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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 Mountain, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blue Mountain 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 Mountain:
    • 35.131103, -93.716072
    • 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 Mountain
  • 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 Mountain ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Blue Mountain.

Within Arkansas, the name Blue Mountain is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, eight are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This Blue Mountain is located in Calhoun County and lies 459 miles [738.7 km]<1> to the east of the Blue Mountain that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Blue Mountain.
    • Colorado
      • Moffat County
      • This Blue Mountain is located in Moffat County and lies 898 miles [1,445.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blue Mountain that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moffat County community of Blue Mountain.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Blue Mountain is located in Frederick County and lies 944 miles [1,519.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blue Mountain that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Blue Mountain.
      • Washington County
      • This Blue Mountain is located in Washington County and lies 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the east northeast of the Blue Mountain that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Blue Mountain.
    • Mississippi
      • Tippah County
      • This Blue Mountain is located in Tippah County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the east of the Blue Mountain that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippah County community of Blue Mountain.
    • New York
      • Ulster County
      • This Blue Mountain is located in Ulster County and lies 1,163 miles [1,871.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blue Mountain that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ulster County community of Blue Mountain.
    • Nova Scotia
      • 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 Nova Scotia community of Blue Mountain.
    • Ontario
      • This Blue Mountain lies 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Blue Mountain that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • This Blue Mountain is located in Umatilla County and lies 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blue Mountain that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Umatilla County community of Blue Mountain.
    • Virginia
      • Warren County
      • This Blue Mountain is located in Warren County and lies 902 miles [1,451.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blue Mountain that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Blue Mountain.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Mountain ...

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.

  • Blue Ball [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ball
    • Blue Ball [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Blue Mountain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ball
  • Havana [Yell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
    • Havana [Yell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Blue Mountain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 363 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havana<4>
  • Magazine [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magazine
    • Magazine [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Blue Mountain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 830 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magazine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magazine
  • Marvinville [Yell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvinville
    • Marvinville [Yell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Blue Mountain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvinville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvinville
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    • Mountain Grove [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Grove
      • Mountain Grove [Logan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Blue Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Grove
    • Paris [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Logan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Blue Mountain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,365 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<4>
    • Quarry Heights [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarry Heights
      • Quarry Heights [Yell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Blue Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quarry Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Blue Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Walnut Grove [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Yell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
    • Waveland [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waveland
      • Waveland [Yell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Blue Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waveland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waveland

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 Mountain. 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 ...
    • Roy Buchanan     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Ozark (Arkansas) on Saturday September 23, 1939 and died in Fairfax Hills (Virginia) on Sunday August 14, 1988 at the age of 48. He is buried at Columbia Gardens Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Ozark is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Blue Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Buchanan<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Blue Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Blue Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Blue Mountain 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 954 miles [1,535.3 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,746 miles [10,856.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,479 miles [12,036.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,357 miles [8,621.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blue Mountain. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blue Mountain) 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 Mountain. 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 Mountain

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1311, Longitude: -93.7161       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Mountain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Blue Mountain 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>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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Blue Mountain 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 318.155 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.699 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.952 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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