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South Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From South Fort Smith 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 Fort Smith 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 Fort Smith to:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from South Fort Smith to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,761 miles [10,880.8 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 7,496 miles [12,063.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,376 miles [8,651.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Fort Smith ...

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.

Bonanza   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of South Fort Smith   [Map]
Catcher   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar Knobb (OK)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cedars (OK)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cottonwood (OK)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Crescent   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Enterprise   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Greenwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Greenwood Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Jenny Lind   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Old Jenny Lind   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Paw Paw (OK)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Saw Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Shady Grove (OK)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 Fort Smith. 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.

Ernest Whitman
  Actor. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Tueday February 21, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 5, 1954 at an age of 61.

Fort Smith [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast of South Fort Smith

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Whitman<7>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Fort Smith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3315, Longitude: -94.4010     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Fort Smith 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 Fort Smith 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 318.626 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.274 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.232 degrees.

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<7>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for South Fort Smith.


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