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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 Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bluff Ridge 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 Ridge:
    • 35.036763, -94.164653
    • 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 Ridge
  • 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 Bluff Ridge ...

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.

  • Bryan [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryan
    • Bryan [Scott County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluff Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryan
  • Crossroads [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Sebastian County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Bluff Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Echo [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo
    • Echo [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bluff Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo
  • Elm Park [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
    • Elm Park [Scott County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Bluff Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Park
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    • Evening Shade [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evening Shade
      • Evening Shade [Scott County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bluff Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evening Shade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evening Shade
    • Kings Creek [Scott County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Creek
      • Kings Creek [Scott County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Bluff Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lewis [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
      • Lewis [Scott County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bluff Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Liberty [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Sebastian County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Bluff Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Lucas [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas
      • Lucas [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bluff Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas

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 Ridge. 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.

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    • Marvin Edward Blaylock     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Fort Smith is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Bluff Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<3>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Bluff Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean<3>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Bluff Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<3>
    • Jack Fleck     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Bettendorf (Iowa) on Monday November 7, 1921 and died in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Friday March 21, 2014 at the age of 92. He is buried at Ft. Smith National Cemetery (Sebastian County, Arkansas).
      • Fort Smith is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Bluff Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Fleck<3>
    • David Morris Rowlands     (Actor)
    • Hal Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Barling (Arkansas) on Monday June 1, 1931 and died in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Saturday April 12, 2014 at the age of 82. He is buried at Ft. Smith National Cemetery (Sebastian County, Arkansas).
      • Barling is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Bluff Ridge.
      • Fort Smith is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Bluff Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Smith<3>
    • Ernest Whitman     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Tueday February 21, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 5, 1954 at the age of 61. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Fort Smith is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Bluff Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Whitman<3>

How Far From Bluff Ridge 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 Bluff Ridge 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<4> community of Bluff Ridge once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Bluff Ridge and extending to:

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    • Waldron, which is the Seat of Scott County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bluff Ridge to Waldron, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> 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).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,501 miles [12,071.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,380 miles [8,658.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bluff Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0368, Longitude: -94.1647       In this case, the coordinates for Bluff Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<4>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 Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>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.
<6>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 Ridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.442 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.021 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.17 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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