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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 Brownstown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brownstown 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 Brownstown:
    • 33.817896, -94.067137
    • 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 Brownstown
  • 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 Brownstown ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Brownstown.

Within Arkansas, the name Brownstown is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Sumter County
      • This Brownstown is located in Sumter County and lies 364 miles [585.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Brownstown.
    • Illinois
      • Fayette County
      • This Brownstown is located in Fayette County and lies 456 miles [733.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Brownstown.
    • Indiana
      • Crawford County
      • This Brownstown is located in Crawford County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Brownstown.
      • Jackson County
      • This Brownstown is located in Jackson County and lies 566 miles [910.9 km] to the northeast of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Brownstown.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Brownstown is located in Montgomery County and lies 999 miles [1,607.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Brownstown.
    • Michigan
      • Wayne 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 Brownstown [Wayne County].
    • Ohio
      • Brown County
      • This Brownstown is located in Brown County and lies 669 miles [1,076.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Brownstown.
      • Butler County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Butler County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Brownstown.
      • Ross 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 Ohio community of Brownstown [Ross County].
      • Wyandot County
      • This Brownstown is located in Wyandot County and lies 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the northeast of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyandot County community of Brownstown.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This Brownstown is located in Armstrong County and lies 923 miles [1,485.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Brownstown.
      • Cambria County
      • This Brownstown is located in Cambria County and lies 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the east northeast of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Brownstown.
      • Fayette County
      • This Brownstown is located in Fayette County and lies 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the east northeast of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Brownstown.
      • Lancaster County
      • This Brownstown is located in Lancaster County and lies 1,074 miles [1,728.4 km] to the east northeast of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Brownstown.
    • Washington
      • Yakima County
      • This Brownstown is located in Yakima County and lies 1,637 miles [2,634.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brownstown that is located in Sevier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yakima County community of Brownstown.
    • West Virginia
      • Cabell 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 West Virginia community of Brownstown [Cabell County].
      • Kanawha 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 Brownstown [Kanawha County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brownstown ...

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.

  • Cornhill [Sevier County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornhill
    • Cornhill [Sevier County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Brownstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornhill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hicks [Little River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks
    • Hicks [Little River County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Brownstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks
  • Jacks Isle [Little River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacks Isle
    • Jacks Isle [Little River County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Brownstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacks Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacks Isle
  • Lanes Ferry [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanes Ferry
    • Lanes Ferry [Sevier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Brownstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanes Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanes Ferry
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Millers Crossing [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millers Crossing
      • Millers Crossing [Sevier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Brownstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millers Crossing
    • Mineral Springs [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Howard County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Brownstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<5>
    • Mistletoe [Little River County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mistletoe
      • Mistletoe [Little River County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Brownstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mistletoe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Okay [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okay
      • Okay [Howard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Brownstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okay
    • Pennys [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennys
      • Pennys [Sevier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Brownstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennys have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennys

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 Brownstown. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Brownstown.
    • Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Texarkana (Texas) on Tueday October 13, 1931 and died in La Jolla (California) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at the age of 69. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Texarkana is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Brownstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • De Queen, which is the Seat of Sevier County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brownstown to De Queen, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,827 miles [10,987 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,557 miles [12,161.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,434 miles [8,745.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Sevier County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sevier County: www.seviercounty-ar.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8179, Longitude: -94.0671       In this case, the coordinates for Brownstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Brownstown 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>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 Brownstown, 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>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 Brownstown 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 318.258 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.648 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.31 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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