RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Moorhead, Mississippi

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MS
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Moorhead, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moorhead 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 Moorhead:
    • 33.449267, -90.505497
    • 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 Moorhead
  • 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 Moorhead ...

We have found five communities that share the name Moorhead.

Within Mississippi, the name Moorhead is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Monona County
      • This Moorhead is located in Monona County and lies 653 miles [1,050.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Moorhead that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monona County community of Moorhead.
    • Minnesota
      • Clay County
      • This Moorhead is located in Clay County and lies 981 miles [1,578.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Moorhead that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Moorhead.
    • Montana
      • Custer 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 Montana community of Moorhead [Custer County].
      • Powder River County
      • This Moorhead is located in Powder River County and lies 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Moorhead that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Powder River County community of Moorhead.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Erie County
      • This Moorhead is located in Erie County and lies 834 miles [1,342.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Moorhead that is located in Sunflower County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Moorhead.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moorhead ...

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.

  • Blaine [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine [Sunflower County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
  • Four Mile [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Mile
    • Four Mile [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Moorhead
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Mile
  • Furry [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furry
    • Furry [Sunflower County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furry
  • Heard Ferry [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heard Ferry
    • Heard Ferry [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heard Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heard Ferry
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Heathman [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathman
      • Heathman [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathman
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Moorhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<4>
    • Mayday [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayday
      • Mayday [Leflore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayday have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayday
    • Pollock [Sunflower County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollock
      • Pollock [Sunflower County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roundaway [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Sunflower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Moorhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Swiftown [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftown
      • Swiftown [Leflore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Moorhead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiftown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiftown

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 Moorhead. 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 ...
    • William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Indianola (Mississippi) on Sunday September 11, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 29, 1966 at the age of 61. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Indianola is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Moorhead.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Moorhead.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<5>
    • B.B. King     (Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer)
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer. He was born in Itta Bena (Mississippi) on Wednesday September 16, 1925 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the age of 89.
      • Itta Bena is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Moorhead.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Moorhead.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<5>
    • Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Drew (Mississippi) on Wednesday April 11, 1934 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday February 21, 2013 at the age of 78. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Drew is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Moorhead.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples<5>
    • James A. Walker     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Mileston (Mississippi) on Friday April 13, 1928 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 30, 1992 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mileston is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Moorhead.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Indianola, which is the Seat of Sunflower County and lies just to the West.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Moorhead to Jackson, with an average speed<6>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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,706 miles [10,792.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,425 miles [11,949.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,300 miles [8,529.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Sunflower County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moorhead. 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- Moorhead) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moorhead. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moorhead

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moorhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4493, Longitude: -90.5055    
<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 Moorhead 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Moorhead 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 315.944 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.905 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.832 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2021