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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 Boring Crossing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boring Crossing and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Boring Crossing:
    • 33.970947, -94.430486
    • 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 Boring Crossing
  • 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 Boring Crossing ...

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.

  • Chapel Hill [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Sevier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Boring Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Cross Roads [Little River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
    • Cross Roads [Little River County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Boring Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
  • De Queen [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Queen
    • De Queen [Sevier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Boring Crossing
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Queen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Queen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Queen<3>
  • Eagletown [McCurtain County]
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    • Goodwater [McCurtain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwater
      • Goodwater [McCurtain County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Boring Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwater
    • Jewell [Little River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewell
      • Jewell [Little River County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Boring Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewell
    • Neal Springs [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neal Springs
      • Neal Springs [Sevier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Boring Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neal Springs
    • Oak Grove [Little River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Little River County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Boring Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Process City [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Process City
      • Process City [Sevier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Boring Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Process City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Process City
    • Union [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Sevier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Boring Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Walnut Springs [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Springs
      • Walnut Springs [Sevier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Boring Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Springs

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 Boring Crossing. 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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    • Blanche Barrow     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. She was born in Garvin (Oklahoma) on Sunday January 1, 1911 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday December 24, 1988 at the age of 77. She is buried at Grove Hill Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Garvin is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Boring Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Blanche Barrow<4>
    • Harry David 'The Cat' Brecheen     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Broken Bow (Oklahoma) on Wednesday October 14, 1914 and died in Bethany (Oklahoma) on Saturday January 17, 2004 at the age of 89. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Pontotoc County, Oklahoma).
      • Broken Bow is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Boring Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry David 'The Cat' Brecheen<4>

How Far From Boring Crossing to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Boring Crossing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • De Queen, which is the Seat of Sevier County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Boring Crossing to Little Rock, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,833 miles [10,996.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,564 miles [12,173.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,442 miles [8,758.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Sevier County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boring Crossing. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sevier County: www.seviercounty-ar.com/

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- Boring Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boring Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9709, Longitude: -94.4305       In this case, the coordinates for Boring Crossing 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 Boring Crossing 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 318.512 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.965 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.449 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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