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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 Boles, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boles 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 Boles:
    • 34.782016, -94.048126
    • 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 Boles
  • 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 Boles ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Boles.

Within Arkansas, the name Boles is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Modoc County
      • This Boles is located in Modoc County and lies 1,531 miles [2,463.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Boles that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Modoc County community of Boles.
    • Idaho
      • Idaho County
      • This Boles is located in Idaho County and lies 1,401 miles [2,254.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Boles that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Idaho County community of Boles.
    • Illinois
      • Johnson 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 Illinois community of Boles [Johnson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Monroe County
      • This Boles is located in Monroe County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boles that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Boles.
    • Missouri
      • Franklin County
      • This Boles is located in Franklin County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Boles that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Boles.
    • New Mexico
      • Otero 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 Mexico community of Boles [Otero County].
    • Tennessee
      • Clay County
      • This Boles is located in Clay County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boles that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Boles.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boles ...

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.

  • Buck Knob [Scott County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buck Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buck Knob
    • Buck Knob [Scott County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Boles
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Knob
  • Buffalo [Scott County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Scott County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Boles
  • Chant [Scott County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chant
    • Chant [Scott County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Boles
  • Gate [Scott County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gate
    • Gate [Scott County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Boles
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Green Ridge [Scott County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Ridge
      • Green Ridge [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Boles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
    • Needmore [Scott County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Scott County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Boles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
    • Parks [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parks
      • Parks [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Boles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parks
    • Pleasant Hill [Scott County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Boles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Posey Hollow [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Posey Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Posey Hollow
      • Posey Hollow [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Boles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Posey Hollow
    • Y City [Scott County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Y City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Y City
      • Y City [Scott County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Boles
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Y City

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 Boles. 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 ...
    • Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Sunday January 16, 1910 and died in Reno (Nevada) on Wednesday July 17, 1974 at the age of 64.
      • Lucas is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Boles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean<4>
    • Paul 'Daffy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Thursday August 14, 1913 and died in Springdale (Arkansas) on Tueday March 17, 1981 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Memorial Cemetery (Johnson County, Arkansas).
      • Lucas is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Boles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Boles.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: T. Texas Tyler<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Waldron, which is the Seat of Scott County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 101 miles [162.5 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Boles to Little Rock, with an average speed<5>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 three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 980 miles [1,577.2 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,776 miles [10,904.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,509 miles [12,084.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,388 miles [8,671.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Scott County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boles. 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 from Point A (ie- Boles) 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 Boles. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boles

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7820, Longitude: -94.0481    
<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 Boles 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 Boles 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 318.341 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.871 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.157 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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