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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 Britt, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Britt 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 Britt:
    • 33.874273, -93.252114
    • 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 Britt
  • 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 Britt ...

We have found four communities that share the name Britt.

Within Arkansas, the name Britt is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Douglas County
      • This Britt is located in Douglas County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<1> to the east of the Britt that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Britt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Britt.
    • Iowa
      • Hancock County
      • This Britt is located in Hancock County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<1> to the north of the Britt that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Britt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Britt.
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Britt is located in Saint Louis County and lies 951 miles [1,530.5 km]<1> to the north of the Britt that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Britt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Britt.
    • Ontario
      • This Britt lies 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Britt that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Britt

Curious and Interesting Names Near Britt ...

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.

  • Bluff City [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
    • Bluff City [Nevada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Britt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluff City<3>
  • Gum Grove [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Grove
    • Gum Grove [Nevada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Britt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Grove
  • Haretown [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haretown
    • Haretown [Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Britt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haretown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haretown
  • Iron Springs [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Springs
    • Iron Springs [Nevada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Britt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Springs
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Lackland [Nevada County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackland
      • Lackland [Nevada County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Britt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Love Creek [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Love Creek
      • Love Creek [Clark County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Britt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Love Creek
    • Native [Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Native
      • Native [Clark County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Britt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Native have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Piney Grove [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
      • Piney Grove [Pike County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Britt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove
    • Pleasant Hill [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Britt
      • 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
    • Reader [Ouachita County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reader
      • Reader [Ouachita County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Britt
    • Red Springs [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Springs
      • Red Springs [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Britt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Springs

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 Britt. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Britt.
    • Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Gurdon (Arkansas) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Fitchburg (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 2003 at the age of 79. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Gurdon is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Britt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Britt once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Britt and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Arkadelphia, which is the Seat of Clark County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Britt to Arkadelphia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,521 miles [12,103.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,397 miles [8,685.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Clark County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clark County: www.clarkcountyarkansas.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Britt) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Britt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8743, Longitude: -93.2521       In this case, the coordinates for Britt 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>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 Britt, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Britt 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 317.733 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.044 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.942 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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