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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 Boydsville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boydsville 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 Boydsville:
    • 36.334229, -90.383715
    • 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 Boydsville
  • 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 Boydsville ...

We have found four communities that share the name Boydsville.

Within Arkansas, the name Boydsville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Graves County
      • This Boydsville is located in Graves County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the east of the Boydsville that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boydsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Graves County community of Boydsville.
    • Missouri
      • Callaway County
      • This Boydsville is located in Callaway County and lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Boydsville that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boydsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callaway County community of Boydsville.
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • This Boydsville is located in Belmont County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Boydsville that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boydsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Boydsville.
    • Tennessee
      • Weakley County
      • This Boydsville is located in Weakley County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the east of the Boydsville that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boydsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weakley County community of Boydsville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boydsville ...

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.

  • Cache Lake [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cache Lake
    • Cache Lake [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Boydsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cache Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cache Lake
  • Crockett [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett
    • Crockett [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Boydsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crockett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett
  • Dixie [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Boydsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
  • Greenway [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
    • Greenway [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Boydsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 189 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway
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    • Hopewell [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Boydsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Jay [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay
      • Jay [Greene County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Boydsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jay
    • Knob [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob
      • Knob [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Boydsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob
    • Mitchell [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Boydsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Walnut Grove [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Boydsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove

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 Boydsville. 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 ...
    • Hubert S. 'Shucks' Pruett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Malden (Missouri) on Saturday September 1, 1900 and died in Ladue (Missouri) on Thursday January 28, 1982 at the age of 81. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Malden is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Boydsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hubert S. 'Shucks' Pruett<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 152 miles [244.6 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Boydsville to Little Rock, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 750 miles [1,207 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,558 miles [10,554.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,163 miles [8,309 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Clay County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boydsville. 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 from Point A (ie- Boydsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boydsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3342, Longitude: -90.3837       In this case, the coordinates for Boydsville 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 Boydsville 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 316.079 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.45 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.231 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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