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Around Blue Ball ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort Smith. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northwest of Blue Ball. Fort Smith has a population of 87,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hot Springs. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the southeast of Blue Ball and has a population of 35,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2013
Alma   [Map]     5,523   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Atkins   [Map]     3,044   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Barling   [Map]     4,750   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Booneville   [Map]     3,963   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clarksville   [Map]     9,324   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dardanelle   [Map]     4,693   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greenwood   [Map]     9,302   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mena   [Map]     5,723   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ozark   [Map]     3,666   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Paris   [Map]     3,495   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pottsville   [Map]     3,028   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Russellville   [Map]     28,533   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Van Buren   [Map]     23,059   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Waldron   [Map]     3,533   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pocola (OK)   [Map]     4,021   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2013
Belleville   [Map]     438   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]     123   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bluffton   [Map]     ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Briggsville   [Map]     ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Corinth   [Map]     70   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Danville   [Map]     2,382   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gravelly   [Map]     ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Harvey   [Map]     ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Havana   [Map]     373   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Little Texas   [Map]     ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Magazine   [Map]     839   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Parks   [Map]     ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Rover   [Map]     ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sims   [Map]     ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Waltreak   [Map]     ---   E   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Blue Ball, please visit our County-by-County Page for Blue Ball.

Nearby Communities Having TripAdvisor Information ...

While we are unaware of specific information for Blue Ball, the following nearby communities do have TripAdvisor Tourism pages:

Communities Explored by TripAdvisor

Belleville  -  17 miles [27.4 km] to the east northeast [Map]  

Boles  -  22 miles [35.4 km] to the west southwest [Map]  

Booneville  -  17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest [Map]  

Danville  -  19 miles [30.6 km] to the east northeast [Map]  

Havana  -  14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast [Map]  

Paris  -  22 miles [35.4 km] to the north [Map]  

Pencil Bluff  -  23 miles [37 km] to the south [Map]  

Plainview  -  23 miles [37 km] to the east [Map]  

Rover  -  17 miles [27.4 km] to the east [Map]  

Story  -  21 miles [33.8 km] to the south southeast [Map]  

Subiaco  -  23 miles [37 km] to the north [Map]  

Waldron  -  22 miles [35.4 km] to the west [Map]  

Scott County ...

Blue Ball is primarily located in Scott County. A portion of Blue Ball extends into Yell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Scott County: Logan, Montgomery, Polk, Sebastian, Yell & Le Flore (OK).

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Blue Ball. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have two new sections that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Blue Ball.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Blue Ball. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blue Ball. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Airports Near Blue Ball ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Blue Ball.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<4>  Location  NFDC<5>
Booneville Muni.   [Map]     Booneville  4M2   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Danville Muni.   [Map]     Danville  32A   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Waldron Muni.    [Map]     Waldron  M27   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Paris Muni.   [Map]     Paris  7M6   N   23 miles [37 km]
Bearce Airport   [Map]     Mount Ida  7M3   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mount Ida Muni.   [Map]     Hurricane Grove  ---   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<6> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Blue Ball.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blue Ball. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  Location  NFDC
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]     Little Rock  LIT   E   85 miles [136.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  Location  NFDC
Fort Smith Rgnl. (FSM/KFSM)   [Map]     Fort Smith  FSM   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Boone Co. Airport (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]     Harrison  HRO   NNE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Northwest Arkansas Rgnl. (ICAO: KXNA)   [Map]     Cave Springs  XNA   NNW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Texarkana Rgnl. (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]     Texarkana  TXK   S   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)     Location  NFDC
Booneville Muni.   [Map]     Booneville  4M2   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Danville Muni.   [Map]     Danville  32A   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Waldron Muni.    [Map]     Waldron  M27   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Paris Muni.   [Map]     Paris  7M6   N   23 miles [37 km]
Bearce Airport   [Map]     Mount Ida  7M3   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mount Ida Muni.   [Map]     Hurricane Grove  ---   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ozark - Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]     Ozark  7M5   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Clarksville Muni.   [Map]     Clarksville  H35   NNE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mena Intermountain Muni.(ICAO: KMEZ)   [Map]     Mena  MEZ   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Detailed Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort Smith Rgnl. (FSM/KFSM)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mena Intermountain Muni.(ICAO: KMEZ)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Meml. Fld.(HOT/KHOT)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Boone Co. Airport (HRO/KHRO)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Arkansas Rgnl. (ICAO: KXNA)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Texarkana Rgnl. (TXK/KTXK)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Blue Ball:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blue Ball.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins at Blue Ball. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Ball) to Point B.

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<3>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<5>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Blue Ball), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blue Ball.


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