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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 Boyd, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boyd 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 Boyd:
    • 34.538983, -91.925694
    • 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 Boyd
  • 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 Boyd ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Boyd.

There are two communities within Arkansas that are also named Boyd.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another 35 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 35 communities, 35 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Arkansas ...
    • Lafayette 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 Arkansas community of Boyd [Lafayette County].
    • Miller County
      • This Boyd is located in Miller County and lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<2> to the southwest of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miller County community of Boyd.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Barbour 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 Alabama community of Boyd [Barbour County].
      • Sumter County
      • This Boyd is located in Sumter County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Boyd.
    • California
      • Sacramento 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 California community of Boyd [Sacramento County].
      • San Joaquin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Boyd [San Joaquin County].
    • Florida
      • Taylor County
      • This Boyd is located in Taylor County and lies 570 miles [917.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Boyd.
    • Illinois
      • Jefferson County
      • This Boyd is located in Jefferson County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Boyd.
    • Indiana
      • Rush County
      • This Boyd is located in Rush County and lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rush County community of Boyd.
    • Iowa
      • Chickasaw County
      • This Boyd is located in Chickasaw County and lies 585 miles [941.5 km]<2> to the north of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chickasaw County community of Boyd.
    • Kansas
      • Barton County
      • This Boyd is located in Barton County and lies 472 miles [759.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barton County community of Boyd.
    • Kentucky
      • Harrison County
      • This Boyd is located in Harrison County and lies 501 miles [806.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Boyd.
    • Manitoba
      • This Boyd lies 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km]<2> to the north of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
    • Michigan
      • Allegan County
      • This Boyd is located in Allegan County and lies 646 miles [1,039.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegan County community of Boyd.
    • Minnesota
      • Lac qui Parle County
      • This Boyd is located in Lac qui Parle County and lies 742 miles [1,194.1 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lac qui Parle County community of Boyd.
    • Missouri
      • Crawford County
      • Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Boyd.
      • Dallas County
      • This Boyd is located in Dallas County and lies 221 miles [355.7 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Boyd.
    • Montana
      • Carbon County
      • This Boyd is located in Carbon County and lies 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Boyd.
      • Roosevelt 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 Boyd [Roosevelt County].
    • Nevada
      • Lincoln 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 Nevada community of Boyd [Lincoln County].
    • New Mexico
      • Dona Ana County
      • This Boyd is located in Dona Ana County and lies 857 miles [1,379.2 km]<2> to the west of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dona Ana County community of Boyd.
    • New York
      • Lewis 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 New York community of Boyd [Lewis County].
    • North Carolina
      • Rockingham 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 North Carolina community of Boyd [Rockingham County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Beaver County
      • This Boyd is located in Beaver County and lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaver County community of Boyd.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Boyd.
    • Oregon
      • Wasco 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 Oregon community of Boyd [Wasco County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Adams 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 Boyd [Adams County].
      • Allegheny County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Boyd [Allegheny County].
      • Dauphin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Boyd [Dauphin County].
      • Northumberland County
      • This Boyd is located in Northumberland County and lies 944 miles [1,519.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northumberland County community of Boyd.
    • South Carolina
      • Jasper County
      • This Boyd is located in Jasper County and lies 651 miles [1,047.7 km]<2> to the east of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Boyd.
      • Newberry County
      • This Boyd is located in Newberry County and lies 590 miles [949.5 km] to the east of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newberry County community of Boyd.
    • Tennessee
      • Knox County
      • This Boyd is located in Knox County and lies 446 miles [717.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Boyd.
    • Texas
      • Fannin County
      • This Boyd is located in Fannin County and lies 250 miles [402.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fannin County community of Boyd.
      • Wise County
      • This Boyd is located in Wise County and lies 338 miles [544 km] to the west southwest of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Boyd.
    • West Virginia
      • Upshur 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 West Virginia community of Boyd [Upshur County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Chippewa County
      • This Boyd is located in Chippewa County and lies 720 miles [1,158.7 km]<2> to the north of the Boyd that is located in Lonoke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chippewa County community of Boyd.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boyd ...

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.

  • Bevis Corner [Lonoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bevis Corner
    • Bevis Corner [Lonoke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Boyd
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bevis Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bevis Corner
  • Dickey [Pulaski County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
    • Dickey [Pulaski County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Boyd
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • England [Lonoke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for England
    • England [Lonoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Boyd
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,689 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for England have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on England
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for England<5>
  • Gethsemane [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gethsemane
    • Gethsemane [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Boyd
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gethsemane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gethsemane
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Plum Bayou [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Bayou
      • Plum Bayou [Jefferson County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Boyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Bluff [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bluff
      • Red Bluff [Jefferson County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Boyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Bluff Ferry [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bluff Ferry
      • Red Bluff Ferry [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Boyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bluff Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bluff Ferry
    • Tucker [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Boyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker

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 Boyd. 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 ...
    • Otis Owen Brannan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at the age of 68. He is buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<6>
    • Eldridge Cleaver     (Activist, Black Panther leader, writer)
      • Activist, Black Panther leader, writer. He was born in Wabbaseka (Arkansas) on Saturday August 31, 1935 and died in Pomona (California) on Friday May 1, 1998 at the age of 62. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Wabbaseka is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eldridge Cleaver<6>
    • Gail Davis     (Actress)
    • William Malcolm 'Bill' Dickey     (Major League Baseball)
    • John Gould Fletcher     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday January 3, 1886 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday May 10, 1950 at the age of 64. He is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Gould Fletcher<6>
    • Ann Gillis     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the age of 90.
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis<6>
    • Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday February 10, 1926 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the age of 93.
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<6>
    • Charles Johnson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Pine Bluff (Arkansas) on Saturday August 7, 1909 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday June 10, 2006 at the age of 96. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Pine Bluff is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Johnson<6>
    • Lawrence Phillips     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday May 12, 1975 and died in Delano (California) on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at the age of 40. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Phillips<6>
    • Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Thursday August 3, 1961 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday November 23, 1996 at the age of 35. He is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.<6>
    • Carl Sawatski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski<6>
    • 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).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<6>
    • Billy Ray 'Rabbit' Smith, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Augusta (Arkansas) on Sunday January 27, 1935 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday March 21, 2001 at the age of 66. He is buried at Augusta Memorial Park (Woodruff County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Ray 'Rabbit' Smith, Sr.<6>

How Far From Boyd 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 Boyd 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 community of Boyd once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Boyd and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Lonoke, which is the Seat of Lonoke County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Boyd to Lonoke, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest (NW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,707 miles [10,793.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,434 miles [11,963.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,310 miles [8,545.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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 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 Boyd 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Boyd) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyd. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5390, Longitude: -91.9257       In this case, the coordinates for Boyd have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Boyd, 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 Boyd 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 316.939 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.207 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.252 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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