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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 Blue Ball, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blue Ball 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 Blue Ball:
    • 34.962316, -93.708530
    • 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 Blue Ball
  • 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 Blue Ball ...

We have found three communities that share the name Blue Ball.

Within Arkansas, the name Blue Ball is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Blue Ball is located in New Castle County and lies 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blue Ball that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ball
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Blue Ball.
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • This Blue Ball is located in Butler County and lies 602 miles [968.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Blue Ball that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ball
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Blue Ball.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Blue Ball is located in Lancaster County and lies 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blue Ball that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ball
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Blue Ball.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Ball ...

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.

  • Gravelly [Yell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravelly
    • Gravelly [Yell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Blue Ball
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravelly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravelly
  • Harvey [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
    • Harvey [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Blue Ball
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
  • Little Texas [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Texas
    • Little Texas [Scott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Blue Ball
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Texas
  • Mountain Grove [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Grove
    • Mountain Grove [Logan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue Ball
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Grove
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    • Nebraska [Scott County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebraska
      • Nebraska [Scott County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Blue Ball
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebraska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Hill [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Yell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue Ball
      • 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
    • Quarry Heights [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarry Heights
      • Quarry Heights [Yell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Blue Ball
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quarry Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarry Heights
    • Sugar Grove [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Logan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue Ball
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Union Hill [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Scott County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Blue Ball
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill
    • Walnut Grove [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Yell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Blue Ball
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
    • Young Gravelly [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young Gravelly
      • Young Gravelly [Yell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue Ball
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Gravelly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Gravelly

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 Blue Ball. 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 ...
    • Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Sunday January 16, 1910 and died in Reno (Nevada) on Wednesday July 17, 1974 at the age of 64.
      • Lucas is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Blue Ball.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean<3>
    • Paul 'Daffy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Thursday August 14, 1913 and died in Springdale (Arkansas) on Tueday March 17, 1981 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Memorial Cemetery (Johnson County, Arkansas).
      • Lucas is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Blue Ball.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<3>

How Far From Blue Ball 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 community such as Blue Ball to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Waldron, which is the Seat of Scott County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Blue Ball to Waldron, with an average speed<4> 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 83 miles [133.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,754 miles [10,869.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,487 miles [12,049.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,365 miles [8,634.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blue Ball. 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 from Point A (ie- Blue Ball) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ball. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9623, Longitude: -93.7085       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Ball 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Blue Ball to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.135 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.654 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.975 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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