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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 Booker, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Booker 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 Booker:
    • 35.307309, -90.289542
    • 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 Booker
  • 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 Booker ...

We have found six communities that share the name Booker.

There is one other community in Arkansas which is also named Booker.

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

  • Communities Located In Arkansas ...
    • Pulaski County
      • This Booker is located in Pulaski County and lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Booker that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Booker.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Washington County
      • This Booker is located in Washington County and lies 325 miles [523 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Booker that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Booker.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Booker is located in Clearfield County and lies 748 miles [1,203.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Booker that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Booker.
    • Texas
      • Lipscomb County
      • This Booker is located in Lipscomb County and lies 578 miles [930.2 km]<1> to the west of the Booker that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lipscomb County community of Booker.
    • Virginia
      • Sussex County
      • This Booker is located in Sussex County and lies 733 miles [1,179.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Booker that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Booker.
      • Washington County
      • This Booker is located in Washington County and lies 467 miles [751.6 km] to the east northeast of the Booker that is located in Crittenden County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Booker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Booker ...

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.

  • Deckerville [Poinsett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deckerville
    • Deckerville [Poinsett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Booker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deckerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deckerville
  • Grassy Lake Bottom [Crittenden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Lake Bottom
    • Grassy Lake Bottom [Crittenden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Booker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Lake Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Lake Bottom
  • Harvard [Crittenden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
    • Harvard [Crittenden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Booker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
  • Island Forty [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Forty
    • Island Forty [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Booker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Forty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Forty
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • James Mill [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Mill
      • James Mill [Crittenden County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Booker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Mill
    • Marion [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Crittenden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Booker
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Poindexter [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poindexter
      • Poindexter [Crittenden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Booker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poindexter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poindexter
    • Stacy [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stacy
      • Stacy [Crittenden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Booker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stacy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stacy
    • Sunset [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Crittenden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Booker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset
    • Three Forks [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
      • Three Forks [Crittenden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Booker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks

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 Booker. 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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    • Johnny Ace     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at the age of 25. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<4>
    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<4>
    • Charles 'Packy' Axton     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at the age of 32. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton<4>
    • Kathy Bates     (Oscar winning actress, director)
      • Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<4>
    • Bobby 'Blue' Bland     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Rosemark (Tennessee) on Monday January 27, 1930 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 23, 2013 at the age of 83.
      • Rosemark is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Booker.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby 'Blue' Bland<4>
    • Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.     (Musician)
    • Lorraine Brox     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at the age of 92. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox<4>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<4>
    • James Carr     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<4>
    • O'Landa Draper     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday September 29, 1963 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday July 21, 1998 at the age of 34.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: O'Landa Draper<4>
    • Donald 'Duck' Dunn     (Musician, songwriter, producer)
      • Musician, songwriter, producer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Tokyo (Japan) on Sunday May 13, 2012 at the age of 70.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Duck' Dunn<4>
    • Larry Finch     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday February 16, 1951 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday April 2, 2011 at the age of 60.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Memphis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Booker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Larry Finch<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marion, which is the Seat of Crittenden County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 118 miles [189.9 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Booker to Little Rock, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,605 miles [10,629.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,330 miles [11,796.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,206 miles [8,378.2 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 Booker. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Booker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Booker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3073, Longitude: -90.2895       In this case, the coordinates for Booker have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Booker 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 315.952 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.165 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.395 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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