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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 Board Camp, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Board Camp 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 Board Camp:
    • 34.537884, -94.095483
    • 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 Board Camp
  • 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 Board Camp ...

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.

  • Acorn [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acorn
    • Acorn [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Board Camp
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acorn
  • Cherry Hill [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Hill
    • Cherry Hill [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Board Camp
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Hill
  • Highland [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Board Camp
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
  • Ink [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ink
    • Ink [Polk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Board Camp
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ink
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    • Olivers Chapel [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olivers Chapel
      • Olivers Chapel [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Board Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olivers Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olivers Chapel
    • Opal [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Board Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
    • Pine Ridge [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Montgomery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Board Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Posey Hollow [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Posey Hollow
      • Posey Hollow [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Board Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Posey Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Posey Hollow
    • Shady [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady
      • Shady [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Board Camp
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady

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 Board Camp. 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 ...
    • T. Texas Tyler     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mena (Arkansas) on Tueday June 20, 1916 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Sunday January 23, 1972 at the age of 55. He is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Mena is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Board Camp.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: T. Texas Tyler<3>

How Far From Board Camp 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 Board Camp to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Mena, which is the Seat of Polk County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Board Camp to Little Rock, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,791 miles [10,929.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • 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).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,401 miles [8,692.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Board Camp) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Board Camp. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Board Camp

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Board Camp. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5379, Longitude: -94.0955       In this case, the coordinates for Board Camp 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>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.
<5>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 Board Camp to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.349 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.848 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.216 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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