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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 Asher, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Asher 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 Asher:
    • 35.942579, -93.850472
    • 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 Asher
  • 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 Asher ...

We have found five communities that share the name Asher.

There is one other community in Arkansas which is also named Asher.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Arkansas ...
    • Pulaski 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 Asher [Pulaski County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Yuma County
      • This Asher is located in Yuma County and lies 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km]<2> to the west of the Asher that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yuma County community of Asher.
    • Kentucky
      • Leslie County
      • This Asher is located in Leslie County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km]<2> to the east of the Asher that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leslie County community of Asher.
    • Louisiana
      • Rapides Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Asher [Rapides Parish].
    • Oklahoma
      • Pottawatomie County
      • This Asher is located in Pottawatomie County and lies 185 miles [297.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Asher that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawatomie County community of Asher.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Asher ...

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.

  • Aurora [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Asher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
  • Cannon Creek [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Creek
    • Cannon Creek [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Asher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Creek
  • Combs [Madison County]
  • Cross Roads [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
    • Cross Roads [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Asher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
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    • Crosses [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosses
      • Crosses [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crosses have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosses
    • Georgetown [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Asher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Hazel Valley [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel Valley
      • Hazel Valley [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Asher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel Valley
    • Jordan [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Madison County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Patrick [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick
      • Patrick [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patrick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick
    • Porters Store [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters Store
      • Porters Store [Washington County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Asher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters Store have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Asher. 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 ...
    • Paul 'Daffy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Thursday August 14, 1913 and died in Springdale (Arkansas) on Tueday March 17, 1981 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Memorial Cemetery (Johnson County, Arkansas).
      • Springdale is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Asher.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<5>
    • John Sherman 'Sherm' Lollar     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Asher to Huntsville, with an average speed<6> 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 122 miles [196.3 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 942 miles [1,516 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,709 miles [10,797.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,445 miles [11,981.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,325 miles [8,569.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Asher. 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Asher 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Asher) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Asher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9426, Longitude: -93.8505       In this case, the coordinates for Asher have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Asher to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.314 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.99 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.88 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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