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Holly Grove, Arkansas
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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Holly Grove to ...

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

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

  • Clarendon [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Holly Grove to Clarendon, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 836 miles [1,345.4 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 6,676 miles [10,744 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 7,401 miles [11,910.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,277 miles [8,492.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Holly Grove ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Holly Grove.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Holly Grove. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 13 communities in the United States - with 14 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Walker County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East Southeast


Franklin Parish

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Franklin Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South


Worcester County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the East Northeast


Carroll County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the Southeast

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North Carolina

Bertie County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Bertie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Bertie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Davidson County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the East

Gates County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Gates County   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Haywood County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East Northeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the East Northeast

Tipton County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Tipton County   [Map]
Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the Northeast

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Polk County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the Southwest

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Louisa County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Holly Grove, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Holly Grove ...

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.

Crockett's Bluff   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South of Holly Grove   [Map]
Deep Elm   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Lookout   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Park Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pine City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Plainview   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ragtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Raymond (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Holly Grove. 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.

Oscar Polk
  Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at an age of 49. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Marianna [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Holly Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Holly Grove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Holly Grove) 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 Holly Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Holly Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holly Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5976, Longitude: -91.2002     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holly Grove 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 Holly Grove 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 316.479 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.681 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.925 degrees.

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<7>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Holly Grove 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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<8>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:

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