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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 Murphy Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Murphy 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 Murphy Ferry:
    • 33.122069, -90.697873
    • 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 Murphy 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 Murphy 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.

  • Castleman [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleman
    • Castleman [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Murphy Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castleman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castleman
  • Delta City [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
    • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
  • Empire [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
    • Empire [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Murphy Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Empire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Empire
  • Floyd [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
    • Floyd [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Murphy Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floyd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
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    • Holland Landing [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland Landing
      • Holland Landing [Sharkey County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Murphy Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland Landing
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Murphy Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Hollands [Sharkey County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollands
      • Hollands [Sharkey County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Murphy Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Midnight [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midnight
      • Midnight [Humphreys County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midnight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midnight
    • Murphy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Murphy Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Murphy Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Burn
    • Romeo [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romeo
      • Romeo [Humphreys County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Murphy Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romeo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romeo
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Murphy Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City

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 Murphy 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.

  • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Murphy Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<4>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Murphy Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<4>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Murphy Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley 'Jazz' Gillum<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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Murphy Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James A. Walker<4>
    • Muddy Waters     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) on Friday April 4, 1913 and died in Westmont (Illinois) on Saturday April 30, 1983 at the age of 70. He is buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Rolling Fork is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Murphy Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Belzoni, which is the Seat of Humphreys County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Murphy Ferry to Belzoni, with an average speed<5> 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 64 miles [103 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 859 miles [1,382.4 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,730 miles [10,830.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,324 miles [8,568.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Humphreys County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murphy Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1221, Longitude: -90.6979       In this case, the coordinates for Murphy 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 Murphy 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 316.035 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.967 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.969 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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