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Des Arc, Arkansas

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The location of Des Arc

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Des Arc.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Des Arc ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Little Rock. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the west of Des Arc. Little Rock has a population of 199,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is North Little Rock. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the west of Des Arc and has a population of 65,900 people.

For comparison, Des Arc has a population of 1,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Des Arc and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Beebe   [Map]   8,146   W   23 miles [37 km]
Cabot   [Map]   26,141   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Forrest City   [Map]   14,291   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Heber Springs   [Map]   6,967   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   28,513   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lonoke   [Map]   4,248   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Marianna   [Map]   3,571   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Newport   [Map]   7,690   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Searcy   [Map]   23,916   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sherwood   [Map]   31,081   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Southside   [Map]   ---   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Stuttgart   [Map]   8,773   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vilonia   [Map]   4,538   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ward   [Map]   5,117   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wynne   [Map]   7,962   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Biscoe   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cotton Plant   [Map]   587   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
De Valls Bluff   [Map]   569   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fredonia   [Map]   335   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Georgetown   [Map]   127   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gregory   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Griffithville   [Map]   224   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hazen   [Map]   1,383   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hickory Plains   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Howell   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Little Dixie   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sand Hill   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Screeton   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tollville   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
West Point   [Map]   181   N   16 miles [25.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Des Arc, please visit our County-by-County Page for Des Arc.

Prairie County ...

Des Arc is located in Prairie County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Prairie County: Arkansas, Lonoke, Monroe, White & Woodruff.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Des Arc ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Des Arc.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Des Arc ...

Looking for more information about Des Arc? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Des Arc, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Des Arc.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Des Arc. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability 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 Des Arc. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism
    Parks for Arkansas

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Arkansas Statewide Tourism
    Des Arc Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Des Arc

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Des Arc ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Des Arc.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Carlisle Muni. (FAA ID: 4M3)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hazen Muni. (FAA ID: 6M0)   [Map]   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Frank Federer Meml. (FAA ID: M36)   [Map]   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Searcy Muni.  (ICAO: KSRC)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bald Knob Muni. (FAA ID: M74)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Clarendon Muni. (FAA ID: 4M8)   [Map]   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Woodruff Co. Airport (FAA ID: M60)   [Map]   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stuttgart Muni. (ICAO: KSGT)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Des Arc.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Des Arc. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   WSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   E   86 miles [138.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tunica Muni.  (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   ESE   68 miles [109.4 km]
Greenville Intl.    [Map]   SSE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Mid Delta Rgnl.  (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]   SSE   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Carlisle Muni. (FAA ID: 4M3)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hazen Muni. (FAA ID: 6M0)   [Map]   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Frank Federer Meml. (FAA ID: M36)   [Map]   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Searcy Muni.  (ICAO: KSRC)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bald Knob Muni. (FAA ID: M74)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Clarendon Muni. (FAA ID: 4M8)   [Map]   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Woodruff Co. Airport (FAA ID: M60)   [Map]   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stuttgart Muni. (ICAO: KSGT)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
  Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Searcy Muni.   (ICAO: KSRC)   [Map]
  Website for Searcy Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Stuttgart Muni.   (ICAO: KSGT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
  Website for Tulsa International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
  Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tunica Muni.   (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]
  Website for Tunica Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mid Delta Rgnl.   (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]
  Website for Mid Delta Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Prairie County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Des Arc.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Des Arc) 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 Des Arc. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Des Arc

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Des Arc. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9768, Longitude: -91.5065     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Des Arc have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Des Arc), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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