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Snipe, Arkansas

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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


Brazoria County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 317.546 degrees.

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

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Snipe.