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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 Artex, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Artex 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 Artex:
    • 33.387625, -93.832126
    • 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 Artex
  • 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 Artex ...

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.

  • Boggy [Miller County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggy
    • Boggy [Miller County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Artex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boggy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggy
  • Clipper [Miller County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clipper
    • Clipper [Miller County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Artex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clipper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clipper
  • Gertrude [Miller County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gertrude
    • Gertrude [Miller County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Artex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gertrude have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gertrude
  • Hoot [Bowie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoot
    • Hoot [Bowie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Artex
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoot
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    • Jonesville [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Miller County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Artex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Lewisville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Lafayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Artex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<3>
    • Line Ferry [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Line Ferry
      • Line Ferry [Miller County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Artex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Line Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Line Ferry
    • Mount Pleasant [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Miller County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Artex
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Artex
      • 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
    • Pleasant Hill [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Miller County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Artex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Rocky Mound [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mound
      • Rocky Mound [Miller County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Artex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mound
    • Sulphur [Bowie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur
      • Sulphur [Bowie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Artex
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur

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 Artex. 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 ...
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Artex.
    • Elizabeth 'Brave Bessie' Coleman     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Atlanta (Texas) on Tueday January 26, 1892 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Friday April 30, 1926 at the age of 34. We don't have any burial details.
      • Atlanta is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Artex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth 'Brave Bessie' Coleman<4>
    • Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Texarkana (Texas) on Tueday October 13, 1931 and died in La Jolla (California) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at the age of 69. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Texarkana is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Artex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews<4>
    • John 'Country Johnny' Mathis     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Maud (Texas) on Tueday September 30, 1930 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 2011 at the age of 81. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery (Marshall County, Tennessee).
      • Maud is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Artex.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Country Johnny' Mathis<4>

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

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

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    • Texarkana, which is the Seat of Miller County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Artex to Texarkana, with an average speed<5> 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.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,840 miles [11,007.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,568 miles [12,179.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,445 miles [8,762.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Artex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3876, Longitude: -93.8321       In this case, the coordinates for Artex 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 Artex 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 318.059 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.361 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.269 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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