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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 Bright, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bright 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 Bright:
    • 33.419567, -93.319059
    • 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 Bright
  • 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 Bright ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Bright.

Within Arkansas, the name Bright 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 ...
    • Alabama
      • Cullman 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 Bright [Cullman County].
    • Florida
      • Bright #
      • 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 Florida community of Bright.
    • Georgia
      • Dawson 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 Georgia community of Bright [Dawson County].
    • Indiana
      • Dearborn County
      • This Bright is located in Dearborn County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<2> to the northeast of the Bright that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bright
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dearborn County community of Bright.
    • Kansas
      • Ness 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 Bright [Ness County].
    • Mississippi
      • DeSoto County
      • This Bright is located in DeSoto County and lies 217 miles [349.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Bright that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bright
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeSoto County community of Bright.
    • Ohio
      • Franklin County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Bright [Franklin County].
    • Ontario
      • This Bright lies 966 miles [1,554.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Bright that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bright
    • Pennsylvania
      • Northumberland 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 Bright [Northumberland County].
    • South Dakota
      • Spink 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 South Dakota community of Bright [Spink County].
    • Tennessee
      • Hamblen County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Bright [Hamblen County].
    • West Virginia
      • Roane County
      • This Bright is located in Roane County and lies 763 miles [1,227.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Bright that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bright
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Bright.
    • Wisconsin
      • Clark County
      • This Bright is located in Clark County and lies 805 miles [1,295.5 km]<2> to the north of the Bright that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bright
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Bright.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bright ...

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.

  • Box Springs [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Springs
    • Box Springs [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Bright
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Box Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Springs
  • Brisbane [Nevada County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brisbane
    • Brisbane [Nevada County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Bright
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brisbane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Delta [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Delta [Nevada County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Bright
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
  • Falcon [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
    • Falcon [Nevada County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Bright
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Free Hope [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Hope
      • Free Hope [Columbia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Free Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Hope
    • Glenville [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Nevada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Lumber [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber
      • Lumber [Columbia County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber
    • Magnolia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<5>
    • Mount Pleasant [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Bright
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Stamps [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamps
      • Stamps [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamps<5>
    • Waldo [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Columbia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Bright
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldo<5>

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 Bright. 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 ...
    • Bill Clinton     (42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001))
      • 42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001). He was born in Hope (Arkansas) on Monday August 19, 1946
      • Hope is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Bright.
    • Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at the age of 83. He is buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas).
      • Waldo is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Bright.
      • Waldo is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Bright.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<6>
    • William Edward 'Little Willie' John     (Singer, entertainer)

How Far From Bright to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bright to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Magnolia, which is the Seat of Columbia County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bright to Magnolia, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,818 miles [10,972.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,545 miles [12,142.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,422 miles [8,725.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Columbia County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bright. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4196, Longitude: -93.3191       In this case, the coordinates for Bright 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 Bright, 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 Bright 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 317.73 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.981 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.04 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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