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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 Boydell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boydell 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 Boydell:
    • 33.365672, -91.491232
    • 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 Boydell
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boydell ...

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.

  • Decker [Chicot County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decker
    • Decker [Chicot County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Boydell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Deep Elm [Chicot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Elm
    • Deep Elm [Chicot County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Boydell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Elm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Elm
  • Hedges Ferry [Ashley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedges Ferry
    • Hedges Ferry [Ashley County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Boydell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedges Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedges Ferry
  • Jerome [Drew County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
    • Jerome [Drew County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Boydell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
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    • Lloyd [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lloyd
      • Lloyd [Ashley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Boydell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lloyd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lloyd
    • Maxey [Chicot County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxey
      • Maxey [Chicot County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Boydell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mount Pleasant [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Ashley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Boydell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Post Oak [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Oak
      • Post Oak [Ashley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Boydell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Post Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Oak

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 Boydell. 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 ...
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
      • Greenville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Boydell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<3>
    • Tyrone Davis     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday May 4, 1938 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Greenville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Boydell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tyrone Davis<3>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Boydell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hamburg, which is the Seat of Ashley County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Boydell to Hamburg, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,749 miles [10,861.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,471 miles [12,023.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,347 miles [8,605.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Ashley County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boydell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3657, Longitude: -91.4912       In this case, the coordinates for Boydell 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>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.
<5>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 Boydell to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.557 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.606 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.263 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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