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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 Box Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Box Springs 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 Box Springs:
    • 33.261795, -93.368227
    • 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 Box Springs
  • 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 Box Springs ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Box Springs.

Within Arkansas, the name Box Springs is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Box Springs is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km]<1> to the east of the Box Springs that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Box Springs.
    • California
      • Riverside County
      • This Box Springs is located in Riverside County and lies 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km]<1> to the west of the Box Springs that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Riverside County community of Box Springs.
      • San Bernardino 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 California community of Box Springs [San Bernardino County].
    • Georgia
      • Talbot County
      • This Box Springs is located in Talbot County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<1> to the east of the Box Springs that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Box Springs.
    • Montana
      • Fergus 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 Montana community of Box Springs [Fergus County].
    • Nevada
      • Eureka County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Eureka County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eureka County community of Box Springs.
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Box Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Box Springs ...

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.

  • Experiment [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Experiment
    • Experiment [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Box Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Experiment have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Experiment
  • Friendship [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Columbia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Box Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Harmony [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Box Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
  • Hunt [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt
    • Hunt [Columbia County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Box Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Lumber [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber
      • Lumber [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Box Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber
    • Magnolia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Columbia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Box Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<5>
    • Rocky Mound [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mound
      • Rocky Mound [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Box Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mound
    • Waldo [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Columbia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldo<5>

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 Box Springs. 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 ...
    • Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at the age of 83. He is buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas).
      • Waldo is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Box Springs.
      • Waldo is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Box Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<6>

How Far From Box Springs to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Magnolia, which is the Seat of Columbia County and lies just to the East.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 120 miles [193.1 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Box Springs to Little Rock, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,828 miles [10,988.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,555 miles [12,158.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,431 miles [8,740.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Columbia County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Box Springs. 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 '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- Box Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Box Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2618, Longitude: -93.3682       In this case, the coordinates for Box Springs 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 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 Box Springs 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 Box Springs, 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 Box Springs 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 317.746 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.978 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.085 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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