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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 Branch, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Branch 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 Branch:
    • 35.307856, -93.954512
    • 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 Branch
  • 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 Branch ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Branch.

Within Arkansas, the name Branch is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Saint Clair 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 Illinois community of Branch [Saint Clair County].
    • Kansas
      • Jewell 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 Kansas community of Branch [Jewell County].
    • Kentucky
      • Harrison 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 Kentucky community of Branch [Harrison County].
    • Louisiana
      • Acadia Parish
      • This Branch is located in Acadia Parish and lies 356 miles [572.9 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Branch that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Acadia Parish community of Branch.
    • Michigan
      • Delta 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 Michigan community of Branch [Delta County].
    • Minnesota
      • Chisago County
      • This Branch is located in Chisago County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km]<2> to the north of the Branch that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chisago County community of Branch.
    • Mississippi
      • Scott County
      • This Branch is located in Scott County and lies 314 miles [505.3 km]<2> to the southeast of the Branch that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Branch.
    • Missouri
      • Camden County
      • This Branch is located in Camden County and lies 187 miles [300.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Branch that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Branch.
    • Nebraska
      • Cedar County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Cedar County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cedar County community of Branch.
    • New York
      • Suffolk County
      • This Branch is located in Suffolk County and lies 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Branch that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Branch.
      • Ulster County
      • This Branch is located in Ulster County and lies 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the east northeast of the Branch that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ulster County community of Branch.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Branch lies 2,200 miles [3,540.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Branch that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Pennsylvania
      • Mercer 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 Branch [Mercer County].
    • Texas
      • Collin County
      • This Branch is located in Collin County and lies 211 miles [339.6 km]<2> to the southwest of the Branch that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collin County community of Branch.
    • Wisconsin
      • Manitowoc County
      • This Branch is located in Manitowoc County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Branch that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Branch.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Branch ...

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.

  • Beverly [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Sebastian County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Branch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Bloomer [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomer
    • Bloomer [Sebastian County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Branch
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomer
  • Carbon City [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon City
    • Carbon City [Logan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Branch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon City
  • Cecil [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cecil
    • Cecil [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Branch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cecil have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cecil
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Donald [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
      • Donald [Franklin County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donald have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Leon [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Franklin County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Meg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meg
      • Meg [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meg
    • Ratcliff [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ratcliff
      • Ratcliff [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Branch
      • Estimated population in 2019: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ratcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ratcliff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ratcliff<5>
    • Roseville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Logan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville

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 Branch. 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.

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    • Marvin Edward Blaylock     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Fort Smith is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<6>
    • Roy Buchanan     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Ozark (Arkansas) on Saturday September 23, 1939 and died in Fairfax Hills (Virginia) on Sunday August 14, 1988 at the age of 48. He is buried at Columbia Gardens Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Ozark is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Buchanan<6>
    • Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Sunday January 16, 1910 and died in Reno (Nevada) on Wednesday July 17, 1974 at the age of 64.
      • Lucas is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean<6>
    • Paul 'Daffy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Thursday August 14, 1913 and died in Springdale (Arkansas) on Tueday March 17, 1981 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Memorial Cemetery (Johnson County, Arkansas).
      • Lucas is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<6>
    • Jack Fleck     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Bettendorf (Iowa) on Monday November 7, 1921 and died in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Friday March 21, 2014 at the age of 92. He is buried at Ft. Smith National Cemetery (Sebastian County, Arkansas).
      • Fort Smith is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Fleck<6>
    • David Morris Rowlands     (Actor)
    • Hal Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Barling (Arkansas) on Monday June 1, 1931 and died in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Saturday April 12, 2014 at the age of 82. He is buried at Ft. Smith National Cemetery (Sebastian County, Arkansas).
      • Barling is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Branch.
      • Fort Smith is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Smith<6>
    • Ernest Whitman     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Tueday February 21, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 5, 1954 at the age of 61. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Fort Smith is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Branch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Whitman<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 103 miles [165.8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Branch to Little Rock, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,746 miles [10,856.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,480 miles [12,037.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,359 miles [8,624.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Branch. 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Branch 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 '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- Branch) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Branch. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Branch

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Branch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3079, Longitude: -93.9545       In this case, the coordinates for Branch 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 Branch, 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 Branch 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 318.328 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.924 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.032 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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