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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 Boone, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boone 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 Boone:
    • 36.473678, -93.021009
    • 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 Boone
  • 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 Boone ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Boone.

Within Arkansas, the name Boone is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Pueblo County
      • This Boone is located in Pueblo County and lies 628 miles [1,010.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Boone that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pueblo County community of Boone.
    • Iowa
      • Boone County
      • This Boone is located in Boone County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km]<1> to the north of the Boone that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Boone.
    • Kentucky
      • Rockcastle County
      • This Boone is located in Rockcastle County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<1> to the east of the Boone that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockcastle County community of Boone.
    • Mississippi
      • Coahoma County
      • This Boone is located in Coahoma County and lies 214 miles [344.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Boone that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coahoma County community of Boone.
    • Missouri
      • Franklin County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Boone [Franklin County].
    • Nebraska
      • Boone County
      • This Boone is located in Boone County and lies 442 miles [711.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Boone that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Boone.
    • North Carolina
      • Watauga County
      • This Boone is located in Watauga County and lies 631 miles [1,015.5 km]<1> to the east of the Boone that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Watauga County community of Boone.
    • Oklahoma
      • Caddo County
      • This Boone is located in Caddo County and lies 323 miles [519.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Boone that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo County community of Boone.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Somerset County
      • This Boone is located in Somerset County and lies 805 miles [1,295.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boone that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Boone.
    • Tennessee
      • Washington County
      • This Boone is located in Washington County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km]<1> to the east of the Boone that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Boone.
    • Texas
      • Hale County
      • This Boone is located in Hale County and lies 518 miles [833.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Boone that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hale County community of Boone.
    • Virginia
      • Chesapeake City
      • This Boone is located in Chesapeake City and lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km]<1> to the east of the Boone that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesapeake City community of Boone.
    • Washington
      • Yakima County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Boone [Yakima County].
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Boone [Fayette County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boone ...

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.

  • Cedarcreek [Taney County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarcreek
    • Cedarcreek [Taney County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Boone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarcreek
  • Crest [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crest
    • Crest [Boone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Boone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crest
  • Cricket [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cricket
    • Cricket [Boone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Boone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cricket have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cricket
  • Diamond City [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
    • Diamond City [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Boone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 800 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamond City<5>
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Elixir [Boone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elixir
      • Elixir [Boone County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Boone
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Elixir. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Hopewell [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Boone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Boone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Lead Hill [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead Hill
      • Lead Hill [Boone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Boone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead Hill<5>
    • Longs Ferry [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longs Ferry
      • Longs Ferry [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Boone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longs Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longs Ferry
    • Monarch [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
      • Monarch [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Boone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
    • Oregon [Boone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
      • Oregon [Boone County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Boone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ridgedale [Taney County]
    • Self [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Self
      • Self [Boone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Boone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Self have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Self
    • Wooden Hills [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wooden Hills
      • Wooden Hills [Boone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Boone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wooden Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wooden Hills

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 Boone. 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 ...
    • Melody Patterson     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Inglewood (California) on Saturday April 16, 1949 and died in Hollister (Missouri) on Thursday August 20, 2015 at the age of 66.
      • Hollister is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Boone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Melody Patterson<7>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Harrison, which is the Seat of Boone County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Boone to Harrison, with an average speed<8> 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 127 miles [204.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,651 miles [10,703.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,386 miles [11,886.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,266 miles [8,474.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<12>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boone. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Boone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4737, Longitude: -93.0210       In this case, the coordinates for Boone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Boone, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Boone 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>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 Boone to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.807 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.471 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.405 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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