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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 North Tunica, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Tunica 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 North Tunica:
    • 34.700934, -90.378155
    • 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 North Tunica
  • 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 North Tunica ...

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.

  • Commerce [Tunica County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce
    • Commerce [Tunica County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of North Tunica
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commerce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce
  • Commerce Landing [Tunica County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce Landing
    • Commerce Landing [Tunica County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of North Tunica
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commerce Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce Landing
  • Dubbs [Tunica County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubbs
    • Dubbs [Tunica County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of North Tunica
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubbs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubbs
  • Fox Island [Tunica County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Island
    • Fox Island [Tunica County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of North Tunica
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Island
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    • Green River [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
      • Green River [Tunica County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of North Tunica
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
    • Little Texas [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Texas
      • Little Texas [Tunica County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of North Tunica
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Texas
    • Lost Lake [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Lake
      • Lost Lake [Tunica County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of North Tunica
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Lake
    • Maud [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maud
      • Maud [Tunica County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of North Tunica
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
    • Peters [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters
      • Peters [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of North Tunica
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters
    • Pink [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink
      • Pink [Tunica County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of North Tunica
      • 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
    • Robinsonville [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinsonville
      • Robinsonville [Tunica County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of North Tunica
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinsonville
    • Savage [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savage
      • Savage [Tate County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of North Tunica
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savage

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 North Tunica. 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 ...
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of North Tunica.
      • Helena is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of North Tunica.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of North Tunica.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Luther Perkins<3>
    • Oscar Polk     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at the age of 49. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Marianna is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of North Tunica.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk<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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of North Tunica.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Caesar Warfield<3>
    • Minor Watson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Sunday December 22, 1889 and died in Alton (Illinois) on Wednesday July 28, 1965 at the age of 75. He is buried at Alton Cemetery (Madison County, Illinois).
      • Marianna is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of North Tunica.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Minor Watson<3>

How Far From North Tunica to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as North Tunica to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tunica, which is the Seat of Tunica County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 165 miles [265.5 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from North Tunica to Jackson, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 791 miles [1,273 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,639 miles [10,684.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,362 miles [11,848 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,238 miles [8,429.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tunica County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Tunica. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tunica County: www.tunicacounty.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Tunica) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Tunica. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North Tunica

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Tunica. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7009, Longitude: -90.3782       In this case, the coordinates for North Tunica 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 North Tunica 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 315.965 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.098 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.55 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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