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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 Brockwell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brockwell 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 Brockwell:
    • 36.142847, -91.926538
    • 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 Brockwell
  • 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 Brockwell ...

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.

  • Forty Four [Izard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forty Four
    • Forty Four [Izard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Brockwell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forty Four have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forty Four
  • Franklin [Izard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Izard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Brockwell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 191 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
  • Jett [Izard County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jett
    • Jett [Izard County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Brockwell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Jumbo [Izard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumbo
    • Jumbo [Izard County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Brockwell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jumbo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumbo
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    • Knob Creek [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Creek
      • Knob Creek [Izard County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Brockwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Creek
    • LaCrosse [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaCrosse
      • LaCrosse [Izard County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Brockwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for LaCrosse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaCrosse
    • Melbourne [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbourne
      • Melbourne [Izard County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Brockwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,868 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melbourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melbourne<3>
    • Twin Bridges [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Bridges
      • Twin Bridges [Izard County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Brockwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Bridges
    • Union [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Fulton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Brockwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Violet Hill [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Violet Hill
      • Violet Hill [Izard County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Brockwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Violet Hill
    • Wiseman [Izard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiseman
      • Wiseman [Izard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Brockwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiseman

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 Brockwell. 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 ...
    • Dick Powell     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Monday November 14, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1963 at the age of 58. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Mountain View is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Brockwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Powell<4>
    • Harold Morrow Sherman     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Traverse City (Michigan) on Wednesday July 13, 1898 and died in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Wednesday August 19, 1987 at the age of 89. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Grand Traverse County, Michigan).
      • Mountain View is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Brockwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Morrow Sherman<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Melbourne, which is the Seat of Izard County and lies just to the South.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 98 miles [157.7 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Brockwell to Little Rock, with an average speed<5>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,627 miles [10,665.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,358 miles [11,841.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,236 miles [8,426.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brockwell. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brockwell) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brockwell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brockwell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brockwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1428, Longitude: -91.9265       In this case, the coordinates for Brockwell 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 Brockwell 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 317.065 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.567 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.964 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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