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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 Memphis Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Memphis Junction 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 Memphis Junction:
    • 33.800671, -89.796753
    • 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 Memphis Junction
  • 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 Memphis Junction ...

We have found one communities that share the name Memphis Junction.

Within Mississippi, the name Memphis Junction is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named Memphis Junction in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Warren County
      • This Memphis Junction is located in Warren County and lies 285 miles [458.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Memphis Junction that is located in Grenada County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis Junction
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Memphis Junction.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Memphis Junction ...

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.

  • Choctaw [Grenada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw
    • Choctaw [Grenada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Memphis Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw
  • Gore Springs [Grenada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gore Springs
    • Gore Springs [Grenada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Memphis Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gore Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gore Springs<3>
  • Graysport Crossing [Grenada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysport Crossing
    • Graysport Crossing [Grenada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Memphis Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysport Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysport Crossing
  • Hardy [Grenada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
    • Hardy [Grenada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Memphis Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
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    • Hurricane Branch [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane Branch
      • Hurricane Branch [Grenada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Memphis Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane Branch
    • Paul [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paul
      • Paul [Tallahatchie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Memphis Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paul
    • Rosebloom [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebloom
      • Rosebloom [Tallahatchie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Memphis Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebloom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebloom
    • Tie Plant [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tie Plant
      • Tie Plant [Grenada County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Memphis Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tie Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tie Plant
    • Turkey Creek [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Creek
      • Turkey Creek [Yalobusha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Memphis Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Creek

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 Memphis Junction. 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 ...
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (Mississippi) on Monday May 8, 1911 and died in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Tueday August 16, 1938 at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Greenwood is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Memphis Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<4>
    • Juanita Moore     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Monday October 19, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at the age of 99. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Greenwood is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Memphis Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<4>
    • Roebuck 'Pops' Staples     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Winona (Mississippi) on Monday December 28, 1914 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday December 19, 2000 at the age of 86. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Winona is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Memphis Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roebuck 'Pops' Staples<4>

How Far From Memphis Junction to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Memphis Junction to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Grenada, which is the Seat of Grenada County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Memphis Junction to Jackson, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 791 miles [1,273 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,660 miles [10,718.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,379 miles [11,875.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,254 miles [8,455.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Grenada County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Memphis Junction. 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- Memphis Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Memphis Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8007, Longitude: -89.7968       In this case, the coordinates for Memphis Junction 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 Memphis Junction 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 315.53 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.472 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.471 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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