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Welcome to Compton ...

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

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


Compton would have been located within present day Hempstead County<2>.

The location of Compton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Compton is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Compton was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Compton would have been located in the (870) area code.

Communities Also Named Compton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Arkansas communities named Compton: This one is located in Hempstead County and the other is located in Newton County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 20 communities that are also named Compton - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Compton.

Communities near Compton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Compton.

  • Nashville [Howard County]
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    • Nashville [Howard County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the west of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,386 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<6>
  • Murfreesboro [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murfreesboro
    • Murfreesboro [Pike County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,586 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murfreesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murfreesboro<6>
  • Mineral Springs [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
    • Mineral Springs [Howard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,148 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<6>
  • Dierks [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dierks
    • Dierks [Howard County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,082 people
    • Former name for Dierks:
    • Hardscrabble
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dierks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dierks<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Blevins [Hempstead County]
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      • Blevins [Hempstead County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blevins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blevins
    • Delight [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delight
      • Delight [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delight
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delight<6>
    • Tollette [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tollette
      • Tollette [Howard County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tollette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tollette
    • Washington [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Hempstead County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<6>
    • Ben Lomond [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ben Lomond
      • Ben Lomond [Sevier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ben Lomond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ben Lomond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ben Lomond<6>
    • McCaskill [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCaskill
      • McCaskill [Hempstead County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCaskill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCaskill

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Compton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Compton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Compton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Compton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Compton. See our Newspapers Page for Compton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Hempstead County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Compton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Hempstead, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Compton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Compton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Compton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9265, Longitude: -93.8019       In this case, the coordinates for Compton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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