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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 Stephens, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stephens 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 Stephens:
    • 33.421991, -93.066979
    • 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 Stephens
  • 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 Stephens ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Stephens.

Within Arkansas, the name Stephens is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson 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 Stephens [Jefferson County].
    • California
      • Los Angeles 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 California community of Stephens [Los Angeles County].
    • Georgia
      • Oglethorpe County
      • This Stephens is located in Oglethorpe County and lies 569 miles [915.7 km]<2> to the east of the Stephens that is located in Ouachita County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oglethorpe County community of Stephens.
    • Kentucky
      • Elliott County
      • This Stephens is located in Elliott County and lies 652 miles [1,049.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Stephens that is located in Ouachita County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elliott County community of Stephens.
    • Louisiana
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • This Stephens is located in Natchitoches Parish and lies 114 miles [183.5 km]<2> to the south of the Stephens that is located in Ouachita County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Natchitoches Parish community of Stephens.
    • Michigan
      • Lapeer 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 Michigan community of Stephens [Lapeer County].
    • Mississippi
      • Pike 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 Mississippi community of Stephens [Pike County].
    • Missouri
      • Boone County
      • This Stephens is located in Boone County and lies 389 miles [626 km]<2> to the north of the Stephens that is located in Ouachita County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Stephens.
      • Callaway County
      • This Stephens is located in Callaway County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km] to the north of the Stephens that is located in Ouachita County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callaway County community of Stephens.
    • Ohio
      • Adams County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Adams County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Stephens.
    • Oregon
      • Douglas County
      • This Stephens is located in Douglas County and lies 1,766 miles [2,842.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Stephens that is located in Ouachita County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Stephens.
    • Tennessee
      • Morgan County
      • This Stephens is located in Morgan County and lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Stephens that is located in Ouachita County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Stephens.
    • Texas
      • Cherokee 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 Stephens [Cherokee County].
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Stephens is located in Davis County and lies 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Stephens that is located in Ouachita County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Stephens.
      • Weber County
      • This Stephens is located in Weber County and lies 1,164 miles [1,873.3 km] to the west northwest of the Stephens that is located in Ouachita County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Stephens.
    • Virginia
      • Spotsylvania 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 Virginia community of Stephens [Spotsylvania County].
      • Wise County
      • This Stephens is located in Wise County and lies 639 miles [1,028.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Stephens that is located in Ouachita County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Stephens.
    • Washington
      • Spokane 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 Washington community of Stephens [Spokane County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stephens ...

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.

  • Damascus [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
    • Damascus [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Stephens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
  • Ebenezer [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Stephens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Free Hope [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Hope
    • Free Hope [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Stephens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Free Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Hope
  • Glenville [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville [Nevada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Stephens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Holly [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly
      • Mount Holly [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Stephens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<5>
    • Snipe [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snipe
      • Snipe [Columbia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Stephens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snipe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snipe
    • Village [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village
      • Village [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Stephens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village
    • Village Junction [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Junction
      • Village Junction [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Stephens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Junction
    • Woodlawn [Nevada County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Nevada County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Stephens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Young [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young
      • Young [Nevada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Stephens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young

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 Stephens. 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 ...
    • Willie Frazier     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (AR) on June 19, 1942 (a Friday) and died in Houston (TX) on September 5, 2013 (a Thursday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Paradise North Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • El Dorado is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Stephens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<6>
    • Arvel Odell Hale     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hosston (LA) on August 10, 1908 (a Monday) and died in El Dorado (AR) on June 9, 1980 (a Monday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Union County, Arkansas).
      • El Dorado is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Stephens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arvel Odell Hale<6>
    • Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (AR) on November 2, 1903 (a Monday) and died in Waldo (AR) on July 27, 1987 (a Monday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas).
      • Waldo is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Stephens.
      • Waldo is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Stephens.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<6>
    • William Edward 'Little Willie' John     (Singer, entertainer)
    • Lynwood Thomas 'Schoolboy' Rowe     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Camden, which is the Seat of Ouachita County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stephens to Camden, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,808 miles [10,956.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,535 miles [12,126.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,411 miles [8,708.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Ouachita County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stephens. 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Stephens 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stephens) 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 Stephens. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StephensOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stephens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4220, Longitude: -93.0670       In this case, the coordinates for Stephens 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 Stephens, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Stephens to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.568 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.792 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.93 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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