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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 Brooks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brooks 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 Brooks:
    • 34.566760, -92.447379
    • 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 Brooks
  • 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 Brooks ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Brooks.

There is one other community in Arkansas which is also named Brooks.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another 29 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 29 communities, 29 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Arkansas ...
    • Grant 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 Arkansas community of Brooks [Grant County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Covington County
      • This Brooks is located in Covington County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Brooks.
    • Alberta
      • This Brooks lies 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
    • California
      • Yolo County
      • This Brooks is located in Yolo County and lies 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yolo County community of Brooks.
    • Georgia
      • Fayette County
      • This Brooks is located in Fayette County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km]<2> to the east of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Brooks.
      • Wilkinson County
      • This Brooks is located in Wilkinson County and lies 532 miles [856.2 km] to the east of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkinson County community of Brooks.
    • Illinois
      • Madison County
      • This Brooks is located in Madison County and lies 318 miles [511.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Brooks.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Brooks is located in Hamilton County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Brooks.
    • Iowa
      • Adams County
      • This Brooks is located in Adams County and lies 460 miles [740.3 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Brooks.
    • Kansas
      • Wilson County
      • This Brooks is located in Wilson County and lies 262 miles [421.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Brooks.
    • Kentucky
      • Bullitt County
      • This Brooks is located in Bullitt County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bullitt County community of Brooks.
    • Louisiana
      • Pointe Coupee Parish
      • This Brooks is located in Pointe Coupee Parish and lies 270 miles [434.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pointe Coupee Parish community of Brooks.
    • Maine
      • Waldo County
      • This Brooks is located in Waldo County and lies 1,413 miles [2,274 km]<2> to the northeast of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waldo County community of Brooks.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Brooks is located in Worcester County and lies 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Brooks.
    • Michigan
      • Bay 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 Michigan community of Brooks [Bay County].
      • Menominee 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 Brooks [Menominee County].
      • Newaygo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Brooks [Newaygo County].
    • Minnesota
      • Polk 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 Minnesota community of Brooks [Polk County].
      • Red Lake County
      • This Brooks is located in Red Lake County and lies 933 miles [1,501.5 km]<2> to the north of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Red Lake County community of Brooks.
    • Mississippi
      • Sunflower County
      • This Brooks is located in Sunflower County and lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sunflower County community of Brooks.
    • Montana
      • Fergus County
      • This Brooks is located in Fergus County and lies 1,238 miles [1,992.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fergus County community of Brooks.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe 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 Brooks [Buncombe County].
      • Lenoir County
      • This Brooks is located in Lenoir County and lies 840 miles [1,351.8 km]<2> to the east of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lenoir County community of Brooks.
    • Ohio
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Brooks.
    • Oregon
      • Marion County
      • This Brooks is located in Marion County and lies 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Brooks.
    • Texas
      • Jefferson 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 Texas community of Brooks [Jefferson County].
      • Panola County
      • Although located in Panola County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Panola County community of Brooks.
    • Virginia
      • Stafford County
      • This Brooks is located in Stafford County and lies 869 miles [1,398.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Brooks.
    • West Virginia
      • Summers County
      • This Brooks is located in Summers County and lies 679 miles [1,092.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summers County community of Brooks.
    • Wisconsin
      • Adams County
      • This Brooks is located in Adams County and lies 656 miles [1,055.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Brooks that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Brooks.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brooks ...

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.

  • Bauxite [Saline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bauxite
    • Bauxite [Saline County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Brooks
    • Estimated population in 2019: 548 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bauxite have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bauxite
  • Bauxite Junction [Saline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bauxite Junction
    • Bauxite Junction [Saline County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Brooks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bauxite Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bauxite Junction
  • Collegeville [Saline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collegeville
    • Collegeville [Saline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Brooks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collegeville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collegeville
  • Dirtdauber [Saline County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dirtdauber
    • Dirtdauber [Saline County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Brooks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dirtdauber have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Evergreen [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Saline County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Goodman [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Saline County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
    • Hurricane [Saline County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Saline County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lignite [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lignite
      • Lignite [Saline County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lignite have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lignite
    • Red Gate [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Gate
      • Red Gate [Pulaski County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Gate
    • Twin Oaks [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Oaks
      • Twin Oaks [Saline County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Oaks

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 Brooks. 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<5>
    • 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).
      • Little Rock is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Malcolm 'Bill' Dickey<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Little Rock is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Gould Fletcher<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Phillips<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Little Rock is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Lee 'Art' Porter, Jr.<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Ray 'Rabbit' Smith, Sr.<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Benton, which is the Seat of Saline County and lies just to the West.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Brooks to Little Rock, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,726 miles [10,824.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,454 miles [11,996.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,331 miles [8,579.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saline County: www.salinecounty.org/

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 Brooks 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brooks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5668, Longitude: -92.4474       In this case, the coordinates for Brooks 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 Brooks, 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>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.
<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 Brooks 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 317.277 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.604 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.477 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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