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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 Bowser, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bowser 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 Bowser:
    • 33.584554, -91.813742
    • 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 Bowser
  • 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 Bowser ...

We have found two communities that share the name Bowser.

Within Arkansas, the name Bowser is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Bowser lies 1,997 miles [3,213.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bowser that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowser
    • Texas
      • San Saba County
      • This Bowser is located in San Saba County and lies 442 miles [711.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bowser that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowser
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Saba County community of Bowser.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bowser ...

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.

  • Green Hill [Drew County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hill
    • Green Hill [Drew County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bowser
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill
  • Jeter [Drew County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeter
    • Jeter [Drew County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Bowser
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lewis [Drew County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
    • Lewis [Drew County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bowser
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
  • Lone Sasafras [Drew County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Sasafras
    • Lone Sasafras [Drew County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Bowser
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Sasafras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Paradise [Drew County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Drew County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Bowser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Neck [Drew County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Neck
      • Red Neck [Drew County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bowser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reed Settlement [Drew County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Settlement
      • Reed Settlement [Drew County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Bowser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rose Hill [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Drew County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Bowser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Rough and Ready [Drew County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough and Ready
      • Rough and Ready [Drew County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bowser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough and Ready have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Scrouge Out [Drew County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scrouge Out
      • Scrouge Out [Drew County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Bowser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scrouge Out have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tennessee [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tennessee
      • Tennessee [Drew County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bowser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tennessee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tennessee

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 Bowser. 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 ...
    • Charlie May Simon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Monticello (Arkansas) on Tueday August 17, 1897 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday March 21, 1977 at the age of 79. She is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Monticello is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Bowser.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Bowser once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Bowser and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Monticello, which is the Seat of Drew County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 83 miles [133.6 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Bowser 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 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,751 miles [10,864.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,475 miles [12,029.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,350 miles [8,610 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Drew County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowser) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowser. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5846, Longitude: -91.8137       In this case, the coordinates for Bowser have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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 Bowser, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Bowser 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 316.782 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.897 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.364 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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