RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Blansett, Arkansas

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other AR
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Blansett, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blansett 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 Blansett:
    • 34.790102, -94.220212
    • 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 Blansett
  • 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 Blansett ...

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.

  • Acorn [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acorn
    • Acorn [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Blansett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acorn
  • Bryan [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryan
    • Bryan [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Blansett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryan
  • Buffalo [Scott County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Scott County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Blansett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chant [Scott County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chant
    • Chant [Scott County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Blansett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Evening Shade [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evening Shade
      • Evening Shade [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Blansett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evening Shade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evening Shade
    • Gate [Scott County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gate
      • Gate [Scott County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blansett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Needmore [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Blansett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
    • Oliver [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
      • Oliver [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Blansett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
    • Pleasant Hill [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Blansett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Rich Mountain [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Mountain
      • Rich Mountain [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Blansett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Mountain
    • Sensation [Scott County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sensation
      • Sensation [Scott County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Blansett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sensation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tintop [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tintop
      • Tintop [Scott County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Blansett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tintop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tintop
    • Y City [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Y City
      • Y City [Scott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Blansett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Y City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Y City

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 Blansett. 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 ...
    • Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Sunday January 16, 1910 and died in Reno (Nevada) on Wednesday July 17, 1974 at the age of 64.
      • Lucas is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blansett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean<3>
    • 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).
      • Lucas is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blansett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<3>
    • T. Texas Tyler     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mena (Arkansas) on Tueday June 20, 1916 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Sunday January 23, 1972 at the age of 55. He is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Mena is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Blansett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: T. Texas Tyler<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Waldron, which is the Seat of Scott County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Blansett to Waldron, with an average speed<4> 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 111 miles [178.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,782 miles [10,914.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,516 miles [12,095.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,394 miles [8,680.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Scott County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blansett. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blansett) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blansett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7901, Longitude: -94.2202       In this case, the coordinates for Blansett have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Blansett to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.455 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.005 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.233 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 26 Oct 2020