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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 Brister, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brister 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 Brister:
    • 33.140689, -93.192111
    • 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 Brister
  • 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 Brister ...

We have found one communities that share the name Brister.

Within Arkansas, the name Brister is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ohio
      • Monroe County
      • This Brister is located in Monroe County and lies 804 miles [1,293.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brister that is located in Columbia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brister
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Brister.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brister ...

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.

  • Forest Grove [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Grove
    • Forest Grove [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Brister
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Grove
  • Free Hope [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Hope
    • Free Hope [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Brister
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Free Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Hope
  • Harmony [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Brister
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
  • Horsehead [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsehead
    • Horsehead [Columbia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Brister
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horsehead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horsehead
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hunt [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt
      • Hunt [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt
    • Magnolia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Brister
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<3>
    • Mohawk [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk
      • Mohawk [Columbia County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohawk
    • Rocky Mound [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mound
      • Rocky Mound [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mound
    • Spotville [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spotville
      • Spotville [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spotville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spotville
    • Tide Water [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tide Water
      • Tide Water [Columbia County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Brister
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tide Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tide Water

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 Brister. 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 ...
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Brister.
      • Waldo is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Brister.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Magnolia, which is the Seat of Columbia County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brister to Magnolia, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 122 miles [196.3 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 984 miles [1,583.6 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,828 miles [10,988.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,553 miles [12,155.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,429 miles [8,737.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Columbia County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brister. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1407, Longitude: -93.1921       In this case, the coordinates for Brister 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 Brister 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 317.619 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.815 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.026 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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