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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:
    • 34.687036, -92.687942
    • 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 ...
    • Benton County
      • This Bland is located in Benton County and lies 133 miles [214 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bland that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton 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 679 miles [1,092.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bland that is located in Saline 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 256 miles [412 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bland that is located in Saline 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 368 miles [592.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Bland that is located in Saline 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 323 miles [519.8 km] to the south southwest of the Bland that is located in Saline 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 667 miles [1,073.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bland that is located in Saline 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.

  • Alum [Saline County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alum
    • Alum [Saline County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alum have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cold Springs [Saline County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs [Saline County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Bland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Congo [Saline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congo
    • Congo [Saline County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bland
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congo
  • Crows [Saline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crows
    • Crows [Saline County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crows
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Fairplay [Saline County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplay
      • Fairplay [Saline County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ferndale [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
      • Ferndale [Pulaski County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
    • Grape [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grape
      • Grape [Saline County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grape have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grape
    • Holly Springs [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Pulaski County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Kentucky [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentucky
      • Kentucky [Saline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Bland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentucky
    • Reform [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Saline County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
    • Rubicon [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rubicon
      • Rubicon [Saline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rubicon

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 ...
    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49.
      • Benton is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<5>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<5>
    • Gail Davis     (Actress)
    • William Malcolm 'Bill' Dickey     (Major League Baseball)
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bland.
      • Little Rock is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Gould Fletcher<5>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis<5>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<5>
    • Robert Loveman     (Poet, lyricist)
      • Poet, lyricist. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday April 11, 1864 and died in Hot Springs (Arkansas) on Tueday July 10, 1923 at the age of 59. He is buried at West Hill Cemetery (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Hot Springs is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Loveman<5>
    • Patsy Montana     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Hot Springs (Arkansas) on Friday October 30, 1908 and died in San Jacinto (California) on Friday May 3, 1996 at the age of 87. She is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Hot Springs is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Montana<5>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Phillips<5>
    • Elihan Pitts     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at the age of 60.
      • Mayflower is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts<5>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bland.
      • Little Rock is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.<5>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Bland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski<5>

How Far From Bland 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 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 ...
    • Benton, which is the Seat of Saline County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bland to Benton, with an average speed<6> 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east (E). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 911 miles [1,466.1 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 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,729 miles [10,829.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,459 miles [12,004.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,336 miles [8,587.5 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 Saline County: www.salinecounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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: 34.6870, Longitude: -92.6879       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 317.444 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.813 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.563 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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