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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 Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blue Springs 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 Springs:
    • 33.633720, -92.307648
    • 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 Springs
  • 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 Springs ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Blue Springs.

There is one other community in Arkansas which is also named Blue Springs.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 22 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Arkansas ...
    • Garland County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Garland County and lies 84 miles [135.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garland County community of Blue Springs.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Barbour County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Barbour County and lies 417 miles [671.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barbour County community of Blue Springs.
      • Blount County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Blount County and lies 332 miles [534.3 km] to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Blue Springs.
      • Calhoun County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Calhoun County and lies 371 miles [597.1 km] to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Blue Springs.
      • Coosa County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Coosa County and lies 338 miles [544 km] to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coosa County community of Blue Springs.
      • Covington County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Covington County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km] to the east southeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Blue Springs.
    • British Columbia
      • This Blue Springs lies 1,764 miles [2,838.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
    • Florida
      • Hamilton County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Hamilton County and lies 574 miles [923.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Blue Springs.
      • Lake County
      • 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 Florida community of Blue Springs [Lake County].
      • Volusia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Blue Springs [Volusia County].
    • Georgia
      • Brooks County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Brooks County and lies 552 miles [888.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brooks County community of Blue Springs.
      • Cobb County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Cobb County and lies 439 miles [706.5 km] to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cobb County community of Blue Springs.
      • Screven County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Screven County and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Screven County community of Blue Springs.
    • Mississippi
      • Union County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Union County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Blue Springs.
    • Missouri
      • Jackson County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Jackson County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Blue Springs.
    • Nebraska
      • Gage County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Gage County and lies 509 miles [819.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gage County community of Blue Springs.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Blue Springs.
    • Ontario
      • This Blue Springs lies 951 miles [1,530.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
    • Tennessee
      • Bradley County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Bradley County and lies 433 miles [696.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradley County community of Blue Springs.
      • DeKalb County
      • This Blue Springs is located in DeKalb County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km] to the east northeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Blue Springs.
      • Hamilton County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Hamilton County and lies 426 miles [685.6 km] to the east northeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Blue Springs.
      • Roane County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Roane County and lies 457 miles [735.5 km] to the east northeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Blue Springs.
    • Texas
      • San Augustine County
      • This Blue Springs is located in San Augustine County and lies 192 miles [309 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Augustine County community of Blue Springs.
    • Utah
      • Washington County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Washington County and lies 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Blue Springs that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Blue Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Springs ...

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.

  • Big Hill [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Hill
    • Big Hill [Calhoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Blue Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Hill
  • Chambersville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambersville
    • Chambersville [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chambersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambersville
  • Cross Roads [Bradley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
    • Cross Roads [Bradley County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Blue Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
  • Ebenezer [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Farmville [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville [Bradley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • Gin [Bradley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gin
      • Gin [Bradley County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lacy [Bradley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacy
      • Lacy [Bradley County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Orlando [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orlando
      • Orlando [Cleveland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orlando have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orlando
    • Summerville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville

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 Springs. 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 ...
    • Charlie May Simon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Monticello (Arkansas) on Tueday August 17, 1897 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday March 21, 1977 at the age of 79. She is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Monticello is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Blue Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<5>

How Far From Blue Springs 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 community such as Blue Springs 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 community of Blue Springs once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Blue Springs and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Warren, which is the Seat of Bradley County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Blue Springs to Warren, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the north (N). 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 923 miles [1,485.4 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,768 miles [10,892 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,493 miles [12,058.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,369 miles [8,640.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Bradley County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 from Point A (ie- Blue Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6337, Longitude: -92.3076       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Springs 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 Springs 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>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 Blue Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Springs 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 317.101 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.276 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.569 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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