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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 Meroney, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Meroney 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 Meroney:
    • 33.960278, -91.733631
    • 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 Meroney
  • 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 Meroney ...

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.

  • Branchville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchville
    • Branchville [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Meroney
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchville
  • Champion [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion
    • Champion [Lincoln County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Meroney
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Four Groves [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Groves
    • Four Groves [Lincoln County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Meroney
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Groves have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Grady [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
    • Grady [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Meroney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 391 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grady
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grady<3>
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    • Little Garnett [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Garnett
      • Little Garnett [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Meroney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Garnett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Garnett
    • Rose Hill [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Meroney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Silt [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silt
      • Silt [Lincoln County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Meroney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Star City [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Meroney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star City<3>
    • Terry [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Meroney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry

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 Meroney. 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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    • Eldridge Cleaver     (Activist, Black Panther leader, writer)
      • Activist, Black Panther leader, writer. He was born in Wabbaseka (Arkansas) on Saturday August 31, 1935 and died in Pomona (California) on Friday May 1, 1998 at the age of 62. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Wabbaseka is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Meroney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eldridge Cleaver<4>
    • Charles Johnson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Pine Bluff (Arkansas) on Saturday August 7, 1909 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday June 10, 2006 at the age of 96. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Pine Bluff is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Meroney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Johnson<4>
    • Charlie May Simon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Monticello (Arkansas) on Tueday August 17, 1897 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday March 21, 1977 at the age of 79. She is buried at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Monticello is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Meroney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie May Simon<4>
    • Clark Terry     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Tueday December 14, 1920 and died in Pine Bluff (Arkansas) on Saturday February 21, 2015 at the age of 94. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Pine Bluff is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Meroney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Terry<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Star City, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies just to the West.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Meroney to Little Rock, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,729 miles [10,829.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,453 miles [11,994.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,329 miles [8,576.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lincoln County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Meroney. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Meroney) 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 Meroney. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Meroney

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meroney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9603, Longitude: -91.7336    
<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 Meroney 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 316.765 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.928 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.267 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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