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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 Brittain, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brittain 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 Brittain:
    • 34.657037, -92.322652
    • 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 Brittain
  • 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 Brittain ...

We have found five communities that share the name Brittain.

Within Arkansas, the name Brittain is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Cloud 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 Brittain [Cloud County].
    • Missouri
      • Dallas County
      • This Brittain is located in Dallas County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<2> to the north of the Brittain that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brittain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Brittain.
    • North Carolina
      • Rutherford 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 North Carolina community of Brittain [Rutherford County].
    • Ohio
      • Summit County
      • This Brittain is located in Summit County and lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Brittain that is located in Pulaski County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brittain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Brittain.
    • West Virginia
      • Taylor 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 West Virginia community of Brittain [Taylor County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brittain ...

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.

  • Cloverdale [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Pulaski County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Brittain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Deer Meadow [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Meadow
    • Deer Meadow [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Brittain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Meadow
  • Gum Springs [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Springs
    • Gum Springs [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Brittain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Springs
  • Hot Springs Junction [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs Junction
    • Hot Springs Junction [Pulaski County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Brittain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs Junction
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    • Iron Springs [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Springs
      • Iron Springs [Pulaski County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Brittain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Springs
    • Landmark [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landmark
      • Landmark [Pulaski County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Brittain
      • Landmark has also been known as:
      • Parkers-Iron Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landmark
    • Mabelvale [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabelvale
      • Mabelvale [Pulaski County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Brittain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabelvale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabelvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mabelvale<5>
    • Meadowcliff [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowcliff
      • Meadowcliff [Pulaski County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Brittain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowcliff
    • Pecan Lake [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Lake
      • Pecan Lake [Pulaski County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Brittain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Lake
    • Ponderosa [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
      • Ponderosa [Pulaski County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Brittain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponderosa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa
    • Rusty Pines [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusty Pines
      • Rusty Pines [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Brittain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rusty Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rusty Pines
    • Skylark [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skylark
      • Skylark [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Brittain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skylark have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skylark
    • Sweet Home [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Home
      • Sweet Home [Pulaski County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Brittain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Home have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Home
    • Woodland Ridge [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Ridge
      • Woodland Ridge [Pulaski County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Brittain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Ridge
    • Woodyardville [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodyardville
      • Woodyardville [Pulaski County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Brittain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodyardville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodyardville

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 Brittain. 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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    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49.
      • Benton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<6>
    • Otis Owen Brannan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at the age of 68. He is buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas).
      • Greenbrier is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the north of Brittain.
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<6>
    • Gail Davis     (Actress)
    • William Malcolm 'Bill' Dickey     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bastrop (Louisiana) on Thursday June 6, 1907 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Friday November 12, 1993 at the age of 86. He is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Malcolm 'Bill' Dickey<6>
    • John Gould Fletcher     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday January 3, 1886 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday May 10, 1950 at the age of 64. He is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Gould Fletcher<6>
    • Ann Gillis     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the age of 90.
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis<6>
    • Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday February 10, 1926 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the age of 93.
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<6>
    • Lawrence Phillips     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday May 12, 1975 and died in Delano (California) on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at the age of 40. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Phillips<6>
    • Elihan Pitts     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at the age of 60.
      • Mayflower is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts<6>
    • Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Thursday August 3, 1961 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday November 23, 1996 at the age of 35. He is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.<6>
    • Carl Sawatski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski<6>
    • Charlie May Simon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Monticello (Arkansas) on Tueday August 17, 1897 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday March 21, 1977 at the age of 79. She is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<6>
    • 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).
      • Little Rock is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Brittain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Ray 'Rabbit' Smith, Sr.<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the Seat of Pulaski County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies just to the north northeast (NNE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 893 miles [1,437.1 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Brittain to White House, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 51 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,717 miles [10,810 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,445 miles [11,981.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,322 miles [8,564.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Pulaski County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pulaski County: www.co.pulaski.ar.us/

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Brittain 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brittain) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brittain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6570, Longitude: -92.3227       In this case, the coordinates for Brittain 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 Brittain, 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 Brittain 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 317.205 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.532 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.407 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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