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 The location of Kings Creek 

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(position within Scott County, State of Arkansas)

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So far, we have found very little information about Kings Creek. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Kings Creek to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Kings Creek, please Contact Us.




How Far From Kings Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Kings Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Kings Creek once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Kings Creek to:

  • Waldron [Map], which is the Seat of Scott County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Kings Creek to Waldron, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,770 miles [10,895.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,503 miles [12,074.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,382 miles [8,661.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Kings Creek ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Kings Creek.

While the name Kings Creek is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Arkansas

Kentucky

Letcher County

Our profile page for Kings Creek, Letcher County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the East Northeast

Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Kings Creek, Somerset County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Somerset County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Alleghany County

Our profile page for Kings Creek, Alleghany County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the East

Caldwell County

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Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Cherokee County

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Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Roane County

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

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West Virginia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Kings Creek, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the East Northeast

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While Kings Creek is historic, the Panormaio website has a photo collection that might have pictures from the area where Kings Creek was located:

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Kings Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Kings Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kings Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kings Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0187, Longitude: -94.1919     [Map]. The coordinates for Kings Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Kings Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 318.458 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 315.038 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 313.185 degrees.

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<8>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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