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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Heber Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Cleburne County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Snell to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,661 miles [10,719.8 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 7,391 miles [11,894.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,268 miles [8,478 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Snell ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Snell.

While the name Snell is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Pulaski County

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


Clarke County

Our profile page for Snell, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the Southeast


Rutherford County

Our profile page for Snell, Rutherford County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the East


Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Snell, Spotsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Marathon County

Our profile page for Snell, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Snell ...

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.

Clay   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast of Snell   [Map]
Dewey   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Hickory Flat   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Hopewell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ida   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Libby (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Mountain Home   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pickens   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Price Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rainbow Island   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Slick Rock Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Tumbling Shoals   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Snell. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Snell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4556, Longitude: -91.9251     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snell 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 Snell 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 317.013 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.415 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.09 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 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 Snell 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>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 Snell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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