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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Gilmore 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 city such as Gilmore to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Crittenden County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Gilmore to Marion, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,325 miles [11,788.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,201 miles [8,370.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gilmore ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Gilmore.

While the name Gilmore is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the Southeast

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East Southeast

Idaho

Lemhi County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Lemhi County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Bond County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Bond County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the North

Effingham County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the North Northeast

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Kansas

Thomas County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Thomas County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Thomas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the South

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Missouri

Saint Charles County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Saint Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the North

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Nebraska

Sarpy County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Sarpy County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Columbiana County
This community is historic.
Although located in Columbiana County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the East Northeast

McKean County

Our profile page for Gilmore, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Madison County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Gilmore, Rockbridge County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rockbridge County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Gilmore ...

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.

Birdsong   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Gilmore   [Map]
Black Oak   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Booker   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Deckerville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dimple   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Dub   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Frenchmans Bayou   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Frys Mill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Joiner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Poindexter   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Spear Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Stacy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] 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 Gilmore. 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.

Kathy Bates     (Kathleen Doyle Bates)
  Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore
 
Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)
  Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Covington [Map] is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the east of Gilmore

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<9>
 
Benjamin Lawson Hooks
  Civil rights leader, minister, lawyer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday January 31, 1925 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 15, 2010 at an age of 85. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Lawson Hooks
 
Wayne Jackson     (Wayne Lamar Jackson)
  Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday June 21, 2016 at an age of 74. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Jackson
 
Harold Edward 'Quake' Johnson, Sr.
  Musician - a member of 'The Astors'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday August 21, 1944 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday May 5, 2003 at an age of 58.

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Edward 'Quake' Johnson, Sr.
 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  Social reformer, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday January 15, 1929 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 4, 1968 at an age of 39.

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Andrew Love
  Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday November 21, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 12, 2012 at an age of 70.

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Love
 
Frank McRae
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday March 18, 1944

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore
 
James William 'Jimmy' Moore
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Paris (Tennessee) on Thursday April 24, 1902 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday March 7, 1986 at an age of 83.

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James William 'Jimmy' Moore
 
Charles 'Skip' Pitts
  Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday April 7, 1947 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday May 1, 2012 at an age of 65.

Memphis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gilmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Skip' Pitts
 
John 'Big John' Tate
  Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Marion [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Gilmore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Crittenden County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gilmore. 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Gilmore. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gilmore) 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 Gilmore. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gilmore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4116, Longitude: -90.2779     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gilmore 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 Gilmore 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 315.952 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.179 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.37 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gilmore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Gilmore could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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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