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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 Breckenridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Breckenridge 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 Breckenridge:
    • 34.762592, -92.395432
    • 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 Breckenridge
  • 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 Breckenridge ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Breckenridge.

Within Arkansas, the name Breckenridge is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Summit County
      • This Breckenridge is located in Summit County and lies 818 miles [1,316.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Breckenridge.
    • Illinois
      • Hancock County
      • This Breckenridge is located in Hancock County and lies 383 miles [616.4 km]<1> to the north of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Breckenridge.
      • Sangamon County
      • This Breckenridge is located in Sangamon County and lies 377 miles [606.7 km] to the north northeast of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sangamon County community of Breckenridge.
    • Indiana
      • Harrison County
      • This Breckenridge is located in Harrison County and lies 426 miles [685.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Breckenridge.
    • Michigan
      • Gratiot County
      • This Breckenridge is located in Gratiot County and lies 731 miles [1,176.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gratiot County community of Breckenridge.
    • Minnesota
      • Wilkin County
      • This Breckenridge is located in Wilkin County and lies 823 miles [1,324.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkin County community of Breckenridge.
    • Mississippi
      • Hinds County
      • This Breckenridge is located in Hinds County and lies 205 miles [329.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hinds County community of Breckenridge.
    • Missouri
      • Caldwell County
      • This Breckenridge is located in Caldwell County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of Breckenridge.
    • North Carolina
      • Wilson County
      • This Breckenridge is located in Wilson County and lies 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<1> to the east of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Breckenridge.
    • Oklahoma
      • Garfield County
      • This Breckenridge is located in Garfield County and lies 321 miles [516.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garfield County community of Breckenridge.
    • Quebec
      • This Breckenridge lies 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
    • Texas
      • Dallas County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Dallas County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Breckenridge.
      • Stephens County
      • This Breckenridge is located in Stephens County and lies 398 miles [640.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Breckenridge that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stephens County community of Breckenridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Breckenridge ...

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.

  • Douglas Corner [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas Corner
    • Douglas Corner [Pulaski County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Breckenridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas Corner
  • Hickory Hills [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
    • Hickory Hills [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Breckenridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
  • Hickory Ridge [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Ridge
    • Hickory Ridge [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Breckenridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Ridge
  • Overlook Park [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overlook Park
    • Overlook Park [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Breckenridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overlook Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook Park
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    • Pebble Beach Park [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebble Beach Park
      • Pebble Beach Park [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pebble Beach Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebble Beach Park
    • Pleasant Forest [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Forest
      • Pleasant Forest [Pulaski County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Forest
    • Pleasant Ridge [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Pleasant View [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Rainwood [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainwood
      • Rainwood [Pulaski County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainwood
    • Rock Creek [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Rosedale [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Pulaski County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Spring Valley [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Pulaski County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Timber Ridge [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Ridge
      • Timber Ridge [Pulaski County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Ridge
    • Turtle Creek [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Creek
      • Turtle Creek [Pulaski County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Breckenridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle 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 Breckenridge. 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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    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49.
      • Benton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<4>
    • 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).
      • Conway is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<4>
    • Otis Owen Brannan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at the age of 68. He is buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas).
      • Greenbrier is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the north of Breckenridge.
      • Little Rock is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<4>
    • Gail Davis     (Actress)
    • William Malcolm 'Bill' Dickey     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bastrop (Louisiana) on Thursday June 6, 1907 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Friday November 12, 1993 at the age of 86. He is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Malcolm 'Bill' Dickey<4>
    • John Gould Fletcher     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday January 3, 1886 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday May 10, 1950 at the age of 64. He is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Breckenridge.
      • Little Rock is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Gould Fletcher<4>
    • Ann Gillis     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the age of 90.
      • Little Rock is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis<4>
    • Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday February 10, 1926 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the age of 93.
      • Little Rock is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<4>
    • Lawrence Phillips     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday May 12, 1975 and died in Delano (California) on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at the age of 40. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Little Rock is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Phillips<4>
    • Elihan Pitts     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at the age of 60.
      • Mayflower is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts<4>
    • Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Thursday August 3, 1961 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday November 23, 1996 at the age of 35. He is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Breckenridge.
      • Little Rock is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.<4>
    • Carl Sawatski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski<4>
    • 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).
      • Little Rock is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Breckenridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the Seat of Pulaski County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies just to the east southeast (ESE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 894 miles [1,438.8 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Breckenridge to White House, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 51 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,714 miles [10,805.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,443 miles [11,978.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,320 miles [8,561.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Pulaski County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Breckenridge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pulaski County: www.co.pulaski.ar.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Breckenridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Breckenridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7626, Longitude: -92.3954       In this case, the coordinates for Breckenridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Breckenridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Breckenridge 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 317.261 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.611 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.421 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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