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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 Bledsoe, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bledsoe 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 Bledsoe:
    • 34.905373, -90.524270
    • 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 Bledsoe
  • 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 Bledsoe ...

We have found six communities that share the name Bledsoe.

Within Arkansas, the name Bledsoe is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Talladega County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Bledsoe [Talladega County].
    • Arizona
      • Cochise County
      • This Bledsoe is located in Cochise County and lies 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km]<2> to the west of the Bledsoe that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bledsoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cochise County community of Bledsoe.
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • This Bledsoe is located in Harlan County and lies 423 miles [680.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Bledsoe that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bledsoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harlan County community of Bledsoe.
    • Tennessee
      • Lincoln County
      • This Bledsoe is located in Lincoln County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km]<2> to the east of the Bledsoe that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bledsoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Bledsoe.
      • Sumner County
      • This Bledsoe is located in Sumner County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km] to the east northeast of the Bledsoe that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bledsoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Bledsoe.
    • Texas
      • Cochran County
      • This Bledsoe is located in Cochran County and lies 718 miles [1,155.5 km]<2> to the west of the Bledsoe that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bledsoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cochran County community of Bledsoe.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bledsoe ...

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.

  • Burnt Cane Crossing [Saint Francis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Cane Crossing
    • Burnt Cane Crossing [Saint Francis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Bledsoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Cane Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Cane Crossing
  • Cody [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
    • Cody [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Bledsoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cody have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody
  • Council [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council
    • Council [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Bledsoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Council have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council
  • Cut-Off Ferry [Saint Francis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut-Off Ferry
    • Cut-Off Ferry [Saint Francis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Bledsoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cut-Off Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cut-Off Ferry
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Greasy Corner [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greasy Corner
      • Greasy Corner [Saint Francis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Bledsoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greasy Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greasy Corner
    • Hughes [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes
      • Hughes [Saint Francis County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Bledsoe
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughes<4>
    • Mud Lake [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mud Lake
      • Mud Lake [Saint Francis County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Bledsoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mud Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mud Lake
    • Peters [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters
      • Peters [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Bledsoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters
    • Red Gum Farm [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Gum Farm
      • Red Gum Farm [Saint Francis County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Bledsoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Gum Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Gum Farm
    • Robinson Ferry [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson Ferry
      • Robinson Ferry [Saint Francis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Bledsoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Ferry
    • True Love Crossing [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for True Love Crossing
      • True Love Crossing [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Bledsoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for True Love Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on True Love Crossing
    • Wildwood [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Saint Francis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Bledsoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Bledsoe. 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.

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    • Dave 'Hawg' Hanner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Parkin (Arkansas) on Thursday May 22, 1930 and died in Tarpon Springs (Florida) on Thursday September 11, 2008 at the age of 78.
      • Parkin is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Bledsoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave 'Hawg' Hanner<5>
    • Robert Lockwood, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Turkey Scratch (Arkansas) on Saturday March 27, 1915 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Tueday November 21, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Turkey Scratch is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Bledsoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Lockwood, Jr.<5>
    • Robert Nighthawk     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Helena (Arkansas) on Tueday November 30, 1909 and died in Helena (Arkansas) on Sunday November 5, 1967 at the age of 58. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Phillips County, Arkansas).
      • Helena is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Bledsoe.
      • Helena is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Bledsoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<5>
    • Oscar Polk     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at the age of 49. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Marianna is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Bledsoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk<5>
    • Charlie Rich     (Singer, musician)
      • Singer, musician. He was born in Colt (Arkansas) on Wednesday December 14, 1932 and died in Hammond (Louisiana) on Tueday July 25, 1995 at the age of 62.
      • Colt is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Bledsoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Rich<5>
    • John 'Big John' Tate     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at the age of 43. He is buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas).
      • Marion is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Bledsoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<5>
    • Johnnie Harrison Taylor     (Singer)
    • William Caesar Warfield     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in West Helena (Arkansas) on Thursday January 22, 1920 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday August 25, 2002 at the age of 82. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • West Helena is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Bledsoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Caesar Warfield<5>
    • Minor Watson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Sunday December 22, 1889 and died in Alton (Illinois) on Wednesday July 28, 1965 at the age of 75. He is buried at Alton Cemetery (Madison County, Illinois).
      • Marianna is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Bledsoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Minor Watson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marianna, which is the Seat of Lee County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bledsoe to Marianna, 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 99 miles [159.3 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,634 miles [10,676.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,359 miles [11,843.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,234 miles [8,423.3 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 Bledsoe. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bledsoe 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bledsoe) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bledsoe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9054, Longitude: -90.5243       In this case, the coordinates for Bledsoe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Bledsoe 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 316.073 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.251 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.575 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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