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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Macey to ...

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Macey to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,577 miles [10,584.7 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 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Macey ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Macey.

While the name Macey is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Macey, we know of 2 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Arkansas

Communities located internationally

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Hardin County

Our profile page for Macey, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the North Northwest


Smith County

Our profile page for Macey, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the East


Brazos County

Our profile page for Macey, Brazos County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Southwest

Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


- Lower Normandy   [Map]

Distance: About 4,368 miles [7,029.6 km] to the Northeast

- Champagne-Ardenne   [Map]

Distance: About 4,595 miles [7,394.9 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Macey ...

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.

Black Oak   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Macey   [Map]
Clearwater   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Cockrum (MO)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Cottonwood Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dixie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Happy Corners   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lake View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leachville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lester   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Maysville (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Onion   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Vail   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [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 Macey. 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.

Dee Clark     (Born as Delectus Clark)
  Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at an age of 52. He was buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Blytheville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Macey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<7>

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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 that starts in Macey. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Macey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Macey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9273, Longitude: -90.3598     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Macey 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 Macey 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 316.038 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.349 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.303 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:

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