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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 Blevins, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blevins 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 Blevins:
    • 33.871669, -93.577761
    • 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 Blevins
  • 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 Blevins ...

We have found five communities that share the name Blevins.

Within Arkansas, the name Blevins is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Lawrence County
      • This Blevins is located in Lawrence County and lies 662 miles [1,065.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blevins that is located in Hempstead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blevins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Blevins.
    • North Carolina
      • Ashe 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 Blevins [Ashe County].
    • Tennessee
      • Carter County
      • This Blevins is located in Carter County and lies 665 miles [1,070.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blevins that is located in Hempstead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blevins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Blevins.
      • Hawkins 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 Tennessee community of Blevins [Hawkins County].
    • Texas
      • Falls County
      • This Blevins is located in Falls County and lies 279 miles [449 km]<1> to the southwest of the Blevins that is located in Hempstead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blevins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Falls County community of Blevins.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blevins ...

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.

  • Ball [Pike County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball
    • Ball [Pike County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Blevins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Billstown [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billstown
    • Billstown [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Blevins
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billstown
  • Crossroads [Hempstead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Hempstead County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Blevins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Delight [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delight
    • Delight [Pike County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Blevins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delight
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delight<4>
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    • Drab [Hempstead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drab
      • Drab [Hempstead County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blevins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drab have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Emmet [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
      • Emmet [Nevada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Blevins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 461 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
    • Hopewell [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Pike County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Blevins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Iron Springs [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Springs
      • Iron Springs [Nevada County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Blevins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Springs
    • Maxwell [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Pike County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blevins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Perrytown [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrytown
      • Perrytown [Hempstead County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Blevins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrytown
    • Piney Grove [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
      • Piney Grove [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Blevins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove
    • Pleasant Hill [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Nevada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Blevins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Yancy [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yancy
      • Yancy [Hempstead County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Blevins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yancy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yancy

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 Blevins. 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 ...
    • Bill Clinton     (42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001))
      • 42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001). He was born in Hope (Arkansas) on Monday August 19, 1946
      • Hope is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Blevins.
    • Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Gurdon (Arkansas) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Fitchburg (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 2003 at the age of 79. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Gurdon is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Blevins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hope, which is the Seat of Hempstead County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Blevins to Hope, 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 four to five hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the northeast (NE). 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 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,805 miles [10,951.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,534 miles [12,124.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,411 miles [8,708.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Hempstead County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blevins. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blevins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blevins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8717, Longitude: -93.5778       In this case, the coordinates for Blevins 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Blevins 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>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 Blevins 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 317.944 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.29 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.086 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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