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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 Bayou, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blue Bayou 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 Bayou:
    • 33.969488, -93.955980
    • 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 Bayou
  • 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 Blue Bayou ...

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.

  • Bethany [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [Howard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue Bayou
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
  • Center Point [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
    • Center Point [Howard County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Blue Bayou
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
  • Chapel Hill [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Howard County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Blue Bayou
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Martha [Howard County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martha
    • Martha [Howard County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue Bayou
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mineral Springs [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Howard County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Blue Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<3>
    • Pump Springs [Howard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pump Springs
      • Pump Springs [Howard County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Blue Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pump Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rosedale [Howard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Howard County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Blue Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunshine [Howard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Howard County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Temperanceville [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temperanceville
      • Temperanceville [Howard County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Blue Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temperanceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temperanceville
    • Unity [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity
      • Unity [Howard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unity

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 Bayou. 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 ...
    • Bill Clinton     (42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001))
      • 42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001). He was born in Hope (Arkansas) on Monday August 19, 1946
      • Hope is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Blue Bayou.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Nashville, which is the Seat of Howard County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 110 miles [177 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Blue Bayou to Little Rock, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 997 miles [1,604.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,815 miles [10,967.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,545 miles [12,142.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,422 miles [8,725.9 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 Bayou. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Bayou) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blue Bayou. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue Bayou

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Bayou. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9695, Longitude: -93.9560    
<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>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 Bayou 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 318.201 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.601 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.238 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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