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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 Blanton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blanton 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 Blanton:
    • 35.174812, -90.166483
    • 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 Blanton
  • 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 Blanton ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Blanton.

Within Arkansas, the name Blanton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lee County
      • This Blanton is located in Lee County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Blanton that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Blanton.
    • Florida
      • Pasco County
      • This Blanton is located in Pasco County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Blanton that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pasco County community of Blanton.
    • Georgia
      • Lowndes County
      • This Blanton is located in Lowndes County and lies 506 miles [814.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Blanton that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lowndes County community of Blanton.
    • Kansas
      • Douglas 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 Blanton [Douglas County].
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan 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 Kentucky community of Blanton [Harlan County].
    • Mississippi
      • Sharkey County
      • This Blanton is located in Sharkey County and lies 173 miles [278.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Blanton that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sharkey County community of Blanton.
    • Oklahoma
      • Garfield County
      • This Blanton is located in Garfield County and lies 443 miles [712.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blanton that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garfield County community of Blanton.
    • Tennessee
      • Cannon 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 Tennessee community of Blanton [Cannon County].
    • Texas
      • Hill County
      • This Blanton is located in Hill County and lies 462 miles [743.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Blanton that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hill County community of Blanton.
      • Runnels County
      • This Blanton is located in Runnels County and lies 604 miles [972 km] to the west southwest of the Blanton that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Runnels County community of Blanton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blanton ...

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.

  • Greenlaw [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlaw
    • Greenlaw [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Blanton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenlaw have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlaw
  • Harvard [Crittenden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
    • Harvard [Crittenden County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Blanton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
  • Hunt Village [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt Village
    • Hunt Village [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Blanton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,234 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt Village
  • Island Forty [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Forty
    • Island Forty [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Blanton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Forty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Forty
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • James Mill [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Mill
      • James Mill [Crittenden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Mill
    • Mallory [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
      • Mallory [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
    • Marion [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Crittenden County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blanton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
    • Mound City [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Crittenden County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Mounds [Cross County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mounds
      • Mounds [Cross County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mounds have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mounds
    • Redman Point [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redman Point
      • Redman Point [Crittenden County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redman Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redman Point
    • Riceville [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Crittenden County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
    • Shadowlawn [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadowlawn
      • Shadowlawn [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadowlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadowlawn
    • Stonewall Place [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall Place
      • Stonewall Place [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall Place
    • Sunset [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Crittenden County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset

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 Blanton. 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 ...
    • Johnny Ace     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at the age of 25. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<6>
    • 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.
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<6>
    • Charles 'Packy' Axton     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at the age of 32. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton<6>
    • Kathy Bates     (Oscar winning actress, director)
      • Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
      • Germantown is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<6>
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<6>
    • Bobby 'Blue' Bland     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Rosemark (Tennessee) on Monday January 27, 1930 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 23, 2013 at the age of 83.
      • Rosemark is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Blanton.
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby 'Blue' Bland<6>
    • Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.     (Musician)
    • Lorraine Brox     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at the age of 92. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox<6>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19.
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<6>
    • James Carr     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<6>
    • O'Landa Draper     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday September 29, 1963 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday July 21, 1998 at the age of 34.
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: O'Landa Draper<6>
    • Donald 'Duck' Dunn     (Musician, songwriter, producer)
      • Musician, songwriter, producer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Tokyo (Japan) on Sunday May 13, 2012 at the age of 70.
      • Memphis is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Blanton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Duck' Dunn<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marion, which is the Seat of Crittenden County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 122 miles [196.3 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Blanton to Little Rock, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,607 miles [10,632.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,331 miles [11,798.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,207 miles [8,379.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Crittenden County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blanton. 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 '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- Blanton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blanton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1748, Longitude: -90.1665       In this case, the coordinates for Blanton 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Blanton 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 Blanton, 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 Blanton 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 315.865 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.046 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.367 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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