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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 Morgan City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Morgan City 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 Morgan City:
    • 33.378647, -90.346157
    • 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 Morgan City
  • 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 Morgan City ...

We have found five communities that share the name Morgan City.

Within Mississippi, the name Morgan City is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Morgan County
      • This Morgan City is located in Morgan County and lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Morgan City that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Morgan City.
    • Illinois
      • Morgan County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Morgan City [Morgan County].
    • Kansas
      • Clay County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Morgan City [Clay County].
      • Montgomery 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 Morgan City [Montgomery County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • This Morgan City is located in Saint Mary Parish and lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Morgan City that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary Parish community of Morgan City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morgan City ...

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.

  • Butler [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Morgan City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Four Mile [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Mile
    • Four Mile [Humphreys County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Morgan City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Mile
  • Holly Grove [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
    • Holly Grove [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Morgan City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
  • Horseshoe [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe
    • Horseshoe [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgan City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe
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    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Morgan City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<5>
    • Marksville [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgan City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
    • Mayday [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayday
      • Mayday [Leflore County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgan City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayday have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayday
    • Meeks [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeks
      • Meeks [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Morgan City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Morgan City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Oak Grove [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Morgan City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Oklahoma [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oklahoma
      • Oklahoma [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Morgan City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oklahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oklahoma
    • Rising Sun [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Leflore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Morgan City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
    • Swiftown [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftown
      • Swiftown [Leflore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Morgan City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiftown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 Morgan City. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Morgan City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<6>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Morgan City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<6>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Morgan City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<6>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Morgan City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<6>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Morgan City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<6>

How Far From Morgan City 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 town such as Morgan City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenwood, which is the Seat of Leflore County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Morgan City to Greenwood, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 833 miles [1,340.6 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,703 miles [10,787.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,422 miles [11,944.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,297 miles [8,524.7 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 Morgan City. 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- Morgan City) 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 Morgan City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morgan City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgan City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3786, Longitude: -90.3462       In this case, the coordinates for Morgan City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Morgan City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Morgan City 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.
<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 Morgan City 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 315.838 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.773 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.777 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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