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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 Bogota, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bogota 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 Bogota:
    • 33.681775, -91.343729
    • 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 Bogota
  • 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 Bogota ...

We have found three communities that share the name Bogota.

Within Arkansas, the name Bogota is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Jasper County
      • This Bogota is located in Jasper County and lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bogota that is located in Desha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogota
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Bogota.
    • New Jersey
      • Bergen 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 New Jersey community of Bogota [Bergen County].
    • Tennessee
      • Dyer County
      • This Bogota is located in Dyer County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bogota that is located in Desha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogota
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dyer County community of Bogota.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bogota ...

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.

  • Catfish Point Landing [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catfish Point Landing
    • Catfish Point Landing [Bolivar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Bogota
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catfish Point Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catfish Point Landing
  • Constance [Chicot County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Constance
    • Constance [Chicot County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Bogota
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Constance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Decker [Chicot County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decker
    • Decker [Chicot County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Bogota
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Deep Elm [Chicot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Elm
    • Deep Elm [Chicot County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Bogota
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Elm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Elm
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Home Landing [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home Landing
      • Home Landing [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Bogota
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Home Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Landing
    • Littles [Desha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littles
      • Littles [Desha County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Bogota
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mound Landing [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Landing
      • Mound Landing [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Bogota
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Landing
    • Pickens [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Desha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bogota
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
    • Reed [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
      • Reed [Desha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bogota
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed

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 Bogota. 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 ...
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
      • Greenville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Bogota.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<4>
    • Otis Clay     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Waxhaw (Mississippi) on Wednesday February 11, 1942 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday January 8, 2016 at the age of 73. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Waxhaw is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Bogota.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Clay<4>
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday May 4, 1938 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Greenville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Bogota.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<4>
    • Charlie May Simon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Monticello (Arkansas) on Tueday August 17, 1897 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday March 21, 1977 at the age of 79. She is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Monticello is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Bogota.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Bogota once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Bogota and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Arkansas City, which is the Seat of Desha County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bogota to Arkansas City, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,728 miles [10,827.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,450 miles [11,989.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,326 miles [8,571.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Desha County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 from Point A (ie- Bogota) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bogota. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6818, Longitude: -91.3437       In this case, the coordinates for Bogota 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Bogota 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bogota, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.
<7>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 Bogota to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.492 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.574 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.147 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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