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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 Brandon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brandon 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 Brandon:
    • 33.719273, -91.920135
    • 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 Brandon
  • 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 Brandon ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Brandon.

Within Arkansas, the name Brandon is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 25 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • DeKalb 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 Alabama community of Brandon [DeKalb County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Brandon lies 1,704 miles [2,742.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
    • California
      • El Dorado 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 California community of Brandon [El Dorado County].
    • Colorado
      • Kiowa County
      • This Brandon is located in Kiowa County and lies 671 miles [1,079.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kiowa County community of Brandon.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Brandon is located in New Castle County and lies 998 miles [1,606.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Brandon.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Brandon is located in Hillsborough County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Brandon.
    • Indiana
      • Rush 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 Indiana community of Brandon [Rush County].
    • Iowa
      • Buchanan County
      • This Brandon is located in Buchanan County and lies 593 miles [954.3 km]<2> to the north of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buchanan County community of Brandon.
    • Louisiana
      • West Feliciana Parish
      • This Brandon is located in West Feliciana Parish and lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<2> to the south of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the West Feliciana Parish community of Brandon.
    • Manitoba
      • This Brandon lies 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
    • Michigan
      • Oakland 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 Brandon [Oakland County].
    • Minnesota
      • Douglas County
      • This Brandon is located in Douglas County and lies 867 miles [1,395.3 km]<2> to the north of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Brandon.
    • Mississippi
      • Rankin County
      • This Brandon is located in Rankin County and lies 149 miles [239.8 km]<2> to the southeast of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rankin County community of Brandon.
    • Missouri
      • Benton County
      • This Brandon is located in Benton County and lies 341 miles [548.8 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Brandon.
    • Montana
      • Madison County
      • This Brandon is located in Madison County and lies 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Brandon.
    • Nebraska
      • Perkins County
      • This Brandon is located in Perkins County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perkins County community of Brandon.
    • New York
      • Franklin 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 New York community of Brandon [Franklin County].
    • North Carolina
      • Ashe County
      • This Brandon is located in Ashe County and lies 618 miles [994.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashe County community of Brandon.
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Brandon is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the east of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Brandon.
    • Ohio
      • Knox County
      • This Brandon is located in Knox County and lies 689 miles [1,108.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Brandon.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Venango County
      • This Brandon is located in Venango County and lies 842 miles [1,355.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Venango County community of Brandon.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Brandon is located in Greenville County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<2> to the east of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Brandon.
    • South Dakota
      • Minnehaha County
      • This Brandon is located in Minnehaha County and lies 726 miles [1,168.4 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Minnehaha County community of Brandon.
    • Texas
      • Hill County
      • This Brandon is located in Hill County and lies 314 miles [505.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hill County community of Brandon.
    • Vermont
      • Rutland County
      • This Brandon is located in Rutland County and lies 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutland County community of Brandon.
    • Virginia
      • Prince George County
      • This Brandon is located in Prince George County and lies 872 miles [1,403.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George County community of Brandon.
    • Wisconsin
      • Fond du Lac County
      • This Brandon is located in Fond du Lac County and lies 711 miles [1,144.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Brandon that is located in Drew County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fond du Lac County community of Brandon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brandon ...

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.

  • Cornerville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornerville
    • Cornerville [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Brandon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornerville
  • Green Hill [Drew County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hill
    • Green Hill [Drew County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Brandon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill
  • Little Garnett [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Garnett
    • Little Garnett [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Brandon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Garnett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Garnett
  • Pansy [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pansy
    • Pansy [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Brandon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pansy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pansy
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Plantersville [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Drew County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
    • Reed Settlement [Drew County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Settlement
      • Reed Settlement [Drew County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rest [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rest
      • Rest [Lincoln County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rock Springs [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Drew County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Rose Hill [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Drew County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Rough and Ready [Drew County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough and Ready
      • Rough and Ready [Drew County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough and Ready have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saline [Bradley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
      • Saline [Bradley County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saline have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tennessee [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tennessee
      • Tennessee [Drew County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Brandon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tennessee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tennessee

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 Brandon. 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 ...
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Brandon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monticello, which is the Seat of Drew County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brandon to Monticello, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 73 miles [117.5 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> 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).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,473 miles [12,026.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,348 miles [8,606.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brandon. 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 Brandon 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brandon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brandon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7193, Longitude: -91.9201       In this case, the coordinates for Brandon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Brandon 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 316.862 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.009 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.388 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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