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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 Bland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bland 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 Bland:
    • 36.333407, -93.923809
    • 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 Bland
  • 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 Bland ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Bland.

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

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

  • Communities Located In Arkansas ...
    • Saline County
      • This Bland is located in Saline County and lies 133 miles [214 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Bland that is located in Benton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Bland.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Elbert 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 Colorado community of Bland [Elbert County].
    • Florida
      • Alachua County
      • This Bland is located in Alachua County and lies 795 miles [1,279.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bland that is located in Benton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alachua County community of Bland.
    • Georgia
      • Bulloch 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 Georgia community of Bland [Bulloch County].
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Bourbon County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bourbon County community of Bland.
      • Reno County
      • This community is historic and although located in Reno County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reno County community of Bland.
    • Missouri
      • Gasconade County
      • This Bland is located in Gasconade County and lies 185 miles [297.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bland that is located in Benton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gasconade County community of Bland.
    • New Mexico
      • Sandoval 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 New Mexico community of Bland [Sandoval County].
    • North Carolina
      • Sampson 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 North Carolina community of Bland [Sampson County].
    • Texas
      • Bell County
      • This Bland is located in Bell County and lies 409 miles [658.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Bland that is located in Benton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bell County community of Bland.
      • Orange County
      • This Bland is located in Orange County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km] to the south of the Bland that is located in Benton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Bland.
    • Virginia
      • Bland County
      • This Bland is located in Bland County and lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km]<1> to the east of the Bland that is located in Benton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bland County community of Bland.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bland ...

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.

  • Beaver Shores [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Shores
    • Beaver Shores [Benton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Shores
  • Cottage Hill [Benton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Hill
    • Cottage Hill [Benton County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Disney Ferry [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Disney Ferry
    • Disney Ferry [Benton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Disney Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Disney Ferry
  • Green Acres [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Benton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Bland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Key [Benton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Key
      • Key [Benton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Key have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lost Bridge Village [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Bridge Village
      • Lost Bridge Village [Benton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Bridge Village
    • Oak Grove [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Benton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bland
      • 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
    • Pine Top [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Top
      • Pine Top [Benton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Top have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Top
    • Rock [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock
      • Rock [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock
    • Sharp Ford [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharp Ford
      • Sharp Ford [Benton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharp Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharp Ford
    • Tanglewood [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Benton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood
    • Van Winkle Ferry [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Winkle Ferry
      • Van Winkle Ferry [Benton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Winkle Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Winkle Ferry
    • Vista Shores [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista Shores
      • Vista Shores [Benton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista Shores
    • Walnut Hill [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Benton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
    • War Eagle [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War Eagle
      • War Eagle [Benton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Bland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War Eagle

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 Bland. 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<5>
    • John Sherman 'Sherm' Lollar     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bentonville, which is the Seat of Benton County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Bland to Bentonville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 939 miles [1,511.2 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 6,692 miles [10,769.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,429 miles [11,955.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,310 miles [8,545.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Benton County: www.co.benton.ar.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3334, Longitude: -93.9238       In this case, the coordinates for Bland 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 Bland 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 Bland, 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>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 Bland 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 318.395 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.135 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.848 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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