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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 Booster, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Booster 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 Booster:
    • 35.749522, -92.660164
    • 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 Booster
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Booster ...

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.

  • Chimes [Van Buren County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimes have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimes
    • Chimes [Van Buren County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Booster
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimes
  • Crabtree [Van Buren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crabtree
    • Crabtree [Van Buren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Booster
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree
  • Elba [Van Buren County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
    • Elba [Van Buren County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Booster
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
  • Leslie [Searcy County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
    • Leslie [Searcy County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Booster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 415 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leslie<3>
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    • Magic Springs [Searcy County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magic Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magic Springs
      • Magic Springs [Searcy County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Booster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magic Springs
    • Marshall [Searcy County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Searcy County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Booster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<3>
    • Noahs [Searcy County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noahs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noahs
      • Noahs [Searcy County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Booster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noahs
    • Plant [Van Buren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plant
      • Plant [Van Buren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Booster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plant
    • Rocky Hill [Van Buren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Hill
      • Rocky Hill [Van Buren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Booster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
    • Welcome Home [Searcy County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welcome Home have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome Home
      • Welcome Home [Searcy County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Booster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome Home
    • Williams Gulf [Van Buren County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Gulf
      • Williams Gulf [Van Buren County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Booster
    • Zion Hill [Van Buren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Hill
      • Zion Hill [Van Buren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Booster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion 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 Booster. 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 ...
    • Bobby Burnett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Clinton (Arkansas) on Monday January 4, 1943 and died in Marion (Illinois) on Saturday October 1, 2016 at the age of 73. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Douglas County, Colorado).
      • Clinton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Booster.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Burnett<4>
    • John Carter     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at the age of 87.
      • Center Ridge is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Booster.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marshall, which is the Seat of Searcy County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Booster to Marshall, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 883 miles [1,421.1 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,674 miles [10,740.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,407 miles [11,920.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,285 miles [8,505.4 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 Booster. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Booster) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Booster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7495, Longitude: -92.6602       In this case, the coordinates for Booster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Booster 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 317.515 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.036 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.369 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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