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The location of Blue Ball

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Blue Ball.

This page contains six sections:

Around Blue Ball ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort Smith. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northwest of Blue Ball. Fort Smith has a population of 88,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hot Springs. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the southeast of Blue Ball and has a population of 35,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Blue Ball and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alma   [Map]   5,672   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Atkins   [Map]   3,059   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Barling   [Map]   4,801   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Booneville   [Map]   3,898   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clarksville   [Map]   9,524   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dardanelle   [Map]   4,601   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   9,362   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mena   [Map]   5,642   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ozark   [Map]   3,573   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Paris   [Map]   3,454   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pottsville   [Map]   3,095   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Russellville   [Map]   29,583   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Van Buren   [Map]   23,367   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Waldron   [Map]   3,372   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pocola (OK)   [Map]   4,070   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aly   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Belleville   [Map]   427   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   121   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bluffton   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Briggsville   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Corinth   [Map]   68   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Danville   [Map]   2,444   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gravelly   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Harvey   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Havana   [Map]   363   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Little Texas   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Magazine   [Map]   825   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Parks   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Rover   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Waltreak   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Blue Ball, please visit our County-by-County Page for Blue Ball.

Scott County ...

Blue Ball is primarily located in Scott County. A portion of Blue Ball extends into Yell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Scott County: Logan, Montgomery, Polk, Sebastian, Yell & Le Flore (OK).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Ball ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Gravelly   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Blue Ball   [Map]
Harvey   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Little Texas   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountain Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Nebraska (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Quarry Heights   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Sugar Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Union Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Young Gravelly   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Blue Ball.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Blue Ball. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blue Ball. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Blue Ball ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Blue Ball.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Booneville Muni.   [Map]   4M2   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Danville Muni.   [Map]   32A   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Waldron Muni.    [Map]   M27   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Paris Muni.   [Map]   7M6   N   23 miles [37 km]
Bearce Airport   [Map]   7M3   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mount Ida Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Blue Ball.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blue Ball. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   E   85 miles [136.8 km]
Tulsa Intl. (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]   TUL   NW   149 miles [239.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   E   211 miles [339.6 km]
Will Rogers World Airport (OKC/KOKC)   [Map]   OKC   W   221 miles [355.7 km]
Dallas Love Fld. (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]   DAL   SW   231 miles [371.8 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl. (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]   DFW   SW   238 miles [383 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]   ---   SW   238 miles [383 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort Smith Rgnl. (FSM/KFSM)   [Map]   FSM   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Boone Co. Airport (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]   HRO   NNE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Northwest Arkansas Rgnl. (ICAO: KXNA)   [Map]   XNA   NNW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Texarkana Rgnl. (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]   TXK   S   105 miles [169 km]
Branson Meml. (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]   BBG   NNE   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Booneville Muni.   [Map]   4M2   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Danville Muni.   [Map]   32A   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Waldron Muni.    [Map]   M27   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Paris Muni.   [Map]   7M6   N   23 miles [37 km]
Bearce Airport   [Map]   7M3   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mount Ida Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Texarkana Rgnl.   (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]
        Website for Texarkana Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Branson Meml.   (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]
        Website for Branson Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mena Intermountain Muni.   (ICAO: KMEZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Russellville Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRUE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Meml. Fld.   (HOT/KHOT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Will Rogers World Airport   (OKC/KOKC)   [Map]
        Website for Will Rogers World Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Smith Rgnl.   (FSM/KFSM)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Smith Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boone Co. Airport   (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]
        Website for Boone County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Arkansas Rgnl.   (ICAO: KXNA)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blue Ball.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Blue Ball. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Ball) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ball. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9623, Longitude: -93.7085     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Ball have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Blue Ball), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blue Ball.



 
 
 

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