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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 Mound Bayou, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mound Bayou 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 Mound Bayou:
    • 33.880814, -90.728035
    • 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 Mound Bayou
  • 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 Mound Bayou ...

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.

  • Africa [Coahoma County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Africa
    • Africa [Coahoma County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Mound Bayou
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Africa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dockery [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dockery
    • Dockery [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Bayou
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dockery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dockery
  • Drew [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
    • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<3>
  • Dwiggins [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dwiggins
    • Dwiggins [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwiggins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwiggins
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    • Mason Landing [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason Landing
      • Mason Landing [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Mound Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Landing
    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Mound Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<3>
    • Mound City [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Promised Land [Sunflower County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Promised Land
      • Promised Land [Sunflower County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Promised Land have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roundaway [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mound Bayou
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
    • Sandy Bayou [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Bayou
      • Sandy Bayou [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mound Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Bayou

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 Mound Bayou. 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 ...
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Mound Bayou.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<4>
    • Otis Clay     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Waxhaw (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 11, 1942 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday January 8, 2016 at the age of 73. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Waxhaw is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Mound Bayou.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Clay<4>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Mound Bayou.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith<4>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Mound Bayou.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleotha 'Cleedi' Stamples<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cleveland, which is the Seat of Bolivar County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Mound Bayou to Cleveland, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 835 miles [1,343.8 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,693 miles [10,771.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,415 miles [11,933.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,290 miles [8,513.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Bolivar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mound Bayou. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bolivar County: www.co.bolivar.ms.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mound Bayou) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mound Bayou. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8808, Longitude: -90.7280       In this case, the coordinates for Mound Bayou 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 Mound Bayou 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 316.121 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.168 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.85 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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