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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From South Crossett 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 Crossett 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 Crossett to:

  • Hamburg [Map], which is the Seat of Ashley County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from South Crossett to Hamburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,781 miles [10,913 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 7,503 miles [12,074.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,378 miles [8,655.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Crossett ...

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.

Berlin   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East of South Crossett   [Map]
Bovine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Brushy (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Crossroad   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Gulledge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meridian   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pine Island Landing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rogers (LA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Thirteen Points Landing (LA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Unity   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Crossett. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1057, Longitude: -91.9537     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Crossett 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 Crossett 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 316.825 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.884 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.501 degrees.

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