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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 Bluff City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bluff City 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 Bluff City:
    • 33.720910, -93.132081
    • 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 Bluff City
  • 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 Bluff City ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Bluff City.

Within Arkansas, the name Bluff City is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Morgan 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 Alabama community of Bluff City [Morgan County].
    • Illinois
      • Fayette County
      • This Bluff City is located in Fayette County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Bluff City that is located in Nevada County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Bluff City.
      • Schuyler County
      • This Bluff City is located in Schuyler County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km] to the north northeast of the Bluff City that is located in Nevada County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuyler County community of Bluff City.
    • Kansas
      • Harper County
      • This Bluff City is located in Harper County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Bluff City that is located in Nevada County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harper County community of Bluff City.
      • Sumner 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 Kansas community of Bluff City [Sumner County].
    • Kentucky
      • Henderson County
      • This Bluff City is located in Henderson County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Bluff City that is located in Nevada County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Bluff City.
    • Nebraska
      • Gage County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Gage County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gage County community of Bluff City.
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Bluff City is located in Sullivan County and lies 641 miles [1,031.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Bluff City that is located in Nevada County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Bluff City.
    • Texas
      • Houston 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 Texas community of Bluff City [Houston County].
    • Virginia
      • Giles County
      • This Bluff City is located in Giles County and lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Bluff City that is located in Nevada County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Giles County community of Bluff City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bluff City ...

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.

  • Bragg City [Ouachita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg City
    • Bragg City [Ouachita County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg City
  • Good Hope [Ouachita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Ouachita County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
  • Gum Grove [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Grove
    • Gum Grove [Nevada County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Bluff City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Grove
  • Lackland [Nevada County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackland
    • Lackland [Nevada County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Oak Grove [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Reader [Ouachita County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reader
      • Reader [Ouachita County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Bluff City
    • Red Hill [Ouachita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Ouachita County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Young [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young
      • Young [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young

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 Bluff City. 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Bluff City.
    • Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at the age of 83. He is buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas).
      • Waldo is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Bluff City.
      • Waldo is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Bluff City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<5>
    • William Edward 'Little Willie' John     (Singer, entertainer)
    • Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Gurdon (Arkansas) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Fitchburg (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 2003 at the age of 79. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Gurdon is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Bluff City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<5>

How Far From Bluff City 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 Bluff City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Prescott, which is the Seat of Nevada County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bluff City to Prescott, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 86 miles [138.4 km] to the northeast (NE). 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 962 miles [1,548.2 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 6,796 miles [10,937.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,523 miles [12,107.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,399 miles [8,688.8 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 Bluff City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Nevada County: www.co.nevada.ar.us/

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 Bluff City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bluff City) 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 Bluff City. 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 Bluff City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7209, Longitude: -93.1321       In this case, the coordinates for Bluff City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Bluff City 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>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 Bluff City 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 317.64 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.915 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.913 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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