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Note #1: While our information shows that the community of Kings Creek is historic,<1> we want to be sure that it has a presence on our Gazetteer. As we gather information about Kings Creek, we'll be sure to add our findings.

Other Places Named Kings Creek ...

Communities that are also named Kings Creek can be found in:

Located InPopulationDirectionDistance
Kentucky ---   E   644 miles [1,036.4 km]<2>
Maryland --- Still searching for location
North Carolina ---   E   727 miles [1,170 km]
South Carolina ---   E   720 miles [1,158.7 km]
Tennessee --- Still searching for location
West Virginia ---   NE   830 miles [1,335.8 km]

How Far From Kings Creek 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 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 from Kings Creek to:

  • Waldron, 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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) is 6,770 miles [10,895.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba) is 7,503 miles [12,074.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Vatican is 5,382 miles [8,661.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

While Kings Creek is historic, the Panormaio collection might have pictures from the area where Kings Creek was located:

Working on your genealogy? These are excellent websites to start with when searching in and around the area of Kings Creek and Scott County:

Cyndi's List for the State of Arkansas,
        for Scott County
Family Search for the State of Arkansas,
        for Scott County
USGenWeb for the State of Arkansas

We have a longer, more detailed list of websites on our Genealogy Helper Page for Kings Creek.

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 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 starting from Kings Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kings Creek) to Point B.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kings Creek.


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