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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 Brown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brown 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 Brown:
    • 35.909239, -90.211763
    • 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 Brown
  • 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 Brown ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Brown.

Within Arkansas, the name Brown is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another 35 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 35 communities, 34 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Brown [Kern County].
    • Colorado
      • Montrose County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Brown [Montrose County].
      • San Miguel County
      • This Brown is located in San Miguel County and lies 992 miles [1,596.5 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Brown that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Miguel County community of Brown.
    • Florida
      • Columbia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Brown [Columbia County].
      • Union County
      • This Brown is located in Union County and lies 608 miles [978.5 km]<3> to the southeast of the Brown that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Brown.
    • Georgia
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Brown [Henry County].
      • Liberty 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 Georgia community of Brown [Liberty County].
    • Kentucky
      • Mercer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Brown [Mercer County].
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Brown is located in Bienville Parish and lies 304 miles [489.2 km]<3> to the southwest of the Brown that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Brown.
      • Iberville Parish
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Brown [Iberville Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • This Brown lies 992 miles [1,596.5 km]<3> to the north northwest of the Brown that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Brown is located in Montgomery County and lies 745 miles [1,199 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Brown that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Brown.
      • Prince George's County
      • This Brown is located in Prince George's County and lies 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the east northeast of the Brown that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Brown.
    • Michigan
      • Charlevoix County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Brown [Charlevoix County].
      • Gratiot 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 Brown [Gratiot County].
      • Missaukee 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 Brown [Missaukee County].
    • Missouri
      • Sullivan County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Brown [Sullivan County].
    • Montana
      • Deer Lodge County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Brown [Deer Lodge County].
    • Nevada
      • Churchill County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Churchill County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Churchill County community of Brown.
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic and although located in Elko County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elko County community of Brown.
      • Humboldt County
      • This community is historic and although located in Humboldt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Brown.
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Brown [Lincoln County].
    • North Carolina
      • Wilkes County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Brown [Wilkes County].
    • Ohio
      • Carroll County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Carroll County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Brown.
      • Guernsey County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Brown [Guernsey County].
      • Miami County
      • This Brown is located in Miami County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<3> to the northeast of the Brown that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami County community of Brown.
    • Oklahoma
      • Bryan County
      • This Brown is located in Bryan County and lies 376 miles [605.1 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Brown that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bryan County community of Brown.
      • Pottawatomie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Brown [Pottawatomie County].
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Rhode Island community of Brown [Providence County].
    • South Carolina
      • Williamsburg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Brown [Williamsburg County].
    • Tennessee
      • Hickman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Brown [Hickman County].
    • Texas
      • Martin County
      • This Brown is located in Martin County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Brown that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martin County community of Brown.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Brown is located in Davis County and lies 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Brown that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Brown.
    • West Virginia
      • Harrison County
      • This Brown is located in Harrison County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Brown that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Brown.
      • Preston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Brown [Preston County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brown ...

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.

  • Big Lake [Mississippi County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lake
    • Big Lake [Mississippi County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Brown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Lake
  • Buckeye [Mississippi County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckeye have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Mississippi County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Brown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
  • Clearwater [Mississippi County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater
    • Clearwater [Mississippi County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the west of Brown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearwater
  • Cottonwood Corner [Craighead County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood Corner
    • Cottonwood Corner [Craighead County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Brown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Corner
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Happy Corners [Craighead County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Corners
      • Happy Corners [Craighead County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Brown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Corners
    • Leachville [Mississippi County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leachville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leachville
      • Leachville [Mississippi County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the west of Brown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leachville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leachville<5>
    • Manila [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manila
      • Manila [Mississippi County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Brown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manila
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manila<5>
    • Pettyville [Mississippi County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pettyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pettyville
      • Pettyville [Mississippi County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Brown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pettyville
    • Poplar Corner [Mississippi County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Corner
      • Poplar Corner [Mississippi County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Brown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Corner
    • Roseland [Mississippi County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
      • Roseland [Mississippi County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Brown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
    • Shady Grove [Mississippi County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Mississippi County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Brown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Vail [Mississippi County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vail have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vail
      • Vail [Mississippi County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Brown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vail

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 Brown. 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 ...
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Blytheville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Brown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<6>
    • Marshall Grant     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Nantahala (North Carolina) on Saturday May 5, 1928 and died in Jonesboro (Arkansas) on Sunday August 7, 2011 at the age of 83.
      • Jonesboro is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Brown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Grant<6>
    • Frank 'Son' Seals     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Osceola (Arkansas) on Friday August 14, 1942 and died in Richton Park (Illinois) on Monday December 20, 2004 at the age of 62. He is buried at Homewood Memorial Gardens (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Osceola is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Brown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank 'Son' Seals<6>

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 140 miles [225.3 km]<3> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Brown to Little Rock, with an average speed<7>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 750 miles [1,207 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,572 miles [10,576.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,175 miles [8,328.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Mississippi County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mississippi County: www.mcagov.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Brown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Brown 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.
<3>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- Brown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9092, Longitude: -90.2118       In this case, the coordinates for Brown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Brown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.942 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.235 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.241 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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