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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 Fountain Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fountain Lake 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 Fountain Lake:
    • 34.613944, -92.920208
    • 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 Fountain Lake
  • 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 Fountain Lake ...

We have found one communities that share the name Fountain Lake.

Within Arkansas, the name Fountain Lake is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, there is another community also named Fountain Lake in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • South Carolina
      • Orangeburg County
      • This Fountain Lake is located in Orangeburg County and lies 725 miles [1,166.8 km]<1> to the east of the Fountain Lake that is located in Garland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orangeburg County community of Fountain Lake.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fountain Lake ...

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.

  • Bonanza Springs [Garland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonanza Springs
    • Bonanza Springs [Garland County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Fountain Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonanza Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crows [Saline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crows
    • Crows [Saline County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Fountain Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crows
  • Dripping Springs [Garland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dripping Springs
    • Dripping Springs [Garland County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Fountain Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dripping Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Electric [Saline County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric
    • Electric [Saline County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Fountain Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Electric have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Euclid Heights [Garland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euclid Heights
      • Euclid Heights [Garland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fountain Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euclid Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euclid Heights
    • High Point [Garland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Point
      • High Point [Garland County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Fountain Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hot Springs Village [Garland County]
    • Jessieville [Garland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jessieville
      • Jessieville [Garland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fountain Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jessieville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jessieville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jessieville<3>
    • Lake Catherine [Garland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Catherine
      • Lake Catherine [Garland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Fountain Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Catherine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Catherine
    • Mountain Valley [Garland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Valley
      • Mountain Valley [Garland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Fountain Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Valley
    • Price [Garland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Garland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Fountain Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
    • Rubicon [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rubicon
      • Rubicon [Saline County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Fountain Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rubicon

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 Fountain Lake. 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 ...
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Fountain Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<4>
    • Robert Loveman     (Poet, lyricist)
      • Poet, lyricist. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday April 11, 1864 and died in Hot Springs (Arkansas) on Tueday July 10, 1923 at the age of 59. He is buried at West Hill Cemetery (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Hot Springs is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Fountain Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Loveman<4>
    • Patsy Montana     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Hot Springs (Arkansas) on Friday October 30, 1908 and died in San Jacinto (California) on Friday May 3, 1996 at the age of 87. She is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Hot Springs is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Fountain Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Montana<4>
    • James Edward 'Jimmy' Zinn     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Fountain Lake 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 town such as Fountain Lake to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hot Springs, which is the Seat of Garland County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Fountain Lake to Hot Springs, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,742 miles [10,850.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,472 miles [12,025 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,349 miles [8,608.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Garland County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Garland County: www.garlandcounty.org/

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- Fountain Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fountain Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fountain Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fountain Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6139, Longitude: -92.9202       In this case, the coordinates for Fountain Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Fountain Lake 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 317.588 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.972 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.679 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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