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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 Blanchard, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blanchard 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 Blanchard:
    • 34.172333, -94.464101
    • 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 Blanchard
  • 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 Blanchard ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Blanchard.

Within Arkansas, the name Blanchard is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another nineteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nineteen communities, eighteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Mariposa County
      • This Blanchard is located in Mariposa County and lies 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mariposa County community of Blanchard.
    • Delaware
      • Sussex County
      • This Blanchard is located in Sussex County and lies 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Blanchard.
    • Idaho
      • Bonner County
      • This Blanchard is located in Bonner County and lies 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bonner County community of Blanchard.
    • Iowa
      • Page County
      • This Blanchard is located in Page County and lies 444 miles [714.5 km]<1> to the north of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Page County community of Blanchard.
    • Kansas
      • Kingman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Blanchard [Kingman County].
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This Blanchard is located in Caddo Parish and lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo Parish community of Blanchard.
    • Maine
      • Piscataquis County
      • This Blanchard is located in Piscataquis County and lies 1,518 miles [2,443 km]<1> to the northeast of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Piscataquis County community of Blanchard.
    • Michigan
      • Isabella County
      • This Blanchard is located in Isabella County and lies 818 miles [1,316.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Isabella County community of Blanchard.
    • New Mexico
      • San Miguel County
      • This Blanchard is located in San Miguel County and lies 623 miles [1,002.6 km]<1> to the west of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Miguel County community of Blanchard.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • North Dakota
      • Traill County
      • This Blanchard is located in Traill County and lies 920 miles [1,480.6 km]<1> to the north of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Traill County community of Blanchard.
    • Ohio
      • Hardin County
      • This Blanchard is located in Hardin County and lies 745 miles [1,199 km]<1> to the northeast of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Blanchard.
      • Licking County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Blanchard [Licking County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Grady County
      • This Blanchard is located in Grady County and lies 193 miles [310.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grady County community of Blanchard.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Blanchard is located in Allegheny County and lies 917 miles [1,475.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Blanchard.
      • Centre County
      • This Blanchard is located in Centre County and lies 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km] to the east northeast of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Centre County community of Blanchard.
    • Texas
      • Polk County
      • This Blanchard is located in Polk County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the south of the Blanchard that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Blanchard.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Weber County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Blanchard.
    • Washington
      • Skagit County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Blanchard [Skagit County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blanchard ...

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.

  • Bog Springs [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bog Springs
    • Bog Springs [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Blanchard
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bog Springs
  • Chapel Hill [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Sevier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Blanchard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Cross Trails [Sevier County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Trails
    • Cross Trails [Sevier County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Blanchard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Trails have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • De Queen [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Queen
    • De Queen [Sevier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Blanchard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Queen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Queen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Queen<5>
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Eagletown [McCurtain County]
    • Holly Grove [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
      • Holly Grove [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Blanchard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
    • King [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
      • King [Sevier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Blanchard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
    • Mineral [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
      • Mineral [Sevier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Blanchard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
    • Oak Grove [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Sevier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Blanchard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Process City [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Process City
      • Process City [Sevier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Blanchard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Process City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Process City
    • Union [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Sevier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Blanchard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Blanchard. 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 ...
    • Harry David 'The Cat' Brecheen     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Broken Bow (Oklahoma) on Wednesday October 14, 1914 and died in Bethany (Oklahoma) on Saturday January 17, 2004 at the age of 89. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Pontotoc County, Oklahoma).
      • Broken Bow is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Blanchard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry David 'The Cat' Brecheen<6>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Blanchard once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Blanchard and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • De Queen, which is the Seat of Sevier County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Blanchard to De Queen, with an average speed<7> 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 131 miles [210.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,018 miles [1,638.3 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,824 miles [10,982.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,556 miles [12,160.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,434 miles [8,745.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sevier County: www.seviercounty-ar.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Blanchard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blanchard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1723, Longitude: -94.4641       In this case, the coordinates for Blanchard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Blanchard 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.
<3>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 Blanchard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Blanchard to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.554 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.041 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.435 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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