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The location of South Plains

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to South Plains.

This page contains six sections:

Around South Plains ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is West Memphis. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of South Plains. West Memphis has a population of 25,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Searcy. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northwest of South Plains and has a population of 24,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from South Plains and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Augusta   [Map]   2,020   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bald Knob   [Map]   2,907   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Brinkley   [Map]   2,798   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Carlisle   [Map]   2,172   W   41 miles [66 km]
De Witt   [Map]   3,143   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Earle   [Map]   2,276   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Forrest City   [Map]   14,480   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Helena - West Helena   [Map]   ---   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Helena   [Map]   ---   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Marianna   [Map]   3,599   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Marion   [Map]   12,362   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Stuttgart   [Map]   8,945   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
West Helena   [Map]   ---   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wynne   [Map]   8,078   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Clarksdale (MS)   [Map]   16,272   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aubrey   [Map]   148   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Caldwell   [Map]   488   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cotton Plant   [Map]   595   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Fargo   [Map]   87   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Goodwin   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Haynes   [Map]   131   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hunter   [Map]   96   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
LaGrange   [Map]   78   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   693   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Monroe   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Moro   [Map]   188   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Palestine   [Map]   610   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rondo   [Map]   173   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Turkey Scratch   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wheatley   [Map]   323   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

For more communities neighboring South Plains, please visit our County-by-County Page for South Plains.

Lee County ...

South Plains is located in Lee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Crittenden, Monroe, Phillips, Saint Francis & Tunica (MS). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Plains ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for South Plains.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for South Plains.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around South Plains. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Plains. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near South Plains ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to South Plains.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Frank Federer Meml.   [Map]   M36   WNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Marianna / Lee Co. Airport   [Map]   6M7   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lee Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Forrest City Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Forrest City Muni.   [Map]   FCY   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Holly Grove Muni.   [Map]   2A6   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Thompson - Robbins Airport   [Map]   HEE   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Clarendon Muni.   [Map]   4M8   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to South Plains.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from South Plains. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   ENE   59 miles [95 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   W   70 miles [112.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   ESE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greenville Intl.    [Map]   ---   S   93 miles [149.7 km]
Mid Delta Rgnl. (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]   GLH   S   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Frank Federer Meml.   [Map]   M36   WNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Marianna / Lee Co. Airport   [Map]   6M7   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lee Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Forrest City Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Forrest City Muni.   [Map]   FCY   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Holly Grove Muni.   [Map]   2A6   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Thompson - Robbins Airport   [Map]   HEE   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Clarendon Muni.   [Map]   4M8   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stuttgart Muni.   (ICAO: KSGT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tunica Muni.   (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]
        Website for Tunica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mid Delta Rgnl.   (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]
        Website for Mid Delta Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Lee County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Plains.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Plains. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8415, Longitude: -90.9965     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Plains have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to South Plains), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for South Plains.



 
 
 

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