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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 Boughton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boughton 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 Boughton:
    • 33.850108, -93.325727
    • 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 Boughton
  • 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 Boughton ...

We have found two communities that share the name Boughton.

Within Arkansas, the name Boughton is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Richland Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Boughton [Richland Parish].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Venango County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Boughton [Venango County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boughton ...

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.

  • Drab [Hempstead County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drab
    • Drab [Hempstead County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Boughton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drab have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Emmet [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
    • Emmet [Nevada County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Boughton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 461 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
  • Gum Grove [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Grove
    • Gum Grove [Nevada County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Boughton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Grove
  • Haretown [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haretown
    • Haretown [Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Boughton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haretown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haretown
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    • Iron Springs [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Springs
      • Iron Springs [Nevada County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Boughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Springs
    • Lackland [Nevada County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackland
      • Lackland [Nevada County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Boughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Love Creek [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Love Creek
      • Love Creek [Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Boughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Boughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeks Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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]<2> to the north of Boughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Native have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pike Junction [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Junction
      • Pike Junction [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Boughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Junction
    • Piney Grove [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
      • Piney Grove [Pike County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Boughton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove
    • Pleasant Hill [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Nevada County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Boughton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant 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 Boughton. 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 ...
    • Bill Clinton     (42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001))
      • 42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001). He was born in Hope (Arkansas) on Monday August 19, 1946
      • Hope is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Boughton.
    • 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 northeast of Boughton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Prescott, which is the Seat of Nevada County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<2> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Boughton to Little Rock, with an average speed<5>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 5 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 968 miles [1,557.8 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,797 miles [10,938.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,525 miles [12,110.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,402 miles [8,693.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Nevada County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Nevada County: www.co.nevada.ar.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Boughton 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Boughton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boughton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8501, Longitude: -93.3257       In this case, the coordinates for Boughton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 Boughton 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 317.778 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.093 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.978 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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