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Algoa, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Algoa.

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

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

  • Newport [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Algoa to Newport, with an average speed<2> 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 88 miles [141.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,627 miles [10,665.1 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 7,355 miles [11,836.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,232 miles [8,420.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Algoa ...

While the name Algoa is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Galveston County

Our profile page for Algoa, Galveston County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the South Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Algoa ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cow Lake (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Algoa   [Map]
Eightmile (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Erwin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fisher   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Gourd Neck   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Hickory Ridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Horseshoe   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Island Town   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Johnstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Murphys Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringers Mill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Jackson County

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Algoa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Algoa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algoa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5074, Longitude: -91.1164     [Map].

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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 Algoa 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 316.495 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.821 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.721 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Algoa.