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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Manila 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 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,572 miles [10,576.6 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 7,298 miles [11,745 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,174 miles [8,326.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Manila ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Manila.

While the name Manila is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Clarke County

Our profile page for Manila, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the South Southeast

Dallas County

Our profile page for Manila, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Southeast


Navajo County

Our profile page for Manila, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the West


Humboldt County

Our profile page for Manila, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,860 miles [2,993.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Adams County

Our profile page for Manila, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Ford County

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

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Johnson County

Our profile page for Manila, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Pettis County

Our profile page for Manila, Pettis County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Northwest

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McMinn County

Our profile page for Manila, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the East

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Cherokee County

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

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Daggett County

Our profile page for Manila, Daggett County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Boone County

Our profile page for Manila, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Manila ...

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.

Big Lake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Manila   [Map]
Brown (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Buckeye   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Clearwater   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leachville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lost Cane   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Pettyville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Poplar Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Roseland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 Manila. 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Manila

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manila. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8843, Longitude: -90.1624     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manila 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 Manila 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 315.909 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.193 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.224 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 Manila, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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