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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 Bliss, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bliss 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 Bliss:
    • 35.413415, -91.620414
    • 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 Bliss
  • 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 Bliss ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Bliss.

Within Arkansas, the name Bliss is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Yuba County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Bliss [Yuba County].
    • Georgia
      • Bulloch 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 Georgia community of Bliss [Bulloch County].
    • Idaho
      • Gooding County
      • This Bliss is located in Gooding County and lies 1,346 miles [2,166.2 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Bliss that is located in White County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bliss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gooding County community of Bliss.
    • Kentucky
      • Adair County
      • This Bliss is located in Adair County and lies 366 miles [589 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Bliss that is located in White County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bliss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Bliss.
    • Michigan
      • Emmet County
      • This Bliss is located in Emmet County and lies 791 miles [1,273 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Bliss that is located in White County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bliss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Emmet County community of Bliss.
    • Missouri
      • Washington County
      • This Bliss is located in Washington County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Bliss that is located in White County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bliss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Bliss.
    • Nebraska
      • Holt 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 Nebraska community of Bliss [Holt County].
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Bliss [Humboldt County].
      • Ormsby County
      • This community is historic and although located in Ormsby County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ormsby County community of Bliss.
    • New York
      • Wyoming County
      • This Bliss is located in Wyoming County and lies 869 miles [1,398.5 km]<3> to the northeast of the Bliss that is located in White County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bliss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming County community of Bliss.
    • North Carolina
      • Surry 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 Bliss [Surry County].
    • Ohio
      • Pickaway 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 Ohio community of Bliss [Pickaway County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Osage 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 Oklahoma community of Bliss [Osage County].
    • Tennessee
      • Decatur County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Bliss [Decatur County].
    • West Virginia
      • Braxton 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 West Virginia community of Bliss [Braxton County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bliss ...

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.

  • Bald Knob [White County]
  • Clear Water [White County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Water
    • Clear Water [White County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Bliss
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Water have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Denmark [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
    • Denmark [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Bliss
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denmark have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
  • Dewey [White County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
    • Dewey [White County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Bliss
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Little Red [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Red
      • Little Red [White County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Bliss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Red have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Red
    • Plainview [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [White County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Bliss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Providence [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [White County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Bliss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Short [White County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short
      • Short [White County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Bliss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Short have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Steprock [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steprock
      • Steprock [White County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the west of Bliss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steprock have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steprock
    • Twentythree [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twentythree
      • Twentythree [White County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Bliss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twentythree have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twentythree
    • Velvet Ridge [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Velvet Ridge
      • Velvet Ridge [White County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Bliss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Velvet Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Velvet Ridge

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 Bliss. 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 ...
    • Geroge Willard 'Skeets' Dickey     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Kensett (Arkansas) on Saturday July 10, 1915 and died in De Witt (Arkansas) on Wednesday June 16, 1976 at the age of 60. He is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Kensett is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Bliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Geroge Willard 'Skeets' Dickey<6>
    • Marion F. Garner     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in McCrory (Arkansas) on Saturday July 24, 1926 and died in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday May 19, 2004 at the age of 77. He is buried at Houston National Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • McCrory is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Bliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion F. Garner<6>
    • Leon J. Peels     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Newport (Arkansas) on Sunday October 18, 1936 and died in Venice (California) on Saturday April 10, 1999 at the age of 62. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Newport is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Bliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon J. Peels<6>
    • Billy Ray 'Rabbit' Smith, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Augusta (Arkansas) on Sunday January 27, 1935 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday March 21, 2001 at the age of 66. He is buried at Augusta Memorial Park (Woodruff County, Arkansas).
      • Augusta is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Bliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Ray 'Rabbit' Smith, Sr.<6>

How Far From Bliss 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 Bliss 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 community of Bliss once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Bliss and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Searcy, which is the Seat of White County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bliss to Searcy, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 58 miles [93.3 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,652 miles [10,705.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,380 miles [11,877 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,257 miles [8,460.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for White County: www.whitecountyar.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bliss, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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 Bliss 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bliss) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bliss. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4134, Longitude: -91.6204       In this case, the coordinates for Bliss have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<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 Bliss 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 316.813 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.177 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.962 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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