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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 Brightwater, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brightwater 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 Brightwater:
    • 36.417851, -94.056869
    • 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 Brightwater
  • 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 Brightwater ...

We have found four communities that share the name Brightwater.

Within Arkansas, the name Brightwater is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Choctaw County
      • This Brightwater is located in Choctaw County and lies 447 miles [719.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Brightwater that is located in Benton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brightwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Brightwater.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Brightwater is located in Hillsborough County and lies 892 miles [1,435.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Brightwater that is located in Benton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brightwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Brightwater.
    • Maine
      • Sagadahoc County
      • This Brightwater is located in Sagadahoc County and lies 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Brightwater that is located in Benton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brightwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sagadahoc County community of Brightwater.
    • North Carolina
      • Henderson County
      • This Brightwater is located in Henderson County and lies 649 miles [1,044.5 km]<1> to the east of the Brightwater that is located in Benton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brightwater
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Brightwater.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brightwater ...

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.

  • Blackjack Corner [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackjack Corner
    • Blackjack Corner [Benton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Brightwater
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackjack Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackjack Corner
  • Buttry [Benton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buttry
    • Buttry [Benton County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Brightwater
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buttry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Electric Springs [Benton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric Springs
    • Electric Springs [Benton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Brightwater
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Electric Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Elkhorn Tavern [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn Tavern
    • Elkhorn Tavern [Benton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Brightwater
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn Tavern
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hill Top [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Top
      • Hill Top [Benton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Brightwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Top have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
    • Leetown [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Benton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Brightwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Line Store [Benton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Line Store
      • Line Store [Benton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Brightwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Line Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Little Flock [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Flock
      • Little Flock [Benton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Brightwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Flock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,786 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Flock
    • Pea Ridge [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Benton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Brightwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pea Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pea Ridge<3>
    • Pleasant Hill [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Benton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Brightwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Prairie Creek [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Creek
      • Prairie Creek [Benton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Brightwater
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Creek
    • Walnut Hill [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Benton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Brightwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill

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 Brightwater. 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 ...
    • Paul 'Daffy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Thursday August 14, 1913 and died in Springdale (Arkansas) on Tueday March 17, 1981 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Memorial Cemetery (Johnson County, Arkansas).
      • Springdale is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Brightwater.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<4>
    • Robert William 'Dabbs' Greer     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bentonville, which is the Seat of Benton County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 153 miles [246.2 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Brightwater to Little Rock, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,692 miles [10,769.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,430 miles [11,957.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,311 miles [8,547.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Benton County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Benton County: www.co.benton.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' (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- Brightwater) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brightwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4179, Longitude: -94.0569       In this case, the coordinates for Brightwater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Brightwater 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 318.49 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.257 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.895 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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