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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 Brocktown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brocktown 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 Brocktown:
    • 34.071496, -93.608516
    • 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 Brocktown
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brocktown ...

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.

  • Ball [Pike County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball
    • Ball [Pike County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Brocktown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Billstown [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billstown
    • Billstown [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Brocktown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billstown
  • Delight [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delight
    • Delight [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Brocktown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delight
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delight<3>
  • Elk [Pike County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk
    • Elk [Pike County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Brocktown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hopewell [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Pike County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Brocktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Maxwell [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Pike County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Brocktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pike City [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike City
      • Pike City [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Brocktown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike City
    • Pleasant Home [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Home
      • Pleasant Home [Pike County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Brocktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stanley [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Pike County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Brocktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Brocktown. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Brocktown.
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Brocktown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<4>

How Far From Brocktown 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 Brocktown 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 Brocktown once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Brocktown and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Murfreesboro, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies just to the West.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Brocktown to Little Rock, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 976 miles [1,570.7 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,796 miles [10,937.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,526 miles [12,111.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,403 miles [8,695.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Pike County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Brocktown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brocktown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0715, Longitude: -93.6085       In this case, the coordinates for Brocktown 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 Brocktown, 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 Brocktown 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 317.984 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.362 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.069 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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