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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:
    • 36.040349, -92.055707
    • 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 ...
    • Clark County
      • This Boswell is located in Clark County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Boswell that is located in Izard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark 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 1,546 miles [2,488 km]<1> to the northwest of the Boswell that is located in Izard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
    • Indiana
      • Benton County
      • This Boswell is located in Benton County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Boswell that is located in Izard 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 529 miles [851.3 km]<1> to the east of the Boswell that is located in Izard 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 256 miles [412 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Boswell that is located in Izard 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 762 miles [1,226.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boswell that is located in Izard 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.

  • Crossroads [Izard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Izard County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Boswell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Fifty-Six [Stone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fifty-Six
    • Fifty-Six [Stone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Boswell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 174 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fifty-Six
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fifty-Six<5>
  • Forty Four [Izard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forty Four
    • Forty Four [Izard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Boswell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forty Four have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forty Four
  • Hedges [Stone County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedges
    • Hedges [Stone County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Boswell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedges have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jumbo [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumbo
      • Jumbo [Izard County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Boswell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jumbo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumbo
    • Knob Creek [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Creek
      • Knob Creek [Izard County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Boswell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Creek
    • Lone Star [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
      • Lone Star [Izard County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Boswell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star
    • Melbourne [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbourne
      • Melbourne [Izard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Boswell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,868 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melbourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melbourne<5>
    • Twin Bridges [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Bridges
      • Twin Bridges [Izard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Boswell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Bridges
    • Twin Creek [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Creek
      • Twin Creek [Izard County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Boswell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Creek

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 ...
    • Dick Powell     (Actor)
    • Harold Morrow Sherman     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Traverse City (Michigan) on Wednesday July 13, 1898 and died in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Wednesday August 19, 1987 at the age of 89. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Grand Traverse County, Michigan).
      • Mountain View is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Boswell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Morrow Sherman<6>

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 ...
    • Melbourne, which is the Seat of Izard County and lies just to the East.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 90 miles [144.8 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Boswell to Little Rock, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,637 miles [10,681.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,368 miles [11,857.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,246 miles [8,442.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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 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: 36.0403, Longitude: -92.0557       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>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 Boswell 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 317.142 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.642 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.042 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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