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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 Kress City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kress 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 Kress City:
    • 33.294294, -93.604899
    • 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 Kress 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kress 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.

  • Box Springs [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Springs
    • Box Springs [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Kress City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Box Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Springs
  • Experiment [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Experiment
    • Experiment [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Kress City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Experiment have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Experiment
  • Forest Grove [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Grove
    • Forest Grove [Lafayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Kress City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Grove
  • Friendship [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Kress City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
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    • Grants [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grants
      • Grants [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Kress City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grants have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grants
    • Hennessey [Hempstead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hennessey
      • Hennessey [Hempstead County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Kress City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hennessey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lewisville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Lafayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Kress City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<3>
    • Mount Pleasant [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Nevada County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Kress City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Piney Grove [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
      • Piney Grove [Lafayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Kress City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove
    • Rocky Mound [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mound
      • Rocky Mound [Miller County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Kress City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mound
    • Stamps [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamps
      • Stamps [Lafayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Kress City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamps<3>
    • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Kress City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill

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 Kress City. 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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    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Kress City.
    • Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at the age of 83. He is buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas).
      • Waldo is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Kress City.
      • Waldo is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Kress City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Kress City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews<4>

How Far From Kress 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 community such as Kress City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lewisville, which is the Seat of Lafayette County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Kress 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,836 miles [11,001.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,563 miles [12,171.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,439 miles [8,753.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Lafayette County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kress City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kress City. 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 Kress City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kress City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2943, Longitude: -93.6049       In this case, the coordinates for Kress City 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 Kress 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 317.902 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.165 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.183 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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