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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 Brasfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brasfield 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 Brasfield:
    • 34.832978, -91.378924
    • 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 Brasfield
  • 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 Brasfield ...

We have found one communities that share the name Brasfield.

Within Arkansas, the name Brasfield is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Mississippi
      • Jefferson 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 Mississippi community of Brasfield [Jefferson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brasfield ...

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.

  • Cotton Plant [Woodruff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Plant
    • Cotton Plant [Woodruff County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Brasfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Plant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cotton Plant<4>
  • Eden [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Brasfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Erwin [Prairie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Prairie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Brasfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
  • Hallsville [Prairie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallsville
    • Hallsville [Prairie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Brasfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallsville
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Harrys [Prairie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrys
      • Harrys [Prairie County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Brasfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Little Dixie [Prairie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Dixie
      • Little Dixie [Prairie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Brasfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Dixie
    • Park Grove [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Grove
      • Park Grove [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Brasfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Grove
    • Peppers Lake [Prairie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peppers Lake
      • Peppers Lake [Prairie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Brasfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peppers Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peppers Lake
    • Peppers Landing [Prairie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peppers Landing
      • Peppers Landing [Prairie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Brasfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peppers Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peppers Landing
    • Sand Hill [Prairie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Prairie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Brasfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Stoops [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoops
      • Stoops [Monroe County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Brasfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoops have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Brasfield. 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 ...
    • Robert Lockwood, Jr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Turkey Scratch (Arkansas) on Saturday March 27, 1915 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Tueday November 21, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Turkey Scratch is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Brasfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Lockwood, Jr.<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 50 miles [80.5 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Brasfield to Little Rock, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,671 miles [10,735.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,398 miles [11,905.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,274 miles [8,487.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Prairie County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brasfield. 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Brasfield 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brasfield) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brasfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8330, Longitude: -91.3789    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Brasfield 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 316.612 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.867 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.961 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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