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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 Bowen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bowen 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 Bowen:
    • 33.969417, -93.494372
    • 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 Bowen
  • 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 Bowen ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Bowen.

Within Arkansas, the name Bowen is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marshall County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Bowen [Marshall County].
    • Colorado
      • Las Animas County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Las Animas County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Las Animas County community of Bowen.
      • Rio Grande 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 Colorado community of Bowen [Rio Grande County].
    • Georgia
      • Liberty County
      • This Bowen is located in Liberty County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km]<3> to the east of the Bowen that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Bowen.
    • Illinois
      • Hancock County
      • This Bowen is located in Hancock County and lies 452 miles [727.4 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Bowen that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Bowen.
    • Iowa
      • Jones 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 Iowa community of Bowen [Jones County].
    • Kentucky
      • Powell County
      • This Bowen is located in Powell County and lies 605 miles [973.7 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Bowen that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Powell County community of Bowen.
    • Michigan
      • Kent 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 Michigan community of Bowen [Kent County].
    • Mississippi
      • Itawamba 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 Mississippi community of Bowen [Itawamba County].
    • Missouri
      • Henry County
      • This Bowen is located in Henry County and lies 316 miles [508.6 km]<3> to the north of the Bowen that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Bowen.
    • Montana
      • Beaverhead 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 Montana community of Bowen [Beaverhead County].
    • Nebraska
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Bowen.
    • New Mexico
      • Dona Ana County
      • Although located in Dona Ana County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dona Ana County community of Bowen.
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • This Bowen is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 965 miles [1,553 km]<3> to the northeast of the Bowen that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Bowen.
    • Ohio
      • Lucas County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Bowen [Lucas County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Bowen.
    • Tennessee
      • Grainger County
      • This Bowen is located in Grainger County and lies 590 miles [949.5 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Bowen that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grainger County community of Bowen.
    • West Virginia
      • Wayne County
      • This Bowen is located in Wayne County and lies 689 miles [1,108.8 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Bowen that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Bowen.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bowen ...

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.

  • Billstown [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billstown
    • Billstown [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Bowen
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billstown
  • Clear Spring [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Spring
    • Clear Spring [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Bowen
    • 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
  • Delight [Pike County]
  • Drab [Hempstead County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drab
    • Drab [Hempstead County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Bowen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drab have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Haretown [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haretown
      • Haretown [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Bowen
      • 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
    • Hopewell [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Pike County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Bowen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Iron Springs [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Springs
      • Iron Springs [Nevada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Bowen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Springs
    • Meeks Settlement [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeks Settlement
      • Meeks Settlement [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Bowen
      • 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
    • Pike Junction [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Junction
      • Pike Junction [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Bowen
      • 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
    • Piney Grove [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
      • Piney Grove [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Bowen
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Bowen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 Bowen. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Bowen.
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Bowen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<6>

How Far From Bowen to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Murfreesboro, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bowen to Murfreesboro, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 88 miles [141.6 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 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 56 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> 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).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,526 miles [12,111.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,403 miles [8,695.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Pike County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bowen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Bowen 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>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 from Point A (ie- Bowen) 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 Bowen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9694, Longitude: -93.4944    
<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 Bowen 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 317.90 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.25 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.034 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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