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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 Bodcaw, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bodcaw and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Bodcaw:
    • 33.559028, -93.406996
    • 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 Bodcaw
  • 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 Bodcaw ...

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.

  • Brisbane [Nevada County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brisbane
    • Brisbane [Nevada County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bodcaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brisbane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Centerville [Hempstead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Hempstead County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bodcaw
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Delta [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Delta [Nevada County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bodcaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
  • Falcon [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
    • Falcon [Nevada County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bodcaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Harmony [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Nevada County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bodcaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Hennessey [Hempstead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hennessey
      • Hennessey [Hempstead County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Bodcaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hennessey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mount Pleasant [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Nevada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bodcaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Oak Grove [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Nevada County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Bodcaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Register [Nevada County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Register
      • Register [Nevada County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Bodcaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Register have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rocky Mound [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mound
      • Rocky Mound [Hempstead County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bodcaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mound

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 Bodcaw. 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Bodcaw.
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Bodcaw.
      • Waldo is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Bodcaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<3>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Bodcaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Prescott, which is the Seat of Nevada County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Bodcaw to Prescott, with an average speed<4> 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 five to six hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 104 miles [167.4 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 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 981 miles [1,578.8 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,815 miles [10,967.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,542 miles [12,137.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,419 miles [8,721 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Nevada County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bodcaw. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bodcaw) 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 Bodcaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bodcaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bodcaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5590, Longitude: -93.4070    
<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 Bodcaw 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 317.802 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.082 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.058 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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