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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 Wesley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wesley 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 Wesley:
    • 36.027300, -93.920197
    • 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 Wesley
  • 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 Wesley ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Wesley.

Within Arkansas, the name Wesley is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 24 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Henry 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 Wesley [Henry County].
    • Georgia
      • Emanuel County
      • This Wesley is located in Emanuel County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Emanuel County community of Wesley.
      • Oconee 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 Georgia community of Wesley [Oconee County].
      • Taylor County
      • This Wesley is located in Taylor County and lies 593 miles [954.3 km] to the east southeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Wesley.
    • Illinois
      • Tazewell County
      • This Wesley is located in Tazewell County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Wesley.
    • Indiana
      • Montgomery County
      • This Wesley is located in Montgomery County and lies 467 miles [751.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Wesley.
    • Iowa
      • Kossuth County
      • This Wesley is located in Kossuth County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<2> to the north of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kossuth County community of Wesley.
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson 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 Wesley [Dickinson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Russell 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 Kentucky community of Wesley [Russell County].
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • This Wesley is located in Washington County and lies 1,501 miles [2,415.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Wesley.
    • Maryland
      • Dorchester County
      • This Wesley is located in Dorchester County and lies 992 miles [1,596.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dorchester County community of Wesley.
      • Worcester County
      • This Wesley is located in Worcester County and lies 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the east northeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Wesley.
    • Michigan
      • Mason 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 Wesley [Mason County].
    • Mississippi
      • Monroe 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 Wesley [Monroe County].
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • This Wesley is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Wesley.
    • Ohio
      • Muskingum County
      • This Wesley is located in Muskingum County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Wesley.
      • Perry County
      • This Wesley is located in Perry County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the east northeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Wesley.
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Wesley.
    • Oklahoma
      • Atoka County
      • This Wesley is located in Atoka County and lies 149 miles [239.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atoka County community of Wesley.
    • Ontario
      • This Wesley lies 900 miles [1,448.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
    • Pennsylvania
      • Venango County
      • This Wesley is located in Venango County and lies 832 miles [1,339 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Venango County community of Wesley.
    • South Dakota
      • Faulk 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 South Dakota community of Wesley [Faulk County].
    • Tennessee
      • Claiborne 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 Tennessee community of Wesley [Claiborne County].
    • Texas
      • Washington County
      • This Wesley is located in Washington County and lies 437 miles [703.3 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Wesley that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Wesley.
    • West Virginia
      • Wood 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 West Virginia community of Wesley [Wood County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wesley ...

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.

  • Black Oak [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Oak
    • Black Oak [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Wesley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Oak
  • Buckeye [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Wesley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckeye have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
  • Cannon Creek [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Creek
    • Cannon Creek [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Wesley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Creek
  • Cross Roads [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
    • Cross Roads [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Wesley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Georgetown [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Wesley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Harris [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Wesley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • Hartwell [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartwell
      • Hartwell [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Wesley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartwell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartwell
    • Hicks [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks
      • Hicks [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Wesley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks
    • Hindsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hindsville
      • Hindsville [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Wesley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hindsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hindsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hindsville<5>
    • Strain [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strain
      • Strain [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Wesley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strain
    • Sulphur City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur City
      • Sulphur City [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Wesley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur City

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 Wesley. 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 ...
    • Paul 'Daffy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Thursday August 14, 1913 and died in Springdale (Arkansas) on Tueday March 17, 1981 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Memorial Cemetery (Johnson County, Arkansas).
      • Springdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Wesley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<6>
    • John Sherman 'Sherm' Lollar     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wesley to Huntsville, with an average speed<7> 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 128 miles [206 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,707 miles [10,793.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,443 miles [11,978.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,324 miles [8,568.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Madison County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wesley. 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 Wesley 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 '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- Wesley) 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 Wesley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wesley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wesley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0273, Longitude: -93.9202       In this case, the coordinates for Wesley 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 Wesley, 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 Wesley 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 318.368 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.063 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.898 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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