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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 Blocher, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blocher 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 Blocher:
    • 34.687591, -92.906840
    • 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 Blocher
  • 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 Blocher ...

We have found one communities that share the name Blocher.

Within Arkansas, the name Blocher is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, there is another community also named Blocher in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Scott County
      • This Blocher is located in Scott County and lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Blocher that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blocher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Blocher.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blocher ...

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.

  • Crows [Saline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crows
    • Crows [Saline County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Blocher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crows
  • Electric [Saline County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric
    • Electric [Saline County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Blocher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Electric have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fountain Lake [Garland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Lake
    • Fountain Lake [Garland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Blocher
    • Estimated population in 2019: 573 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Lake
  • High Point [Garland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Point
    • High Point [Garland County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Blocher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hot Springs Village [Garland County]
    • Jessieville [Garland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jessieville
      • Jessieville [Garland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Blocher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jessieville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jessieville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jessieville<3>
    • Mountain Valley [Garland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Valley
      • Mountain Valley [Garland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Blocher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Valley
    • Reform [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Saline County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Blocher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
    • Rubicon [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rubicon
      • Rubicon [Saline County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Blocher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rubicon

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 Blocher. 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 ...
    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49.
      • Benton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Blocher.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<4>
    • Robert Loveman     (Poet, lyricist)
      • Poet, lyricist. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday April 11, 1864 and died in Hot Springs (Arkansas) on Tueday July 10, 1923 at the age of 59. He is buried at West Hill Cemetery (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Hot Springs is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Blocher.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Loveman<4>
    • Patsy Montana     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Hot Springs (Arkansas) on Friday October 30, 1908 and died in San Jacinto (California) on Friday May 3, 1996 at the age of 87. She is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Hot Springs is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Blocher.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Montana<4>
    • James Edward 'Jimmy' Zinn     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Benton, which is the Seat of Saline County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Blocher to Benton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 922 miles [1,483.8 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 6,738 miles [10,843.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,468 miles [12,018.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,345 miles [8,601.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Saline County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blocher. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saline County: www.salinecounty.org/

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 from Point A (ie- Blocher) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blocher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6876, Longitude: -92.9068       In this case, the coordinates for Blocher 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 Blocher 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 317.586 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.979 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.661 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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