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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Desha.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Desha to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Desha to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Desha to:

  • Batesville [Map], which is the Seat of Independence County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Desha to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 832 miles [1,339 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,367 miles [11,856 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,245 miles [8,441 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Desha ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Desha.

While the name Desha is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Tennessee

Sumner County

Our profile page for Desha, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the East

Virginia

Essex County

Our profile page for Desha, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Desha ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Jamestown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Desha   [Map]
Limedale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Limedale Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Limeville (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Locust Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Quail Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Riverview   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Desha. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Dick Powell
  Actor. He was born in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Monday November 14, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1963 at an age of 58. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Mountain View [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Desha

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Powell<7>

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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: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Desha. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, 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 that we are using 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Desha to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.875 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.292 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.929 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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