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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 Brookings, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brookings 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 Brookings:
    • 36.285065, -90.720670
    • 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 Brookings
  • 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 Brookings ...

We have found four communities that share the name Brookings.

Within Arkansas, the name Brookings is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Newaygo 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 Michigan community of Brookings [Newaygo County].
    • Oregon
      • Curry County
      • This Brookings is located in Curry County and lies 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Brookings that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookings
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Curry County community of Brookings.
    • South Dakota
      • Brookings County
      • This Brookings is located in Brookings County and lies 638 miles [1,026.8 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Brookings that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookings
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brookings County community of Brookings.
    • Virginia
      • Goochland 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 Virginia community of Brookings [Goochland County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brookings ...

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.

  • Biggers [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biggers
    • Biggers [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Brookings
    • Estimated population in 2019: 339 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biggers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biggers
  • Biggers Ferry [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biggers Ferry
    • Biggers Ferry [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Brookings
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biggers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biggers Ferry
  • Black Jack [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Jack
    • Black Jack [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Brookings
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Jack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Jack
  • Case [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Case
    • Case [Greene County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Brookings
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Case have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Case
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Evening Star [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evening Star
      • Evening Star [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Brookings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evening Star have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evening Star
    • Heelstring [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heelstring
      • Heelstring [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Brookings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heelstring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heelstring
    • Peach Orchard [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Orchard
      • Peach Orchard [Clay County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Brookings
      • Estimated population in 2019: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peach Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Orchard
    • Rocky Ford [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Brookings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Running Lake [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Running Lake
      • Running Lake [Randolph County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Brookings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Running Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stonewall [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Greene County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Brookings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Twin Oaks [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Oaks
      • Twin Oaks [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Brookings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Oaks

How Far From Brookings to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Brookings to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Brookings to Little Rock, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,573 miles [10,578.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,302 miles [11,751.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Brookings 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brookings) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookings. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2851, Longitude: -90.7207       In this case, the coordinates for Brookings have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 Brookings 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 316.293 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.691 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.393 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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