Sunday December 22, 1889 and died in Alton (Illinois) on Wednesday July 28, 1965 at the age of 75. He is buried at Alton Cemetery (Madison County, Illinois).
      • Marianna is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Maud.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Minor Watson<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tunica, which is the Seat of Tunica County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Maud to Tunica, with an average speed<7> 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 156 miles [251.1 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 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,648 miles [10,698.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,371 miles [11,862.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,246 miles [8,442.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Maud. 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: 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Maud) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maud. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5620, Longitude: -90.4370       In this case, the coordinates for Maud have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Maud 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.
<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 Maud, 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 Maud 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 315.992 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.11 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.601 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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