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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 Broad, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Broad 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 Broad:
    • 33.292896, -92.074303
    • 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 Broad
  • 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 Broad ...

We have found one communities that share the name Broad.

Within Arkansas, the name Broad is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Wilkes County
      • This Broad is located in Wilkes County and lies 540 miles [869 km]<1> to the east of the Broad that is located in Bradley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broad
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkes County community of Broad.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Broad ...

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.

  • Brushy [Ashley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy
    • Brushy [Ashley County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Broad
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brushy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crossroad [Ashley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroad
    • Crossroad [Ashley County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Broad
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroad
  • Johnsville [Bradley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsville
    • Johnsville [Bradley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Broad
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsville
  • Long View Ferry [Bradley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View Ferry
    • Long View Ferry [Bradley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Broad
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View Ferry
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Longview [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Bradley County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Broad
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Longview Crossing [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview Crossing
      • Longview Crossing [Ashley County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Broad
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview Crossing
    • Pattsville [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pattsville
      • Pattsville [Bradley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Broad
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pattsville
    • Pine Island Landing [Bradley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Island Landing
      • Pine Island Landing [Bradley County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Broad
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Island Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Island Landing

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 Broad. 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 ...
    • 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).
      • Monticello is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Broad.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Warren, which is the Seat of Bradley County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Broad to Warren, with an average speed<4> 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 100 miles [160.9 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,776 miles [10,904.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,499 miles [12,068.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,375 miles [8,650.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Bradley County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Broad. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Broad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broad. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2929, Longitude: -92.0743       In this case, the coordinates for Broad 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Broad to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.92 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.019 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.523 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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