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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Lonoke [Map], which is the Seat of Lonoke County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from South Bend to Lonoke, 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,697 miles [10,777.8 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 7,425 miles [11,949.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,302 miles [8,532.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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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Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for South Bend, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East

Indiana

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for South Bend, Saint Joseph County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the North Northeast

Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for South Bend, Cowley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
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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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for South Bend, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the South

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Minnesota

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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Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for South Bend, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for South Bend, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for South Bend, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the South Southwest

Young County

Our profile page for South Bend, Young County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Pacific County

Our profile page for South Bend, Pacific County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,833 miles [2,949.9 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

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.

Bevis Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of South Bend   [Map]
Booker   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Dogwood Meadows   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Eureka Garden   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Evergreen Place   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Furlow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Gravel Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Greyhawk Addition   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Head (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hidden Oaks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Holland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Meto (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Union Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valentine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Whisperwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [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 South Bend. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of South Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<8>
 
Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the northwest of South Bend

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of South Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan
 
Gail Davis     (Born as Betty Jeanne Grayson)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday October 5, 1925 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday March 15, 1997 at an age of 71. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of South Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gail Davis
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of South Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of South Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Carl Sawatski
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of South Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of South Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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

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 stretches from South Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.8418, Longitude: -92.0543     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Bend 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 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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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.047 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.373 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.257 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 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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<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: findagrave.com.

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