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The location of Desha









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Desha.

This page contains six sections:

Around Desha ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Searcy. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the south of Desha. Searcy has a population of 23,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Batesville. It lies just northeast of Desha and has a population of 10,700 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 Desha and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Augusta   [Map]   1,986   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bald Knob   [Map]   2,881   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Beebe   [Map]   8,146   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bono   [Map]   2,379   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Cherokee Village   [Map]   4,644   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clinton   [Map]   2,486   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fairfield Bay   [Map]   ---   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Heber Springs   [Map]   6,967   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   2,126   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hoxie   [Map]   2,632   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Judsonia   [Map]   1,992   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   2,853   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Newport   [Map]   7,690   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Southside   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Walnut Ridge   [Map]   5,062   NE   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Concord   [Map]   236   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cushman   [Map]   457   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Floral   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Locust Grove   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Magness   [Map]   211   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Marcella   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   135   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Newark   [Map]   1,185   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pfeiffer   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pleasant Plains   [Map]   358   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rosie   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Salado   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Sandtown   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sulphur Rock   [Map]   461   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Independence County ...

Desha is located in Independence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Independence County: Cleburne, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Sharp, Stone & White.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Desha ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Desha. 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 Desha. 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


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 Desha ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Batesville Rgnl. (ICAO: KBVX)   [Map]   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Heber Springs Muni. (FAA ID: HBZ)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Melbourne Muni. (FAA ID: 42A)   [Map]   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Newport Muni. (ICAO: KM19)   [Map]   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bald Knob Muni. (FAA ID: M74)   [Map]   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Horseshoe Bend Airport (FAA ID: 6M2)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Searcy Muni.  (ICAO: KSRC)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sharp County Rgnl. (FAA ID: CVK)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 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 Desha.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Desha. 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]   SSW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   ESE   107 miles [172.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Boone Co. Airport  (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]   WNW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Branson Meml.  (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]   NW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Tunica Muni.  (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   SE   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Batesville Rgnl. (ICAO: KBVX)   [Map]   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Heber Springs Muni. (FAA ID: HBZ)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Melbourne Muni. (FAA ID: 42A)   [Map]   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Newport Muni. (ICAO: KM19)   [Map]   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bald Knob Muni. (FAA ID: M74)   [Map]   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Horseshoe Bend Airport (FAA ID: 6M2)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Searcy Muni.  (ICAO: KSRC)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sharp County Rgnl. (FAA ID: CVK)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Newport Muni.   (ICAO: KM19)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Searcy Muni.   (ICAO: KSRC)   [Map]
  Website for Searcy Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Clinton Muni.   (ICAO: KCCA)   [Map]
  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
 
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
  Website for Tulsa 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
 
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
  Website for Kansas City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boone Co. Airport   (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]
  Website for Boone County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Branson Meml.   (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]
  Website for Branson Memorial 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
 
Batesville Rgnl.   (ICAO: KBVX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Independence County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Desha) 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 Desha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Desha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Desha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7362, Longitude: -91.6799     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Desha 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 Desha), 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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