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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 Blytheville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blytheville 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 Blytheville:
    • 35.927513, -89.905515
    • 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 Blytheville
  • 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 Blytheville ...

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.

  • Channel [Pemiscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Channel
    • Channel [Pemiscot County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Blytheville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Channel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Channel
  • Clear Lake [Mississippi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake
    • Clear Lake [Mississippi County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Blytheville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake
  • Cooter [Pemiscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooter
    • Cooter [Pemiscot County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Blytheville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 404 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooter<3>
  • Dearman [Mississippi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearman
    • Dearman [Mississippi County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Blytheville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearman
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    • Dell [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dell
      • Dell [Mississippi County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Blytheville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 187 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dell
    • Half Moon [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Moon
      • Half Moon [Mississippi County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Blytheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Half Moon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Moon
    • Holland [Pemiscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [Pemiscot County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Blytheville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Little Green Store [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Green Store
      • Little Green Store [Mississippi County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Blytheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Green Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Green Store
    • Promised Land [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Promised Land
      • Promised Land [Mississippi County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Blytheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Promised Land have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Promised Land
    • Stark City [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stark City
      • Stark City [Mississippi County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Blytheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stark City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stark City
    • Temples Corner [Pemiscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temples Corner
      • Temples Corner [Pemiscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blytheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temples Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temples Corner
    • Tuckertown [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckertown
      • Tuckertown [Mississippi County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Blytheville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckertown

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 Blytheville. 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 ...
    • Eddie Acuff     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Caruthersville (Missouri) on Wednesday June 3, 1908 and died in Hollywood (California) on Monday December 17, 1956 at the age of 48. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Caruthersville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Blytheville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Acuff<4>
    • Smiley Jordan Blanton     (Psychiatrist, author)
      • Psychiatrist, author. He was born in Unionville (Tennessee) on Sunday May 7, 1882 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday October 30, 1966 at the age of 84. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Unionville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Blytheville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Smiley Jordan Blanton<4>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<4>
    • Walter O. Fuller     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Dyersburg (Tennessee) on Tueday February 15, 1910 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday April 20, 2003 at the age of 93. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Dyersburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Blytheville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter O. Fuller<4>
    • Isaac Hayes     (Singer, musician, composer, actor)
      • Singer, musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at the age of 66.
      • Covington is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Blytheville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<4>
    • Dr. Cary 'Doc' Middlecoff     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Halls (Tennessee) on Thursday January 6, 1921 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday September 1, 1998 at the age of 77.
      • Halls is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Blytheville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Cary 'Doc' Middlecoff<4>
    • Frank 'Son' Seals     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Osceola (Arkansas) on Friday August 14, 1942 and died in Richton Park (Illinois) on Monday December 20, 2004 at the age of 62. He is buried at Homewood Memorial Gardens (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Osceola is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Blytheville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank 'Son' Seals<4>

How Far From Blytheville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Blytheville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 156 miles [251.1 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Blytheville to Little Rock, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,559 miles [10,555.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,162 miles [8,307.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mississippi County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mississippi County: www.mcagov.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Blytheville) 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 Blytheville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blytheville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blytheville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9275, Longitude: -89.9055    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Blytheville 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 315.748 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.013 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.102 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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