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Compton, Arkansas
(Newton County)

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The location of Compton

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Welcome to Compton ...

Compton is located in the Arkansas Ozarks.

Compton is located in Newton County.

Compton is 2,150 feet [655 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Compton is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Compton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Compton: (870)

The ZIP code for Compton: 72624<2>

Communities near Compton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Compton and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpena   [Map]   398   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bellefonte   [Map]   467   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dryfork   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Green Forest   [Map]   2,679   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Harrison   [Map]   13,079   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   440   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Compton.

Communities Also Named Compton ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Compton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Compton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Compton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Compton ...

Looking for more information about Compton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Compton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Compton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Compton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Compton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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



Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Compton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Compton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Compton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Compton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Compton) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Compton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0967, Longitude: -93.3027     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Compton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Compton.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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This page was last modified: 23 Sep 2018
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