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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Pope County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Solo to Russellville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,694 miles [10,772.9 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 7,427 miles [11,952.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,305 miles [8,537.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Solo ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Solo.

While the name Solo is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Forsyth County

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


Texas County

Our profile page for Solo, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the North Northeast

New Mexico

Taos County

Our profile page for Solo, Taos County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the West

North Carolina

Watauga County

Our profile page for Solo, Watauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the East

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Tipton County

Our profile page for Solo, Tipton County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the East

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Ector County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Solo ...

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.

Ben Hur   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North of Solo   [Map]
Boiling Springs (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Freeman Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hector   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Lost Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Okay (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Raspberry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Tag   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Solo. 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.

Johnny Carpenter
  Actor. He was born in Dardanelle (Arkansas) on Thursday June 25, 1914 and died in Burbank (California) on Thursday February 27, 2003 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Dardanelle [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Solo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Carpenter<8>
John Carter
  Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at an age of 87.

Center Ridge [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Solo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Solo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5873, Longitude: -92.9635     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Solo 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 Solo 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 317.70 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.23 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.535 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 Solo 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>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:

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