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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sonora to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sonora to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sonora to Fayetteville, 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 137 miles [220.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,705 miles [10,790.7 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 7,441 miles [11,975.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,322 miles [8,564.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sonora ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Sonora.

While the name Sonora is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Sonora, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the West

Pinal County

Our profile page for Sonora, Pinal County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the West

California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Sonora, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sonora, Hancock County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Poweshiek County

Our profile page for Sonora, Poweshiek County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Poweshiek County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Harper County

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

Lyon County

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

Nemaha County

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

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Kentucky

Hardin County

Our profile page for Sonora, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Sonora, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for Sonora, Atchison County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Sonora, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Richland County

Our profile page for Sonora, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the North

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sonora   [Map]
Distance: About 1,779 miles [2,863 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Sonora, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

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

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Texas

Sutton County

Our profile page for Sonora, Sutton County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sonora ...

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.

Accident   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Sonora   [Map]
Beau-O-Rama   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Cross Roads (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gulley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pilgrims Rest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasure Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Silent Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
War Eagle Cove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.ar.us/

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 that begins in Sonora. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sonora) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sonora. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1654, Longitude: -94.0449     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sonora 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 Sonora 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 318.462 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.191 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.932 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 Sonora, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Sonora 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sonora.



 
 
 

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