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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:
    • 34.672941, -93.072442
    • 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 ...
    • Bradley County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Blue Springs [Bradley County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Barbour County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Barbour County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 373 miles [600.3 km] to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 417 miles [671.1 km] to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 393 miles [632.5 km] to the east southeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 458 miles [737.1 km] to the east southeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
    • Florida
      • Hamilton County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Hamilton County and lies 641 miles [1,031.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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.<3> 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 619 miles [996.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 481 miles [774.1 km] to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 239 miles [384.6 km]<2> to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 306 miles [492.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 425 miles [684 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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<1> 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 927 miles [1,491.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
    • Tennessee
      • Bradley County
      • This Blue Springs is located in Bradley County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km]<2> to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 415 miles [667.9 km] to the east northeast of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 454 miles [730.6 km] to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 479 miles [770.9 km] to the east of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 241 miles [387.9 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Blue Springs that is located in Garland 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.

  • Bonanza Springs [Garland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonanza Springs
    • Bonanza Springs [Garland County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Blue Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonanza Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dripping Springs [Garland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dripping Springs
    • Dripping Springs [Garland County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dripping Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Electric [Saline County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric
    • Electric [Saline County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Blue Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Electric have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fountain Lake [Garland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Lake
    • Fountain Lake [Garland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 573 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Lake
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hot Springs Village [Garland County]
    • Jessieville [Garland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jessieville
      • Jessieville [Garland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jessieville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jessieville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jessieville<5>
    • Lena [Garland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Garland County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lena have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mountain Pine [Garland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Pine
      • Mountain Pine [Garland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Blue Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 783 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Pine<5>
    • Mountain Valley [Garland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Valley
      • Mountain Valley [Garland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Blue Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Valley

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 ...
    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49.
      • Benton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Blue Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<6>
    • Bernie Babcock     (Author, playwright, journalist)
      • Author, playwright, journalist. She was born in Union (Ohio) on Tueday April 28, 1868 and died in Petit Jean (Arkansas) on Thursday June 14, 1962 at the age of 94. She is buried at Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Petit Jean is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Blue Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bernie Babcock<6>
    • Robert Loveman     (Poet, lyricist)
      • Poet, lyricist. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday April 11, 1864 and died in Hot Springs (Arkansas) on Tueday July 10, 1923 at the age of 59. He is buried at West Hill Cemetery (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Hot Springs is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Blue Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Loveman<6>
    • Patsy Montana     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Hot Springs (Arkansas) on Friday October 30, 1908 and died in San Jacinto (California) on Friday May 3, 1996 at the age of 87. She is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Hot Springs is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Blue Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Montana<6>
    • James Edward 'Jimmy' Zinn     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hot Springs, which is the Seat of Garland County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Blue Springs to Hot Springs, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,745 miles [10,855 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,475 miles [12,029.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,352 miles [8,613.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blue Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Garland County: www.garlandcounty.org/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Springs) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6729, Longitude: -93.0724    
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.692 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.101 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.737 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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