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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 Apalco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Apalco and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Apalco:
    • 33.358458, -93.460175
    • 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 Apalco
  • 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 Apalco ...

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.

  • Box Springs [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Springs
    • Box Springs [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Apalco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Box Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Springs
  • Experiment [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Experiment
    • Experiment [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Apalco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Experiment have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Experiment
  • Falcon [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
    • Falcon [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Apalco
    • 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
  • Friendship [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Apalco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
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    • Hennessey [Hempstead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hennessey
      • Hennessey [Hempstead County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Apalco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hennessey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lewisville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Lafayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Apalco
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<3>
    • Lumber [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber
      • Lumber [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Apalco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber
    • Mount Pleasant [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Apalco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Piney Grove [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
      • Piney Grove [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Apalco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove
    • Stamps [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamps
      • Stamps [Lafayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Apalco
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamps<3>
    • Waldo [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Apalco
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldo<3>

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 Apalco. 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.

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    • Bill Clinton     (42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001))
      • 42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001). He was born in Hope (Arkansas) on Monday August 19, 1946
      • Hope is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Apalco.
    • Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at the age of 83. He is buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas).
      • Waldo is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Apalco.
      • Waldo is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Apalco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lewisville, which is the Seat of Lafayette County and lies just to the West.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Apalco to Little Rock, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,827 miles [10,987 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,554 miles [12,157 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,430 miles [8,738.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Lafayette County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Apalco) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apalco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3585, Longitude: -93.4602       In this case, the coordinates for Apalco 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 Apalco 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 317.815 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.072 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.111 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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