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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 Neels Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Neels 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 Neels Ferry:
    • 34.420941, -90.294539
    • 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 Neels 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 Neels 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.

  • Birdie [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdie
    • Birdie [Quitman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Neels Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdie
  • Carter [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Coahoma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Neels Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Darling [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darling
    • Darling [Quitman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Neels Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darling
  • Delta [Panola County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Delta [Panola County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Neels Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
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    • Eleanor [Coahoma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Coahoma County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Neels Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Falcon [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
      • Falcon [Quitman County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Neels Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
    • Pink [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink
      • Pink [Tunica County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Neels Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pink
    • Rich [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich
      • Rich [Coahoma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Neels Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich
    • Riverview [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Quitman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Neels Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Sunday [Coahoma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunday
      • Sunday [Coahoma County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Neels Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wildwood [Coahoma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Coahoma County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Neels Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yellow Lake [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Lake
      • Yellow Lake [Panola County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Neels Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Lake

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 Neels 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 ...
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Neels Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<3>
    • Robert Nighthawk     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Helena (Arkansas) on Tueday November 30, 1909 and died in Helena (Arkansas) on Sunday November 5, 1967 at the age of 58. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Phillips County, Arkansas).
      • Helena is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Neels Ferry.
      • Helena is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Neels Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<3>
    • Luther Perkins     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Como (Mississippi) on Sunday January 8, 1928 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday August 5, 1968 at the age of 40.
      • Como is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Neels Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther Perkins<3>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Neels Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith<3>
    • William Caesar Warfield     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in West Helena (Arkansas) on Thursday January 22, 1920 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday August 25, 2002 at the age of 82. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • West Helena is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Neels Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Caesar Warfield<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marks, which is the Seat of Quitman County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Neels Ferry to Marks, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,649 miles [10,700.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,371 miles [11,862.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,247 miles [8,444.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Neels Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4209, Longitude: -90.2945       In this case, the coordinates for Neels 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>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 Neels Ferry 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 315.891 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.974 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.567 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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