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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 Boxley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boxley 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 Boxley:
    • 35.976744, -93.402127
    • 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 Boxley
  • 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 Boxley ...

We have found three communities that share the name Boxley.

Within Arkansas, the name Boxley is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Boxley is located in Hamilton County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Boxley that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Boxley.
    • Virginia
      • Giles County
      • This Boxley is located in Giles County and lies 695 miles [1,118.5 km]<1> to the east of the Boxley that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Giles County community of Boxley.
      • Greene 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 Virginia community of Boxley [Greene County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boxley ...

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.

  • Allfriend [Newton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allfriend
    • Allfriend [Newton County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Boxley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allfriend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Diamond Cave [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Cave
    • Diamond Cave [Newton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Boxley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Cave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Cave
  • Edwards Junction [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards Junction
    • Edwards Junction [Newton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Boxley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwards Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards Junction
  • George [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for George
    • George [Newton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Boxley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for George have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on George
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Jasper [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
      • Jasper [Newton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Boxley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<4>
    • Mossville [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mossville
      • Mossville [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Boxley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mossville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mossville
    • Murray [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Boxley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • Parthenon [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parthenon
      • Parthenon [Newton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Boxley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parthenon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parthenon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parthenon<4>
    • Red Star [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Star
      • Red Star [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Boxley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Star have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Star

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jasper, which is the Seat of Newton County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Boxley to Jasper, with an average speed<5> 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 106 miles [170.6 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,691 miles [10,768.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,425 miles [11,949.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,305 miles [8,537.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Newton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boxley. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boxley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boxley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9767, Longitude: -93.4021       In this case, the coordinates for Boxley 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 Boxley 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>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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Boxley 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 318.02 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.653 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.668 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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