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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 Bog Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bog Springs 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 Bog Springs:
    • 34.328898, -94.428801
    • 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 Bog Springs
  • 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 Bog Springs ...

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.

  • Buffalo [Polk County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Polk County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bog Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cove [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove
    • Cove [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Bog Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 373 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cove<3>
  • Holly Grove [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
    • Holly Grove [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bog Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
  • King [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
    • King [Sevier County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bog Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
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    • Lone Valley [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Valley
      • Lone Valley [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bog Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Valley
    • Mineral [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral
      • Mineral [Sevier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bog Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral
    • Pleasant Hill [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Bog Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Pryor Ridge [Howard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pryor Ridge
      • Pryor Ridge [Howard County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Bog Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pryor Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Two Mile [Polk County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Mile
      • Two Mile [Polk County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Bog Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Valley Ridge [Howard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Ridge
      • Valley Ridge [Howard County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bog Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Bog Springs. 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 ...
    • Harry David 'The Cat' Brecheen     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Broken Bow (Oklahoma) on Wednesday October 14, 1914 and died in Bethany (Oklahoma) on Saturday January 17, 2004 at the age of 89. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Pontotoc County, Oklahoma).
      • Broken Bow is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Bog Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry David 'The Cat' Brecheen<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Bog Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: T. Texas Tyler<4>

How Far From Bog Springs 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 community such as Bog Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Mena, which is the Seat of Polk County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bog Springs to Mena, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 126 miles [202.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,814 miles [10,966.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,547 miles [12,145.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,425 miles [8,730.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bog Springs. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bog Springs) 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 Bog Springs. 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 Bog Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bog Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3289, Longitude: -94.4288    
<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 Bog Springs 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 318.547 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.053 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.397 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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