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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 Nathan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nathan 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 Nathan:
    • 34.106004, -93.813363
    • 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 Nathan
  • 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 Nathan ...

We have found five communities that share the name Nathan.

Within Arkansas, the name Nathan is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Winston 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 Alabama community of Nathan [Winston County].
    • Kansas
      • Barton 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 Nathan [Barton County].
    • Michigan
      • Menominee County
      • This Nathan is located in Menominee County and lies 855 miles [1,376 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Nathan that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nathan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menominee County community of Nathan.
    • Montana
      • Gallatin 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 Montana community of Nathan [Gallatin County].
    • Texas
      • Johnson 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 Texas community of Nathan [Johnson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nathan ...

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.

  • Ball [Pike County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball
    • Ball [Pike County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Nathan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Center Point [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
    • Center Point [Howard County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Nathan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
  • Chapel Hill [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Howard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Nathan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Daisy [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Nathan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Green Plains [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Plains
      • Green Plains [Howard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Nathan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Plains
    • Highland [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Nathan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Maxwell [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Pike County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Nathan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Muddy Fork [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy Fork
      • Muddy Fork [Howard County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Nathan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muddy Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddy Fork
    • Pleasant Home [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Home
      • Pleasant Home [Pike County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Nathan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pump Springs [Howard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pump Springs
      • Pump Springs [Howard County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Nathan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pump Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reed [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
      • Reed [Howard County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Nathan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
    • Stanley [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Pike County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Nathan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Star of the West [Pike County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star of the West
      • Star of the West [Pike County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Nathan
    • Temperanceville [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temperanceville
      • Temperanceville [Howard County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Nathan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temperanceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temperanceville

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

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

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    • Murfreesboro, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 98 miles [157.7 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Nathan to Little Rock, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 986 miles [1,586.8 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,802 miles [10,946.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,533 miles [12,123.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,410 miles [8,706.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 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 Nathan 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nathan) 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 Nathan. 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 NathanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nathan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1060, Longitude: -93.8134    
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Nathan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.121 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.527 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.155 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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