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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 Boggy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boggy 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 Boggy:
    • 33.229573, -93.887125
    • 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 Boggy
  • 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

Communities Also Named Boggy ...

We have found two communities that share the name Boggy.

Within Arkansas, the name Boggy is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Charlton County
      • This Boggy is located in Charlton County and lies 712 miles [1,145.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Boggy that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charlton County community of Boggy.
    • Texas
      • Leon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Boggy [Leon County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boggy ...

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.

  • Black Diamond [Miller County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Diamond
    • Black Diamond [Miller County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Boggy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Diamond
  • Brightstar [Miller County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brightstar
    • Brightstar [Miller County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Boggy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brightstar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brightstar
  • Gin City [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gin City
    • Gin City [Lafayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Boggy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gin City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gin City
  • Hoot [Bowie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoot
    • Hoot [Bowie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Boggy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoot
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    • Jonesville [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Miller County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Boggy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Line Ferry [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Line Ferry
      • Line Ferry [Miller County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Boggy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Line Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Line Ferry
    • Mount Pleasant [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Miller County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Boggy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Pleasant Hill [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Miller County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Boggy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Rocky Mound [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mound
      • Rocky Mound [Miller County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Boggy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mound
    • Spring Bank [Miller County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Bank
      • Spring Bank [Miller County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Boggy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sulphur [Bowie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur
      • Sulphur [Bowie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Boggy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur

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 Boggy. 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 ...
    • Elizabeth 'Brave Bessie' Coleman     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Atlanta (Texas) on Tueday January 26, 1892 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Friday April 30, 1926 at the age of 34.
      • Atlanta is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Boggy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth 'Brave Bessie' Coleman<4>
    • Arvel Odell Hale     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hosston (Louisiana) on Monday August 10, 1908 and died in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Monday June 9, 1980 at the age of 71. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Union County, Arkansas).
      • Hosston is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Boggy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arvel Odell Hale<4>
    • Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Texarkana (Texas) on Tueday October 13, 1931 and died in La Jolla (California) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at the age of 69. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Texarkana is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Boggy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews<4>
    • John 'Country Johnny' Mathis     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Maud (Texas) on Tueday September 30, 1930 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 2011 at the age of 81. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery (Marshall County, Tennessee).
      • Maud is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Boggy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Country Johnny' Mathis<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Texarkana, which is the Seat of Miller County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Boggy to Texarkana, with an average speed<5> 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 139 miles [223.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,016 miles [1,635.1 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 6,850 miles [11,024 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,578 miles [12,195.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,454 miles [8,777.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Miller County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boggy. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boggy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boggy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2296, Longitude: -93.8871       In this case, the coordinates for Boggy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Boggy could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<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 Boggy 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 318.078 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.362 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.315 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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