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Welcome to Compton ...

Compton is located in the Arkansas Ozarks.

Compton is located in Newton County<1>.

The location of Compton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Compton is 2,150 feet [655 m] above sea level.<3> 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<4>

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.

Communities near Compton ...

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

  • Harrison [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
    • Harrison [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,080 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrison<6>
  • Green Forest [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Forest
    • Green Forest [Carroll County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,749 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green Forest<6>
  • Jasper [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper [Newton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<6>
  • Bellefonte [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefonte
    • Bellefonte [Boone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellefonte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefonte
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alpena [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpena
      • Alpena [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 397 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpena<6>
    • Western Grove [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Western Grove
      • Western Grove [Newton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 361 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Western Grove
    • Valley Springs [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Springs
      • Valley Springs [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Springs
    • Ponca [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponca
      • Ponca [Newton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ponca<6>
    • Parthenon [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parthenon
      • Parthenon [Newton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Compton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parthenon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parthenon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parthenon<6>
    • Dryfork [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryfork
      • Dryfork [Carroll County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Compton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dryfork

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.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Newton County

About Arkansas

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: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Newton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Compton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<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 drawn 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Compton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Compton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0967, Longitude: -93.3027       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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