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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 Blanco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blanco 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 Blanco:
    • 35.928687, -92.812112
    • 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 Blanco
  • 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 Blanco ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Blanco.

Within Arkansas, the name Blanco is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Monterey County
      • This Blanco is located in Monterey County and lies 1,604 miles [2,581.4 km]<1> to the west of the Blanco that is located in Searcy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monterey County community of Blanco.
      • Tulare County
      • This Blanco is located in Tulare County and lies 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the west of the Blanco that is located in Searcy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Blanco.
    • Nevada
      • Lander County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Blanco [Lander County].
    • New Mexico
      • San Juan County
      • This Blanco is located in San Juan County and lies 836 miles [1,345.4 km]<1> to the west of the Blanco that is located in Searcy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Juan County community of Blanco.
    • Ohio
      • Mahoning County
      • This Blanco is located in Mahoning County and lies 731 miles [1,176.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blanco that is located in Searcy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahoning County community of Blanco.
    • Oklahoma
      • Pittsburg County
      • This Blanco is located in Pittsburg County and lies 185 miles [297.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Blanco that is located in Searcy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsburg County community of Blanco.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This Blanco is located in Armstrong County and lies 800 miles [1,287.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blanco that is located in Searcy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Blanco.
    • Texas
      • Blanco County
      • This Blanco is located in Blanco County and lies 516 miles [830.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Blanco that is located in Searcy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blanco County community of Blanco.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blanco ...

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.

  • Dry Creek [Searcy County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Creek
    • Dry Creek [Searcy County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Blanco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gilbert [Searcy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
    • Gilbert [Searcy County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Blanco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<4>
  • Hall [Searcy County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hall
    • Hall [Searcy County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Blanco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Horn Mountain [Searcy County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horn Mountain
    • Horn Mountain [Searcy County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Blanco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Push [Searcy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Push
      • Push [Searcy County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Blanco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Push have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Push
    • Roughedge Ford [Searcy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roughedge Ford
      • Roughedge Ford [Searcy County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blanco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roughedge Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roughedge Ford
    • Silver Hill [Searcy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Hill
      • Silver Hill [Searcy County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Blanco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Hill
    • Slicker [Searcy County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slicker
      • Slicker [Searcy County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Blanco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slicker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Snowball [Searcy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowball
      • Snowball [Searcy County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Blanco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snowball have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowball

How Far From Blanco to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Blanco to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marshall, which is the Seat of Searcy County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Blanco to Marshall, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,671 miles [10,735.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,404 miles [11,915.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,283 miles [8,502.2 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 Blanco. 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- Blanco) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blanco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9287, Longitude: -92.8121       In this case, the coordinates for Blanco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Blanco, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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 Blanco 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 317.628 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.191 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.406 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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