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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:
    • 33.341793, -93.927406
    • 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].
    • Lonoke County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Boyd [Lonoke County].
  • 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 329 miles [529.5 km]<3> to the east of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 643 miles [1,034.8 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 445 miles [716.2 km]<3> to the northeast of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 639 miles [1,028.4 km]<3> to the northeast of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 673 miles [1,083.1 km]<3> to the north of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 450 miles [724.2 km]<3> to the northwest of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 642 miles [1,033.2 km]<3> to the northeast of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 1,560 miles [2,510.6 km]<3> to the north of the Boyd that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
    • Michigan
      • Allegan County
      • This Boyd is located in Allegan County and lies 774 miles [1,245.6 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 801 miles [1,289.1 km]<3> to the north of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 289 miles [465.1 km]<3> to the north of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<3> to the northwest of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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<2> 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<2> 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 736 miles [1,184.5 km]<3> to the west of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 453 miles [729 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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<2> 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 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 757 miles [1,218.3 km]<3> to the east of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the east of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 580 miles [933.4 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 131 miles [210.8 km]<3> to the west of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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 210 miles [338 km] to the west of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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<2> 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 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<3> to the north of the Boyd that is located in Miller 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.

  • Boggy [Miller County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggy
    • Boggy [Miller County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Boyd
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boggy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggy
  • Gertrude [Miller County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gertrude
    • Gertrude [Miller County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Boyd
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gertrude have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gertrude
  • Hoot [Bowie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoot
    • Hoot [Bowie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Boyd
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoot
  • Jonesville [Miller County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
    • Jonesville [Miller County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Boyd
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Line Ferry [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Line Ferry
      • Line Ferry [Miller County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Boyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Line Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Line Ferry
    • Mount Pleasant [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Miller County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Boyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Pleasant Hill [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Miller County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Boyd
      • 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
    • Rocky Mound [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mound
      • Rocky Mound [Miller County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Boyd
      • 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
    • Sulphur [Bowie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur
      • Sulphur [Bowie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Boyd
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur

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 ...
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Boyd.
    • Elizabeth 'Brave Bessie' Coleman     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Atlanta (Texas) on Tueday January 26, 1892 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Friday April 30, 1926 at the age of 34.
      • Atlanta is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth 'Brave Bessie' Coleman<5>
    • Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Texarkana (Texas) on Tueday October 13, 1931 and died in La Jolla (California) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at the age of 69. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Texarkana is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews<5>
    • John 'Country Johnny' Mathis     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Maud (Texas) on Tueday September 30, 1930 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 2011 at the age of 81. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery (Marshall County, Tennessee).
      • Maud is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Boyd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Country Johnny' Mathis<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Texarkana, which is the Seat of Miller County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Boyd to Texarkana, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,846 miles [11,017.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,574 miles [12,189.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,451 miles [8,772.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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>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.
<3>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: 33.3418, Longitude: -93.9274       In this case, the coordinates for Boyd have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.116 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.421 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.317 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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