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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 Brainerd, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brainerd 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 Brainerd:
    • 35.681189, -90.863450
    • 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 Brainerd
  • 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 Brainerd ...

We have found five communities that share the name Brainerd.

Within Arkansas, the name Brainerd is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, four are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Brainerd is located in Cook County and lies 452 miles [727.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Brainerd that is located in Poinsett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brainerd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Brainerd.
    • Kansas
      • Butler County
      • This Brainerd is located in Butler County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Brainerd that is located in Poinsett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brainerd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Brainerd.
    • Manitoba
      • This Brainerd lies 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Brainerd that is located in Poinsett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brainerd
    • Minnesota
      • Crow Wing County
      • This Brainerd is located in Crow Wing County and lies 757 miles [1,218.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Brainerd that is located in Poinsett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brainerd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crow Wing County community of Brainerd.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This Brainerd is located in Hamilton County and lies 319 miles [513.4 km]<1> to the east of the Brainerd that is located in Poinsett County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brainerd
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Brainerd.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brainerd ...

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.

  • Buffalolick [Poinsett County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalolick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalolick
    • Buffalolick [Poinsett County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Brainerd
  • Cash [Craighead County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
    • Cash [Craighead County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Brainerd
    • Estimated population in 2019: 360 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
  • Credit [Craighead County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Credit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Credit
    • Credit [Craighead County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Brainerd
  • Fisher [Craighead County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher
    • Fisher [Craighead County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Brainerd
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenfield [Poinsett County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Poinsett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Brainerd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Harrisburg [Poinsett County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Poinsett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Brainerd
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,309 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<3>
    • Ridge [Craighead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge
      • Ridge [Craighead County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Brainerd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge
    • Three Way [Craighead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Way have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Way
      • Three Way [Craighead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Brainerd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Way
    • Uno [Poinsett County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Poinsett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Brainerd
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno
    • Weiner [Poinsett County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weiner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weiner
      • Weiner [Poinsett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Brainerd
      • Estimated population in 2019: 674 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weiner

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 Brainerd. 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 ...
    • Marshall Grant     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Nantahala (North Carolina) on Saturday May 5, 1928 and died in Jonesboro (Arkansas) on Sunday August 7, 2011 at the age of 83.
      • Jonesboro is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Brainerd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Grant<4>
    • Leon J. Peels     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Newport (Arkansas) on Sunday October 18, 1936 and died in Venice (California) on Saturday April 10, 1999 at the age of 62. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Newport is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Brainerd.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon J. Peels<4>

How Far From Brainerd 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 Brainerd 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<5> community of Brainerd once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Brainerd and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Harrisburg, which is the Seat of Poinsett County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brainerd to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6> 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 102 miles [164.2 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,609 miles [10,636.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,337 miles [11,807.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,213 miles [8,389.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Poinsett County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Poinsett County: www.poinsettco.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brainerd) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brainerd. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6812, Longitude: -90.8635       In this case, the coordinates for Brainerd 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Brainerd, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Brainerd 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 316.345 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.67 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.575 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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