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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 Blakemore, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blakemore 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 Blakemore:
    • 34.604816, -91.882082
    • 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 Blakemore
  • 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 Blakemore ...

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.

  • Bevis Corner [Lonoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bevis Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bevis Corner
    • Bevis Corner [Lonoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Blakemore
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bevis Corner
  • Dickey [Pulaski County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickey have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
    • Dickey [Pulaski County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Blakemore
  • England [Lonoke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for England have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for England
    • England [Lonoke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Blakemore
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,689 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on England
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for England<3>
  • Gethsemane [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gethsemane have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gethsemane
    • Gethsemane [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Blakemore
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gethsemane
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Meto [Lonoke County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meto have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meto
      • Meto [Lonoke County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Blakemore
    • Plum Bayou [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Bayou
      • Plum Bayou [Jefferson County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Blakemore
    • Tucker [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Blakemore
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
    • Union Valley [Lonoke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Valley
      • Union Valley [Lonoke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Blakemore
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Valley

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 Blakemore. 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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    • Otis Owen Brannan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at the age of 68. He is buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<4>
    • Eldridge Cleaver     (Activist, Black Panther leader, writer)
      • Activist, Black Panther leader, writer. He was born in Wabbaseka (Arkansas) on Saturday August 31, 1935 and died in Pomona (California) on Friday May 1, 1998 at the age of 62. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Wabbaseka is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eldridge Cleaver<4>
    • Gail Davis     (Actress)
    • William Malcolm 'Bill' Dickey     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bastrop (Louisiana) on Thursday June 6, 1907 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Friday November 12, 1993 at the age of 86. He is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Malcolm 'Bill' Dickey<4>
    • John Gould Fletcher     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday January 3, 1886 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday May 10, 1950 at the age of 64. He is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Gould Fletcher<4>
    • Ann Gillis     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the age of 90.
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis<4>
    • Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday February 10, 1926 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the age of 93.
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<4>
    • Charles Johnson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Pine Bluff (Arkansas) on Saturday August 7, 1909 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday June 10, 2006 at the age of 96. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Pine Bluff is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Johnson<4>
    • Lawrence Phillips     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday May 12, 1975 and died in Delano (California) on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at the age of 40. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Phillips<4>
    • Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Thursday August 3, 1961 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday November 23, 1996 at the age of 35. He is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.<4>
    • Carl Sawatski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski<4>
    • Charlie May Simon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Monticello (Arkansas) on Tueday August 17, 1897 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday March 21, 1977 at the age of 79. She is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<4>
    • Billy Ray 'Rabbit' Smith, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Augusta (Arkansas) on Sunday January 27, 1935 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday March 21, 2001 at the age of 66. He is buried at Augusta Memorial Park (Woodruff County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Blakemore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Ray 'Rabbit' Smith, Sr.<4>

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

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

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    • Lonoke, which is the Seat of Lonoke County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Blakemore to Lonoke, 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west northwest (WNW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,702 miles [10,785.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,429 miles [11,955.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,306 miles [8,539.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Lonoke County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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- Blakemore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blakemore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6048, Longitude: -91.8821       In this case, the coordinates for Blakemore have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Blakemore 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 316.916 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.19 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.222 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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