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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 Bleaker, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bleaker 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 Bleaker:
    • 34.030656, -92.442932
    • 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 Bleaker
  • 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 Bleaker ...

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.

  • Bunn [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunn
    • Bunn [Dallas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bleaker
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunn
  • Carthage [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bleaker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 295 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
  • Croak [Cleveland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Croak
    • Croak [Cleveland County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Bleaker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Croak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ivan [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
    • Ivan [Dallas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Bleaker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivan
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Ivy [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy [Dallas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bleaker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
    • Lees Ferry [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Ferry
      • Lees Ferry [Dallas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bleaker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Ferry
    • Mansville [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansville
      • Mansville [Cleveland County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bleaker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saline [Dallas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
      • Saline [Dallas County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bleaker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saline River [Grant County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline River
      • Saline River [Grant County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bleaker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saline River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Bleaker. 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 ...
    • Charles Johnson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Pine Bluff (Arkansas) on Saturday August 7, 1909 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday June 10, 2006 at the age of 96. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Pine Bluff is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Bleaker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Johnson<3>
    • Clark Terry     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Tueday December 14, 1920 and died in Pine Bluff (Arkansas) on Saturday February 21, 2015 at the age of 94. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Pine Bluff is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Bleaker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Terry<3>

How Far From Bleaker to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Bleaker once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Bleaker and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Rison, which is the Seat of Cleveland County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bleaker to Rison, with an average speed<5> 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 four to five hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,753 miles [10,867.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,480 miles [12,037.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,356 miles [8,619.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Arkansas

About Cleveland County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Bleaker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bleaker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0307, Longitude: -92.4429       In this case, the coordinates for Bleaker 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>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 Bleaker, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Bleaker 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 317.226 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.473 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.564 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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