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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 Blick, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blick 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 Blick:
    • 35.383691, -92.705997
    • 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 Blick
  • 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 Blick ...

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.

  • Arthur [Conway County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Conway County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Blick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
  • Birdtown [Conway County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdtown
    • Birdtown [Conway County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Blick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdtown
  • Gobblers Point [Conway County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gobblers Point
    • Gobblers Point [Conway County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Blick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gobblers Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gobblers Point
  • Gravel Hill [Van Buren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
    • Gravel Hill [Van Buren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Blick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Hill
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    • Jerusalem [Conway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerusalem
      • Jerusalem [Conway County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Blick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerusalem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerusalem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jerusalem<3>
    • Liberty Springs [Van Buren County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Springs
      • Liberty Springs [Van Buren County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Blick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lick Mountain [Conway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lick Mountain
      • Lick Mountain [Conway County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Blick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lick Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lick Mountain
    • Lone Grove [Conway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Grove
      • Lone Grove [Conway County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Blick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Grove
    • Lost Corner [Conway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Corner
      • Lost Corner [Conway County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Blick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Corner
    • Old Liberty [Van Buren County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Liberty
      • Old Liberty [Van Buren County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Blick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Hill [Conway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Conway County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Blick
      • 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
    • Robertsville [Conway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertsville
      • Robertsville [Conway County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Blick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robertsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robertsville
    • Sunnyside [Conway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Conway County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Blick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Wonderview [Conway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wonderview
      • Wonderview [Conway County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Blick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wonderview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wonderview

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 Blick. 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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    • Marvin Edward Blaylock     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Conway is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Blick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<4>
    • Scott Bradley     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Russellville (Arkansas) on Thursday November 26, 1891 and died in Chatsworth (California) on Wednesday April 27, 1977 at the age of 85. He is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Russellville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Blick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott Bradley<4>
    • Otis Owen Brannan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at the age of 68. He is buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas).
      • Greenbrier is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Blick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<4>
    • Bobby Burnett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Clinton (Arkansas) on Monday January 4, 1943 and died in Marion (Illinois) on Saturday October 1, 2016 at the age of 73. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Douglas County, Colorado).
      • Clinton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Blick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Burnett<4>
    • Johnny Carpenter     (Actor)
    • John Carter     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at the age of 87.
      • Center Ridge is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Blick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter<4>
    • Ellis Kinder     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Atkins (Arkansas) on Sunday July 26, 1914 and died in Jackson (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 16, 1968 at the age of 54. He is buried at Highland Memorial Gardens (Madison County, Tennessee).
      • Atkins is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Blick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ellis Kinder<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Morrilton, which is the Seat of Conway County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Blick to Morrilton, 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 five to six hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,695 miles [10,774.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,426 miles [11,951 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,304 miles [8,536 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Conway County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3837, Longitude: -92.7060       In this case, the coordinates for Blick 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Blick 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 317.515 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.988 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.453 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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