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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 Central City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Central City 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 Central City:
    • 35.329912, -94.234885
    • 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 Central City
  • 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 Central City ...

We found 23 communities that share the name Central City.

There is one other community in Arkansas which is also named Central City.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Arkansas ...
    • Garland 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 Central City [Garland County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Coffee County
      • This Central City is located in Coffee County and lies 558 miles [898 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Central City.
    • Colorado
      • Gilpin County
      • This Central City is located in Gilpin County and lies 689 miles [1,108.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gilpin County community of Central City.
    • Florida
      • Liberty County
      • This Central City is located in Liberty County and lies 646 miles [1,039.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Central City.
    • Georgia
      • Fulton 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 Georgia community of Central City [Fulton County].
    • Illinois
      • Grundy County
      • This Central City is located in Grundy County and lies 519 miles [835.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Central City.
      • Marion County
      • This Central City is located in Marion County and lies 358 miles [576.1 km] to the northeast of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Central City.
    • Iowa
      • Linn County
      • This Central City is located in Linn County and lies 496 miles [798.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Central City.
    • Kansas
      • Anderson 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 Kansas community of Central City [Anderson County].
      • Cherokee 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 Kansas community of Central City [Cherokee County].
      • Decatur 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 Kansas community of Central City [Decatur County].
      • Lyon 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 Kansas community of Central City [Lyon County].
      • Nemaha 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 Kansas community of Central City [Nemaha County].
    • Kentucky
      • Muhlenberg County
      • This Central City is located in Muhlenberg County and lies 417 miles [671.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muhlenberg County community of Central City.
    • Missouri
      • Jasper County
      • This Central City is located in Jasper County and lies 122 miles [196.3 km]<2> to the north of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Central City.
      • Putnam County
      • Although located in Putnam County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Central City.
    • Montana
      • Madison 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 Montana community of Central City [Madison County].
    • Nebraska
      • Merrick County
      • This Central City is located in Merrick County and lies 448 miles [721 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merrick County community of Central City.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Central City.
    • Ohio
      • Licking 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 Ohio community of Central City [Licking County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Centre County
      • This Central City is located in Centre County and lies 971 miles [1,562.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Centre County community of Central City.
      • Somerset County
      • This Central City is located in Somerset County and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the east northeast of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Central City.
    • South Dakota
      • Lawrence County
      • This Central City is located in Lawrence County and lies 801 miles [1,289.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Central City that is located in Sebastian County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Central City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Central City ...

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.

  • Beverly
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly is located in Sebastian County
  • Bloomer
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomer
    • Bloomer is located in Sebastian County
  • Catcher
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catcher have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catcher
    • Catcher is located in Crawford County
  • Crescent
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
    • Crescent is located in Sebastian County
  • Cross Lanes
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Lanes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Lanes
    • Cross Lanes is located in Crawford County
  • Diamond Grove
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Grove
    • Diamond Grove is located in Sebastian County
  • Fidelity ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fidelity have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fidelity
    • Fidelity is located in Sebastian County
  • Greenwood
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood is located in Sebastian County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,396 people
  • Island
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island
    • Island is located in Sebastian County
  • Jenny Lind
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenny Lind have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenny Lind
    • Jenny Lind is located in Sebastian County
  • Oak Grove
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove is located in Crawford County
  • Old Jenny Lind
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Jenny Lind have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Jenny Lind
    • Old Jenny Lind is located in Sebastian County
  • Saw Mill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saw Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saw Mill
    • Saw Mill is located in Sebastian County

How Far From Central City to ...

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

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

  • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 118 miles [189.9 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Central City to Little Rock, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,755 miles [10,871.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,490 miles [12,054 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,370 miles [8,642.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Sebastian County: www.sebastiancountyonline.com/

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 Central City 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 '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- Central City) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3299, Longitude: -94.2349       In this case, the coordinates for Central City 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 Central City, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Central City 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 318.515 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.145 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.156 degrees.









 

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