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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

South Bend, Arkansas
(Lincoln County)

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The location of South Bend

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of South Bend once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in South Bend to:

  • Star City [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from South Bend to Star City, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 69 miles [111 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,715 miles [10,806.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,439 miles [11,971.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,314 miles [8,552.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named South Bend ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name South Bend.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named South Bend. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States - with 13 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Clayton County

Our profile page for South Bend, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East


Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for South Bend, Saint Joseph County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the North Northeast


Cowley County

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

Morris County

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

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Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for South Bend, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the South

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Blue Earth County

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

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Cass County

Our profile page for South Bend, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Armstrong County

Our profile page for South Bend, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the Northeast

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Harris County

Our profile page for South Bend, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the Southwest

Young County

Our profile page for South Bend, Young County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the West

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Pacific County

Our profile page for South Bend, Pacific County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,893 miles [3,046.5 km] to the Northwest

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Laramie County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near South Bend ...

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.

Back Gate   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast of South Bend   [Map]
Bicker Crossing   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Burr Crossing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Champion (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fish Dock (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Four Groves (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Grady   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Jones Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mayview   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pea Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pickens   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Fork   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Reedville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Silt (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 South Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from South Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0376, Longitude: -91.4637     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 South Bend to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.60 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.746 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.138 degrees.

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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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 South Bend 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 South Bend.


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