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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the Seat of Pulaski County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Piedmont to Little Rock, 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,713 miles [10,803.5 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 7,442 miles [11,976.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,319 miles [8,560.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Piedmont ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Piedmont.

While the name Piedmont is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East

Madison County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Yavapai County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the West

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Alameda County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,665 miles [2,679.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Las Animas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the West Northwest

Ouray County

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

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Florida

Orange County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Jasper County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the East

Lamar County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the East Southeast

Pike County

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

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Kansas

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Harlan County

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

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Minnesota

Winona County

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

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Missouri

Wayne County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Montana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Stokes County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Piedmont   [Map]
Distance: About 1,738 miles [2,797 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Canadian County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Canadian County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km] to the Northwest

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Quebec

Our profile page for Piedmont   [Map]
Distance: About 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Meade County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Meade County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Grimes County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Grimes County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Southwest

Upshur County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the East Northeast

Nelson County

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

Rappahannock County

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

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Washington

Clallam County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Clallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,847 miles [2,972.5 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East Northeast

Mineral County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Mineral County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Wyoming

Uinta County

Our profile page for Piedmont, Uinta County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Piedmont ...

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.

Hickory Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Piedmont   [Map]
Hickory Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Overlook Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pebble Beach Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Rainwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Turtle Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Piedmont. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Piedmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<9>
 
Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the north of Piedmont

Little Rock [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Piedmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan
 
Gail Davis     (Born as Betty Jeanne Grayson)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday October 5, 1925 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday March 15, 1997 at an age of 71. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Piedmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gail Davis
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Piedmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Piedmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Carl Sawatski
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Piedmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Piedmont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pulaski County: www.co.pulaski.ar.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Piedmont. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Piedmont) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piedmont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7931, Longitude: -92.4129     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Piedmont 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 Piedmont 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 317.275 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.631 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.424 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 Piedmont, 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Piedmont 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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