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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 Boston, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boston 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 Boston:
    • 35.840721, -93.601398
    • 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 Boston
  • 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 Boston ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Boston.

Within Arkansas, the name Boston is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 36 communities, 35 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Covington County
      • This Boston is located in Covington County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Boston.
      • Marion 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 Alabama community of Boston [Marion County].
    • Colorado
      • Baca County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Boston [Baca County].
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Boston is located in Fairfield County and lies 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Boston.
    • Georgia
      • Thomas County
      • This Boston is located in Thomas County and lies 664 miles [1,068.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Thomas County community of Boston.
    • Indiana
      • Crawford 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 Boston [Crawford County].
      • Wayne County
      • This Boston is located in Wayne County and lies 547 miles [880.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Boston.
    • Kansas
      • Chautauqua 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 Boston [Chautauqua County].
      • Riley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Boston [Riley County].
    • Kentucky
      • Butler County
      • This Boston is located in Butler County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Boston.
      • Daviess County
      • This Boston is located in Daviess County and lies 391 miles [629.3 km] to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Daviess County community of Boston.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Boston is located in Jefferson County and lies 479 miles [770.9 km] to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Boston.
      • Nelson County
      • This Boston is located in Nelson County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km] to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nelson County community of Boston.
      • Pendleton County
      • This Boston is located in Pendleton County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km] to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pendleton County community of Boston.
    • Louisiana
      • Vermilion Parish
      • This Boston is located in Vermilion Parish and lies 420 miles [675.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermilion Parish community of Boston.
    • Massachusetts
      • Suffolk County
      • This Boston is located in Suffolk County and lies 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Boston.
    • Michigan
      • Houghton County
      • This Boston is located in Houghton County and lies 825 miles [1,327.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houghton County community of Boston.
    • Missouri
      • Barton County
      • This Boston is located in Barton County and lies 114 miles [183.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barton County community of Boston.
      • Christian County
      • Although located in Christian County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Christian County community of Boston.
      • Monroe County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Monroe County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Boston.
      • Warren County
      • This community is historic and although located in Warren County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Boston.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Boston is located in Erie County and lies 920 miles [1,480.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Boston.
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • This Boston is located in Belmont County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Boston.
      • Franklin County
      • This Boston is located in Franklin County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Boston.
      • Highland County
      • This Boston is located in Highland County and lies 599 miles [964 km] to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Highland County community of Boston.
      • Jefferson County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Jefferson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Boston.
      • Summit County
      • This Boston is located in Summit County and lies 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Boston.
    • Ontario
      • This Boston lies 899 miles [1,446.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Boston [Linn County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Boston is located in Allegheny County and lies 808 miles [1,300.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Boston.
    • Tennessee
      • Williamson County
      • This Boston is located in Williamson County and lies 367 miles [590.6 km]<1> to the east of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamson County community of Boston.
    • Texas
      • Bowie County
      • This Boston is located in Bowie County and lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bowie County community of Boston.
    • Virginia
      • Accomack County
      • This Boston is located in Accomack County and lies 988 miles [1,590 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Accomack County community of Boston.
      • Culpeper County
      • This Boston is located in Culpeper County and lies 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the east northeast of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Culpeper County community of Boston.
      • Suffolk City
      • This Boston is located in Suffolk City and lies 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the east of the Boston that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk City community of Boston.
    • Washington
      • Clallam 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 Washington community of Boston [Clallam County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boston ...

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.

  • Aurora [Madison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
  • Combs [Madison County]
  • Edwards Junction [Newton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwards Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards Junction
    • Edwards Junction [Newton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Boston
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards Junction
  • Fallsville [Newton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallsville
    • Fallsville [Newton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallsville
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Fly Gap [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fly Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fly Gap
      • Fly Gap [Franklin County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
    • Jordan [Madison County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Madison County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
    • Loafer [Newton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loafer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loafer
      • Loafer [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loafer
    • Mossville [Newton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mossville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mossville
      • Mossville [Newton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mossville
    • Peanut [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peanut have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peanut
      • Peanut [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peanut
    • Red Star [Madison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Star have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Star
      • Red Star [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Star
    • Walnut [Newton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Newton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut

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 Boston. 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 ...
    • Roy Buchanan     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Ozark (Arkansas) on Saturday September 23, 1939 and died in Fairfax Hills (Virginia) on Sunday August 14, 1988 at the age of 48. He is buried at Columbia Gardens Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Ozark is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Boston.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Buchanan<6>
    • John Sherman 'Sherm' Lollar     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Boston to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Boston to Huntsville, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 107 miles [172.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,705 miles [10,790.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,440 miles [11,973.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,319 miles [8,560.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boston. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8407, Longitude: -93.6014    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Boston 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>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 Boston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Boston to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.141 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.776 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.782 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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