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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 Brandenburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brandenburg 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 Brandenburg:
    • 35.986183, -92.036818
    • 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 Brandenburg
  • 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 Brandenburg ...

We have found one communities that share the name Brandenburg.

Within Arkansas, the name Brandenburg is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, there is another community also named Brandenburg in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Meade County
      • This Brandenburg is located in Meade County and lies 351 miles [564.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Brandenburg that is located in Izard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandenburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meade County community of Brandenburg.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brandenburg ...

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.

  • Fifty-Six [Stone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fifty-Six
    • Fifty-Six [Stone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Brandenburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 174 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fifty-Six
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fifty-Six<2>
  • Forty Four [Izard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forty Four
    • Forty Four [Izard County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Brandenburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forty Four have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forty Four
  • Hedges [Stone County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedges
    • Hedges [Stone County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Brandenburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedges have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Jumbo [Izard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumbo
    • Jumbo [Izard County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Brandenburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jumbo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumbo
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    • Knob Creek [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Creek
      • Knob Creek [Izard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Brandenburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Creek
    • Lone Star [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
      • Lone Star [Izard County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Brandenburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star
    • Melbourne [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbourne
      • Melbourne [Izard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Brandenburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,868 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melbourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melbourne<2>
    • Mountain View [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Stone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Brandenburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<2>
    • Twin Bridges [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Bridges
      • Twin Bridges [Izard County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Brandenburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Bridges
    • Twin Creek [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Creek
      • Twin Creek [Izard County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Brandenburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Creek

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 Brandenburg. 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 ...
    • Dick Powell     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Monday November 14, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1963 at the age of 58. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Mountain View is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Brandenburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Powell<4>
    • Harold Morrow Sherman     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Traverse City (Michigan) on Wednesday July 13, 1898 and died in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Wednesday August 19, 1987 at the age of 89. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Grand Traverse County, Michigan).
      • Mountain View is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Brandenburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Morrow Sherman<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Melbourne, which is the Seat of Izard County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 87 miles [140 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Brandenburg to Little Rock, with an average speed<5>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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,639 miles [10,684.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,370 miles [11,860.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,248 miles [8,445.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Izard County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brandenburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9862, Longitude: -92.0368       In this case, the coordinates for Brandenburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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>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.
<6>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 Brandenburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.126 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.616 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.044 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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