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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 Brinkley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brinkley 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 Brinkley:
    • 34.889601, -91.189492
    • 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 Brinkley
  • 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 Brinkley ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Brinkley.

Within Arkansas, the name Brinkley is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Knott County
      • This Brinkley is located in Knott County and lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Brinkley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brinkley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knott County community of Brinkley.
    • Maryland
      • Somerset County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Brinkley [Somerset County].
    • Mississippi
      • Perry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Brinkley [Perry County].
    • North Carolina
      • Burke County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Brinkley [Burke County].
      • Columbus County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Brinkley [Columbus County].
      • Gates County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Brinkley [Gates County].
    • Tennessee
      • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Brinkley [Fayette County].
    • Virginia
      • Suffolk City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Brinkley [Suffolk City].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brinkley ...

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.

  • Blossom [Saint Francis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blossom
    • Blossom [Saint Francis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Brinkley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blossom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blossom
  • Casey [Woodruff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casey
    • Casey [Woodruff County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Brinkley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casey
  • Cotton Plant [Woodruff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Plant
    • Cotton Plant [Woodruff County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Brinkley
    • 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Brinkley
    • 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
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Fargo [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fargo
      • Fargo [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Brinkley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 80 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fargo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
    • Hopper [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopper
      • Hopper [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Brinkley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopper
    • Posey [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Posey
      • Posey [Saint Francis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Brinkley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Posey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Posey
    • Rich [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich
      • Rich [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Brinkley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich
    • Stoops [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoops
      • Stoops [Monroe County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Brinkley
      • 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 Brinkley. 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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    • Marion F. Garner     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in McCrory (Arkansas) on Saturday July 24, 1926 and died in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday May 19, 2004 at the age of 77. He is buried at Houston National Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • McCrory is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Brinkley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion F. Garner<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Brinkley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Lockwood, Jr.<5>
    • Oscar Polk     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at the age of 49. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Marianna is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Brinkley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk<5>
    • Charlie Rich     (Singer, musician)
      • Singer, musician. He was born in Colt (Arkansas) on Wednesday December 14, 1932 and died in Hammond (Louisiana) on Tueday July 25, 1995 at the age of 62.
      • Colt is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Brinkley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Rich<5>
    • Billy Ray 'Rabbit' Smith, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Augusta (Arkansas) on Sunday January 27, 1935 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday March 21, 2001 at the age of 66. He is buried at Augusta Memorial Park (Woodruff County, Arkansas).
      • Augusta is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Brinkley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Ray 'Rabbit' Smith, Sr.<5>
    • Minor Watson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Sunday December 22, 1889 and died in Alton (Illinois) on Wednesday July 28, 1965 at the age of 75. He is buried at Alton Cemetery (Madison County, Illinois).
      • Marianna is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Brinkley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Minor Watson<5>

How Far From Brinkley to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clarendon, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brinkley to Clarendon, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,661 miles [10,719.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,387 miles [11,888.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,263 miles [8,470 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Brinkley) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brinkley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8896, Longitude: -91.1895       In this case, the coordinates for Brinkley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Brinkley 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.
<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 Brinkley 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 316.496 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.739 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.868 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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