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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 Bonair, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bonair 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 Bonair:
    • 34.949537, -90.790945
    • 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 Bonair
  • 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 Bonair ...

We have found six communities that share the name Bonair.

Within Arkansas, the name Bonair is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Richmond County
      • This Bonair is located in Richmond County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km]<1> to the east of the Bonair that is located in Saint Francis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Bonair.
    • Indiana
      • Lake 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 Indiana community of Bonair [Lake County].
    • Iowa
      • Howard County
      • This Bonair is located in Howard County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<1> to the north of the Bonair that is located in Saint Francis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Bonair.
    • Kansas
      • Graham 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 Kansas community of Bonair [Graham County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bucks 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 Pennsylvania community of Bonair [Bucks County].
      • Montgomery County
      • This Bonair is located in Montgomery County and lies 930 miles [1,496.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bonair that is located in Saint Francis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonair
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Bonair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bonair ...

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.

  • Barn Crossing [Saint Francis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barn Crossing
    • Barn Crossing [Saint Francis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bonair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barn Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barn Crossing
  • Burnt Cane [Saint Francis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Cane
    • Burnt Cane [Saint Francis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bonair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Cane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Cane
  • Crow Creek [Saint Francis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Creek
    • Crow Creek [Saint Francis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bonair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Creek
  • Cut-Off Ferry [Saint Francis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut-Off Ferry
    • Cut-Off Ferry [Saint Francis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Bonair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cut-Off Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cut-Off Ferry
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    • Four Forks [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Forks
      • Four Forks [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bonair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Forks
    • Gill [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill
      • Gill [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bonair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
    • Harris [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Saint Francis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Bonair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • Meadow Cliff [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Cliff
      • Meadow Cliff [Saint Francis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Bonair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Cliff
    • Palestine [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Saint Francis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bonair
      • Estimated population in 2019: 576 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Poplar Grove [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
      • Poplar Grove [Saint Francis County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Bonair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Grove
    • Quigley Crossing [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quigley Crossing
      • Quigley Crossing [Saint Francis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bonair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quigley Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quigley Crossing
    • Redfern [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfern
      • Redfern [Saint Francis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bonair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redfern have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfern
    • Union Hill [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Saint Francis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Bonair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill

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 Bonair. 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.

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    • Dave 'Hawg' Hanner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Parkin (Arkansas) on Thursday May 22, 1930 and died in Tarpon Springs (Florida) on Thursday September 11, 2008 at the age of 78.
      • Parkin is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Bonair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave 'Hawg' Hanner<4>
    • Robert Lockwood, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Turkey Scratch (Arkansas) on Saturday March 27, 1915 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Tueday November 21, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Turkey Scratch is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Bonair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Lockwood, Jr.<4>
    • Oscar Polk     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at the age of 49. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Marianna is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Bonair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk<4>
    • Charlie Rich     (Singer, musician)
      • Singer, musician. He was born in Colt (Arkansas) on Wednesday December 14, 1932 and died in Hammond (Louisiana) on Tueday July 25, 1995 at the age of 62.
      • Colt is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Bonair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Rich<4>
    • William Caesar Warfield     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in West Helena (Arkansas) on Thursday January 22, 1920 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday August 25, 2002 at the age of 82. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
      • West Helena is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Bonair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Caesar Warfield<4>
    • Minor Watson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Sunday December 22, 1889 and died in Alton (Illinois) on Wednesday July 28, 1965 at the age of 75. He is buried at Alton Cemetery (Madison County, Illinois).
      • Marianna is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Bonair.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Minor Watson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Forrest City, which is the Seat of Saint Francis County and lies just to the North.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 84 miles [135.2 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Bonair 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,643 miles [10,690.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,368 miles [11,857.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,244 miles [8,439.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bonair. 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- Bonair) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bonair. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9495, Longitude: -90.7909       In this case, the coordinates for Bonair 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Bonair 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 Bonair 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 316.246 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.457 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.683 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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