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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 Boswell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boswell 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 Boswell:
    • 34.044267, -93.279341
    • 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 Boswell
  • 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 Boswell ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Boswell.

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

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eight communities, eight are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Arkansas ...
    • Izard County
      • This Boswell is located in Izard County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Boswell that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Izard County community of Boswell.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Bullock 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 Boswell [Bullock County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Boswell lies 1,598 miles [2,571.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Boswell that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
    • Indiana
      • Benton County
      • This Boswell is located in Benton County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Boswell that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Boswell.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • This Boswell is located in Buncombe County and lies 613 miles [986.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boswell that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buncombe County community of Boswell.
    • Ohio
      • Mahoning 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 Ohio community of Boswell [Mahoning County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Choctaw County
      • This Boswell is located in Choctaw County and lies 148 miles [238.2 km]<1> to the west of the Boswell that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Boswell.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Somerset County
      • This Boswell is located in Somerset County and lies 888 miles [1,429.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boswell that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Boswell.
    • Virginia
      • Cumberland 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 Virginia community of Boswell [Cumberland County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boswell ...

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.

  • Central [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Boswell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
  • Clear Spring [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Spring
    • Clear Spring [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Boswell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Spring
  • Gum Springs [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Springs
    • Gum Springs [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Boswell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Springs
  • Halfway [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway
    • Halfway [Clark County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Boswell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Haretown [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haretown
      • Haretown [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Boswell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haretown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haretown
    • Love Creek [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Love Creek
      • Love Creek [Clark County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Boswell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Love Creek
    • Meeks Settlement [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeks Settlement
      • Meeks Settlement [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Boswell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeks Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeks Settlement
    • Native [Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Native
      • Native [Clark County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Boswell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Native have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pike Junction [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Junction
      • Pike Junction [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Boswell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Junction

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 Boswell. 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 ...
    • Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Gurdon (Arkansas) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Fitchburg (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 2003 at the age of 79. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Gurdon is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Boswell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Arkadelphia, which is the Seat of Clark County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Boswell to Arkadelphia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the northeast (NE). 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 960 miles [1,545 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,785 miles [10,919.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,514 miles [12,092.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,390 miles [8,674.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County: www.clarkcountyarkansas.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- Boswell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boswell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0443, Longitude: -93.2793       In this case, the coordinates for Boswell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Boswell 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 Boswell, 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Boswell to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.767 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.106 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.928 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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