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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Marshall [Map], which is the Seat of Searcy County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Snowball to Marshall, 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 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,672 miles [10,737.5 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 7,406 miles [11,918.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,284 miles [8,503.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Snowball ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Snowball.

While the name Snowball is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Arizona

Mohave County

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Snowball
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Snowball ...

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.

Cave Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Snowball   [Map]
Dickey Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dry Creek (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Gilbert   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hall (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Horn Mountain (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Magic Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Push   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Roughedge Ford   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Silver Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Slicker (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snowball. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9065, Longitude: -92.8218     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snowball 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 Snowball 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 317.633 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.194 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.415 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 Snowball, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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