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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 Witter, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Witter 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 Witter:
    • 35.937578, -93.683524
    • 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 Witter
  • 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 Witter ...

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.

  • Aurora [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Witter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
  • Boston [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
    • Boston [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Witter
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
  • Combs [Madison County]
  • Georgetown [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Witter
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Harmony [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Madison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Witter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Huntsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Madison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Witter
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,569 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntsville<3>
    • Jordan [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Madison County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Witter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Patrick [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick
      • Patrick [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Witter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patrick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick
    • Purdy [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdy
      • Purdy [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Witter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
    • Red Star [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Star
      • Red Star [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Witter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Star have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Star
    • Truth [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truth
      • Truth [Madison County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Witter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Truth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Witter. 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 ...
    • John Sherman 'Sherm' Lollar     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Witter to Huntsville, with an average speed<5> 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 115 miles [185.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,703 miles [10,787.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,438 miles [11,970.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,318 miles [8,558.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Witter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9376, Longitude: -93.6835       In this case, the coordinates for Witter 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 Witter 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 318.203 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.861 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.804 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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