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Brookings, Arkansas

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(position within Clay County, State of Arkansas)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Brookings to:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Brookings to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,573 miles [10,578.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,302 miles [11,751.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brookings ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Brookings.

While the name Brookings is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Arkansas

Michigan

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Brookings, Newaygo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Newaygo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oregon

Curry County

Our profile page for Brookings, Curry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km] to the West Northwest

South Dakota

Brookings County

Our profile page for Brookings, Brookings County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North Northwest

Virginia

Goochland County

Our profile page for Brookings, Goochland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Goochland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/


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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Brookings. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brookings) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookings. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2851, Longitude: -90.7207     [Map]. The coordinates for Brookings have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Brookings to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 316.293 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 312.691 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.393 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brookings.



 
 
 

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