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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 Murdocks Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Murdocks Ferry 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 Murdocks Ferry:
    • 33.449566, -90.227862
    • 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 Murdocks Ferry
  • 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 Murdocks Ferry ...

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.

  • Bright Corner [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bright Corner
    • Bright Corner [Leflore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Murdocks Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bright Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bright Corner
  • Craigside [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigside
    • Craigside [Leflore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Murdocks Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigside
  • Gravel Hill [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
    • Gravel Hill [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Murdocks Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Hill
  • Greenwood [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Murdocks Ferry
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
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    • Holly Grove [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
      • Holly Grove [Carroll County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Murdocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Murdocks Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<3>
    • Marksville [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Murdocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Murdocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 south of Murdocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks
    • Oklahoma [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oklahoma
      • Oklahoma [Carroll County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Murdocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oklahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Murdocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
    • Seven Pines [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Pines
      • Seven Pines [Carroll County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Murdocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Pines
    • Valley Hill [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Hill
      • Valley Hill [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Murdocks Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Hill

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 Murdocks Ferry. 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.

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    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Murdocks Ferry.
      • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Murdocks Ferry.
      • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Murdocks Ferry.
      • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Murdocks Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Juanita Moore<4>
    • Roebuck 'Pops' Staples     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Winona (Mississippi) on Monday December 28, 1914 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday December 19, 2000 at the age of 86. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Winona is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Murdocks Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roebuck 'Pops' Staples<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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Murdocks Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<4>

How Far From Murdocks Ferry 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 Murdocks Ferry to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Greenwood, which is the Seat of Leflore County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Murdocks Ferry to Jackson, with an average speed<5>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 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,695 miles [10,774.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,413 miles [11,930.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,289 miles [8,511.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murdocks Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4496, Longitude: -90.2279       In this case, the coordinates for Murdocks Ferry 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 Murdocks Ferry 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 315.77 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.704 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.715 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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