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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 Landing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mound Landing 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 Landing:
    • 33.607334, -91.127054
    • 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 Landing
  • 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 Landing ...

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.

  • Catfish Point Landing [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catfish Point Landing
    • Catfish Point Landing [Bolivar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Mound Landing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catfish Point Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catfish Point Landing
  • Forkland [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forkland
    • Forkland [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Landing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forkland
  • Grapeland [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
    • Grapeland [Bolivar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mound Landing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeland
  • Home Landing [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home Landing
    • Home Landing [Bolivar County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Mound Landing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Home Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Landing
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hunt [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt
      • Hunt [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt
    • Lake Vista [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Vista
      • Lake Vista [Bolivar County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Mound Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Vista
    • Point Comfort [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Comfort
      • Point Comfort [Chicot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Mound Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Comfort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Comfort
    • Priscilla [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priscilla
      • Priscilla [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Priscilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priscilla
    • Stringtown [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Bolivar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mound Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown
    • Winterville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterville
      • Winterville [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mound Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville

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 Landing. 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 ...
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
      • Greenville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Mound Landing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<3>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Mound Landing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Clay<3>
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday May 4, 1938 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Greenville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Mound Landing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<3>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Mound Landing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cleveland, which is the Seat of Bolivar County and lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Mound Landing to Cleveland, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,723 miles [10,819.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,444 miles [11,980 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,320 miles [8,561.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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 Landing. 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 Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mound Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6073, Longitude: -91.1271       In this case, the coordinates for Mound Landing 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Landing to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.349 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.397 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.067 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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