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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 Anderson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Anderson 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 Anderson:
    • 34.912321, -94.121597
    • 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 Anderson
  • 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

Communities Also Named Anderson ...

We found 69 communities that share the name Anderson.

There are two communities within Arkansas that are also named Anderson.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another 67 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 67 communities, 66 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Arkansas ...
    • Izard County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Anderson [Izard County].
    • Pike County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Anderson [Pike County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This Anderson is located in Cherokee County and lies 479 miles [770.9 km]<3> to the east of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Anderson.
      • Etowah County
      • This Anderson is located in Etowah County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km] to the east of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Etowah County community of Anderson.
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Anderson is located in Lauderdale County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km] to the east of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Anderson.
    • Alaska
      • This Anderson lies 3,039 miles [4,890.8 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
    • British Columbia
      • This Anderson lies 1,858 miles [2,990.2 km]<3> to the northwest of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
    • California
      • Shasta County
      • This Anderson is located in Shasta County and lies 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Anderson.
    • Georgia
      • Chatham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Chatham County].
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Johnson County].
      • Laurens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Laurens County].
      • Lowndes County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Lowndes County].
      • Randolph County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Randolph County].
      • Walton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Walton County].
      • Whitfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Anderson [Whitfield County].
    • Idaho
      • Franklin County
      • This Anderson is located in Franklin County and lies 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Anderson.
    • Illinois
      • Cass County
      • This Anderson is located in Cass County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Anderson.
      • Macoupin County
      • This Anderson is located in Macoupin County and lies 385 miles [619.6 km] to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macoupin County community of Anderson.
    • Indiana
      • Madison County
      • This Anderson is located in Madison County and lies 583 miles [938.2 km]<3> to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Anderson.
    • Iowa
      • Fremont County
      • This Anderson is located in Fremont County and lies 414 miles [666.3 km]<3> to the north of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Anderson.
    • Kansas
      • Pratt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Anderson [Pratt County].
      • Smith County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Anderson [Smith County].
    • Kentucky
      • Logan County
      • This Anderson is located in Logan County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Anderson.
      • Todd County
      • This Anderson is located in Todd County and lies 408 miles [656.6 km] to the east northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Todd County community of Anderson.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Anderson is located in Bienville Parish and lies 190 miles [305.8 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Anderson.
    • Michigan
      • Livingston County
      • This Anderson is located in Livingston County and lies 753 miles [1,211.8 km]<3> to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Anderson.
      • Marquette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Marquette County].
      • Menominee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Menominee County].
      • Midland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Midland County].
      • Montmorency County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Montmorency County].
      • Osceola County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Osceola County].
      • Otsego County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Otsego County].
      • Sanilac County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Anderson [Sanilac County].
    • Mississippi
      • Madison County
      • This Anderson is located in Madison County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km]<3> to the southeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Anderson.
    • Missouri
      • McDonald County
      • This Anderson is located in McDonald County and lies 121 miles [194.7 km]<3> to the north of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDonald County community of Anderson.
      • Putnam County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Putnam County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Anderson.
    • Montana
      • Beaverhead County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Beaverhead County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaverhead County community of Anderson.
      • Roosevelt County
      • This Anderson is located in Roosevelt County and lies 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Anderson.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Anderson [Elko County].
      • Washoe County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Anderson [Washoe County].
    • New Jersey
      • Warren County
      • This Anderson is located in Warren County and lies 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Anderson.
    • New York
      • Sullivan County
      • This Anderson is located in Sullivan County and lies 1,152 miles [1,854 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Anderson.
    • North Carolina
      • Caswell County
      • This Anderson is located in Caswell County and lies 834 miles [1,342.2 km]<3> to the east of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caswell County community of Anderson.
      • Dare County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Anderson [Dare County].
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Anderson [Ashtabula County].
      • Erie County
      • This Anderson is located in Erie County and lies 771 miles [1,240.8 km]<3> to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Anderson.
      • Ross County
      • This Anderson is located in Ross County and lies 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the east northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Anderson.
    • Oklahoma
      • Lincoln County
      • This Anderson is located in Lincoln County and lies 173 miles [278.4 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Anderson.
      • Pottawatomie County
      • This Anderson is located in Pottawatomie County and lies 162 miles [260.7 km] to the west of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawatomie County community of Anderson.
    • Ontario
      • This Anderson lies 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km]<3> to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This Anderson is located in Clackamas County and lies 1,647 miles [2,650.6 km]<3> to the northwest of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Anderson.
      • Josephine County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Anderson [Josephine County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Anderson is located in Clearfield County and lies 940 miles [1,512.8 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Anderson.
      • Mifflin County
      • This Anderson is located in Mifflin County and lies 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the east northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mifflin County community of Anderson.
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Anderson [Washington County].
    • Quebec
      • This Anderson lies 1,266 miles [2,037.4 km]<3> to the northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
    • South Carolina
      • Anderson County
      • This Anderson is located in Anderson County and lies 651 miles [1,047.7 km]<3> to the east of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Anderson.
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee County
      • This Anderson is located in Coffee County and lies 449 miles [722.6 km]<3> to the east of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Anderson.
      • Franklin County
      • This Anderson is located in Franklin County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km] to the east of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Anderson.
      • Hamilton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Anderson [Hamilton County].
      • Overton County
      • This Anderson is located in Overton County and lies 506 miles [814.3 km] to the east northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Overton County community of Anderson.
      • Sullivan County
      • This Anderson is located in Sullivan County and lies 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the east northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Anderson.
    • Texas
      • Grimes County
      • This Anderson is located in Grimes County and lies 324 miles [521.4 km]<3> to the south southwest of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grimes County community of Anderson.
    • Virginia
      • Goochland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Anderson [Goochland County].
    • West Virginia
      • Hancock County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Anderson [Hancock County].
      • Preston County
      • This Anderson is located in Preston County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Anderson.
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Anderson [Grant County].
      • Oconto County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Anderson [Oconto County].
      • Rock County
      • This Anderson is located in Rock County and lies 604 miles [972 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Anderson that is located in Scott County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock County community of Anderson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Anderson ...

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.

  • Bryan
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryan
    • Bryan is located in Scott County
  • Buffalo ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo is located in Scott County
  • Elm Park
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
    • Elm Park is located in Scott County
  • Evening Shade
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evening Shade have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evening Shade
    • Evening Shade is located in Scott County
  • Green Ridge
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Ridge
    • Green Ridge is located in Scott County
  • Kings Creek ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Creek
    • Kings Creek is located in Scott County
  • Lewis
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
    • Lewis is located in Scott County
  • Lone Elm
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Elm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Elm
    • Lone Elm is located in Scott County
  • Needmore
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
    • Needmore is located in Scott County
  • Oliver
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
    • Oliver is located in Scott County
  • Pleasant Hill
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill is located in Scott County
  • Sensation ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sensation have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sensation
    • Sensation is located in Scott County

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

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

  • Waldron, which is the Seat of Scott County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 106 miles [170.6 km]<3> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Anderson to Little Rock, 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,772 miles [10,898.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,506 miles [12,079.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,385 miles [8,666.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Anderson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Anderson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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- Anderson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9123, Longitude: -94.1216       In this case, the coordinates for Anderson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Anderson 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 318.402 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.959 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.17 degrees.









 

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