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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 Murdock Crossing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Murdock Crossing 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 Murdock Crossing:
    • 33.417066, -90.306473
    • 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 Murdock Crossing
  • 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 Murdock Crossing ...

We have found one communities that share the name Murdock Crossing.

Within Mississippi, the name Murdock Crossing is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, there is another community also named Murdock Crossing in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Plumas County
      • This Murdock Crossing is located in Plumas County and lies 1,725 miles [2,776.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Murdock Crossing that is located in Leflore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murdock Crossing
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plumas County community of Murdock Crossing.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murdock Crossing ...

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.

  • Greenwood [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Murdock Crossing
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<2>
  • Holly Grove [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
    • Holly Grove [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Murdock Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Murdock Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe
  • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Murdock Crossing
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<2>
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    • Marksville [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Murdock Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Murdock Crossing
      • 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
    • Meeks [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeks
      • Meeks [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Murdock Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Murdock Crossing
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Murdock Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Murdock Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oklahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oklahoma
    • Pinchback [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinchback
      • Pinchback [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Murdock Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinchback have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinchback
    • Rising Sun [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Leflore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Murdock Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Murdock Crossing
      • 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 Murdock Crossing. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Murdock Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<4>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Murdock Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<4>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Murdock Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: B.B. King<4>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Murdock Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<4>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Murdock Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<4>

How Far From Murdock Crossing 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 Murdock Crossing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenwood, which is the Seat of Leflore County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Murdock Crossing to Greenwood, 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 77 miles [123.9 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 829 miles [1,334.1 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 6,700 miles [10,782.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,418 miles [11,938.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,293 miles [8,518.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Leflore County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murdock Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4171, Longitude: -90.3065       In this case, the coordinates for Murdock Crossing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Murdock Crossing 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 315.817 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.753 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.754 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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