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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Magnolia [Map], which is the Seat of Columbia County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Snipe to Magnolia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 970 miles [1,561.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,813 miles [10,964.5 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 7,539 miles [12,132.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,415 miles [8,714.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Snipe ...

While the name Snipe is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Snipe, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the South Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Snipe ...

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.

Damascus   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Snipe   [Map]
Ebenezer   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Free Hope   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Marysville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mount Holly   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Spotville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Tide Water   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Village   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Village Junction   -   5 miles [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 Snipe. 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.

Willie Frazier
  Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Friday June 19, 1942 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday September 5, 2013 at an age of 71. He was buried at Paradise North Cemtery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

El Dorado [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Snipe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<7>
 
Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at an age of 83. He was buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas) [Map].

Waldo [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Snipe

Waldo [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Snipe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson
 
William Edward 'Little Willie' John
  Singer, entertainer. He was born in Cullendale (Arkansas) on Monday November 15, 1937 and died in Walla Walla (Washington) on Sunday May 26, 1968 at an age of 30. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park East (Michigan).

Cullendale [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Snipe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Edward 'Little Willie' John

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Columbia County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snipe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3246, Longitude: -93.0482     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snipe 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 Snipe 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 317.546 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.753 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.937 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Snipe.



 
 
 

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