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Attica, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Pocahontas [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Attica 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 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,581 miles [10,591.1 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 7,311 miles [11,765.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Attica ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Attica.

While the name Attica is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Attica, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East Southeast


Fountain County

Our profile page for Attica, Fountain County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Northeast


Marion County

Our profile page for Attica, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North Northwest


Harper County

Our profile page for Attica, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West

Lyon County

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

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Lapeer County

Our profile page for Attica, Lapeer County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast

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Aitkin County

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

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Wyoming County

Our profile page for Attica, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the Northeast

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Seneca County

Our profile page for Attica, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Attica   [Map]
Distance: About 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Green County

Our profile page for Attica, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Attica ...

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.

Brakebill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Attica   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elevenpoint   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Gravesville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mock (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Palestine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pocahontas   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Running Lake (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stokes   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Stoney Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Attica. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3509, Longitude: -90.9954     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Attica 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 Attica 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 316.475 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.91 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.503 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Attica could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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