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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 Moon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moon 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 Moon:
    • 34.422050, -90.488434
    • 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 Moon
  • 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 Moon ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Moon.

Within Mississippi, the name Moon is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Talladega County
      • This Moon is located in Talladega County and lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Moon that is located in Coahoma County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talladega County community of Moon.
    • Illinois
      • Livingston 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 Illinois community of Moon [Livingston County].
    • Kansas
      • Chautauqua 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 Moon [Chautauqua County].
    • Kentucky
      • Morgan County
      • This Moon is located in Morgan County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Moon that is located in Coahoma County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Moon.
    • Michigan
      • Charlevoix 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 Michigan community of Moon [Charlevoix County].
      • Muskegon 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 Michigan community of Moon [Muskegon County].
    • Oklahoma
      • McCurtain County
      • This Moon is located in McCurtain County and lies 237 miles [381.4 km]<1> to the west of the Moon that is located in Coahoma County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCurtain County community of Moon.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Moon is located in Allegheny County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Moon that is located in Coahoma County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Moon.
    • South Dakota
      • Pennington County
      • This Moon is located in Pennington County and lies 975 miles [1,569.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Moon that is located in Coahoma County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pennington County community of Moon.
    • Tennessee
      • Wayne 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 Tennessee community of Moon [Wayne County].
    • Virginia
      • Mathews County
      • This Moon is located in Mathews County and lies 819 miles [1,318.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Moon that is located in Coahoma County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mathews County community of Moon.
    • Wisconsin
      • Marathon County
      • This Moon is located in Marathon County and lies 715 miles [1,150.7 km]<1> to the north of the Moon that is located in Coahoma County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marathon County community of Moon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moon ...

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 less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Moon
    • 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
  • Delta [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Delta [Coahoma County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Moon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
  • Eleanor [Coahoma County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
    • Eleanor [Coahoma County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Moon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gerald [Coahoma County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gerald
    • Gerald [Coahoma County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Moon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gerald have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mascot [Coahoma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mascot
      • Mascot [Coahoma County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Moon
      • 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Moon
      • 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.
    • Rich [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich
      • Rich [Coahoma County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Moon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich
    • Stokes [Coahoma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokes
      • Stokes [Coahoma County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Moon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunday [Coahoma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunday
      • Sunday [Coahoma County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Moon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunday have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wildwood [Coahoma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Coahoma County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Moon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Moon. 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Moon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<5>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Moon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Lockwood, Jr.<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Moon.
      • Helena is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Moon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Moon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Moon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Moon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Caesar Warfield<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Moon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Minor Watson<5>

How Far From Moon to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clarksdale, which is the Seat of Coahoma County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Moon to Clarksdale, with an average speed<6> 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 five to six hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 147 miles [236.6 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 805 miles [1,295.5 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,657 miles [10,713.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,380 miles [11,877 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,255 miles [8,457.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moon. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4220, Longitude: -90.4884       In this case, the coordinates for Moon 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 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 Moon 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 Moon, 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Moon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.013 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.117 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.65 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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