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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 Blowing Cave, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blowing Cave and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Blowing Cave:
    • 35.822298, -91.658473
    • 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 Blowing Cave
  • 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 Blowing Cave ...

We have found one communities that share the name Blowing Cave.

Within Arkansas, the name Blowing Cave is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Decatur 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 Georgia community of Blowing Cave [Decatur County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blowing Cave ...

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.

  • Hickory Valley [Independence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Valley
    • Hickory Valley [Independence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Blowing Cave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Valley
  • Limedale [Independence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limedale
    • Limedale [Independence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Blowing Cave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limedale
  • Limedale Junction [Independence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limedale Junction
    • Limedale Junction [Independence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Blowing Cave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limedale Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limedale Junction
  • Limeville [Independence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limeville
    • Limeville [Independence County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Blowing Cave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Locust Grove [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [Independence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Blowing Cave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Meadow Heights [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Heights
      • Meadow Heights [Independence County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Blowing Cave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Heights
    • Quail Valley [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Valley
      • Quail Valley [Independence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Blowing Cave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Valley
    • Riverview [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Independence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Blowing Cave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Sandtown [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandtown
      • Sandtown [Independence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Blowing Cave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
    • Sharp [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharp
      • Sharp [Independence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Blowing Cave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharp

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 Blowing Cave. 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 ...
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Blowing Cave.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon J. Peels<4>
    • Dick Powell     (Actor)
    • Harold Morrow Sherman     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Traverse City (Michigan) on Wednesday July 13, 1898 and died in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Wednesday August 19, 1987 at the age of 89. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Grand Traverse County, Michigan).
      • Mountain View is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Blowing Cave.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Morrow Sherman<4>

How Far From Blowing Cave 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 Blowing Cave 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<5> community of Blowing Cave once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Blowing Cave and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Batesville, which is the Seat of Independence County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 82 miles [132 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Blowing Cave to Little Rock, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 829 miles [1,334.1 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,632 miles [10,673.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,362 miles [11,848 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,240 miles [8,433 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Independence County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Blowing Cave 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' (or 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- Blowing Cave) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blowing Cave. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8223, Longitude: -91.6585       In this case, the coordinates for Blowing Cave 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>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>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 Blowing Cave, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Blowing Cave 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 316.868 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.295 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.904 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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