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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 McFaddens Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to McFaddens 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 McFaddens Ferry:
    • 32.731525, -89.536182
    • 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 McFaddens 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 McFaddens 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.

  • Carthage [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Leake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of McFaddens Ferry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,725 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
  • Free Trade [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Trade
    • Free Trade [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of McFaddens Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Free Trade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Trade
  • Freeny [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeny
    • Freeny [Leake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of McFaddens Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeny have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeny
  • Gill [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill
    • Gill [Leake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of McFaddens Ferry
    • 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
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    • Harmony [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of McFaddens Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Luther [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luther
      • Luther [Leake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McFaddens Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luther have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
    • Piggtown [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piggtown
      • Piggtown [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of McFaddens Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piggtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piggtown
    • Pilgrim Rest [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim Rest
      • Pilgrim Rest [Leake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of McFaddens Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrim Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of McFaddens Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
    • Standing Pine [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
      • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of McFaddens Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
    • Sunrise [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Leake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McFaddens Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise
    • Tuckers Crossing [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckers Crossing
      • Tuckers Crossing [Leake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of McFaddens Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckers Crossing

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 McFaddens 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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    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of McFaddens Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Archie Dees<4>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of McFaddens Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: K.C. Douglas<4>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of McFaddens Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley 'Uncle Elmer' Frazier<4>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of McFaddens Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Goodman<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Carthage, which is the Seat of Leake County and lies just to the North.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from McFaddens Ferry to Jackson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 818 miles [1,316.4 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,702 miles [10,785.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,416 miles [11,934.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,292 miles [8,516.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Leake County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McFaddens 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McFaddens Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McFaddens Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7315, Longitude: -89.5362       In this case, the coordinates for McFaddens 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 McFaddens Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.28 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.037 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.557 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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